Tropical World, Leeds

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  • Address: Princes Ave, Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 1DF, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1132370754
  • Ticket Price: 5 GBP
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Sport, Garden, Park, Play Ground, Golf Course, Walking Area, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Lake
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About Tropical World, Leeds

Kids are going to love this place! The Tropical World at Roundhay Park has become one of the most coveted family attractions in Leeds. Situated just three miles from the city centre, this terrain is great to take a trek through the rainforest, relax in the simulated environs of Australia and to take a quick excursion through the desert. This is one of the best ways to learn the tropical habitats and other exotic places from around the world: including jungles; deserts; and creatures of the night. 

Some of the zones inside the park are

  • Butterfly House: Houses 30 to 40 species of butterflies.
  • Amazon Tank: The largest fish in Tropical World lives here, the Niger Catfish (Pseudoras Niger) from South America.
  • Australasia House: The Australasia House is home to a huge variety of plants, including the rare Jade Vine. 
  • Creature Corner: You can see lizards, spiny mice and snakes.
  • Amazon/ South American House
  • The Desert House

Spanning over 700 acres, this tropical park consists of

  • Lakes, streams and a landscaped canal in the canal gardens. 
  • Wonderful floral displays in the specialist gardens.
  • You can spend your time fishing in the largest lake, Waterloo. 
  • There are pavements for walking and running, cycling, football and cricket pitches, tennis courts, a golf course, bowling greens. 
  • Children can play in the playground and can do skating in the skate park.

Tropical World Information

  • An adult must accompany children under 14.
  • Free parking is available just off Princes Avenue in Roundhay Park.
  • Disabled parking is available on Princes Avenue just outside the entrance to Tropical World.
  • There is also an Explorer’s cafe inside the park where you can get hold of the snacks.
  • The Park is accessible for wheelchairs, buggies and the like and toilets are available at the Mansion, the Explorer's café in the Canal gardens, Tropical World and the café by the playground.

Tropical World Ticket Prices

  • Children(5-15) : £ 2.50, Under 5 free
  • Leeds card : £ 3.00, ‘Extra’ cardholders and Breezecard : £ 2.00

How To reach Tropical World by Public Transport

  • Roundhay Park is on the 2 and 12 circular bus route.

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Tropical World, Leeds Reviews

  • Went in winter so maybe not the best of time to go. Whilst there was plenty to see, sometimes you did really have to try to find the animals. Think in summer it would definitely be better, especially the outside garden as it was a bit barren, but to be expected given the time of year. I found sometimes you did get into bottlenecks, especially with families and prams. Parking was a bit difficult, parked down the road but only just found a spot. Did enjoy myself, and think it would be very good for kids too.

  • This place was really busy and is laid out in a "queue" form like standing in line at Disney Land. It can get quite hot and claustrophobic. However, there was quite a selection of animals, birds, reptiles and fish in well thought out displays revolving around different biomes. Try not to get caught out by their toy shop. It's kitted out with cute cuddly toys and science kits. Tropical world itself is sorrounded by beautiful gardens and woodland. Parking is free but very limited.

  • A lovely place to go for adults and children, there's a wide range of things to see for butterflies, birds, meerkat and more. I'm 26 and thoroughly enjoyed my visit.

  • Vast improvement over the Tropical World I visited a few years ago, the refurbishment has transformed the place and made it feel like the Aztec Zone on Crystal Maze with added plants and animals. It's no longer a gift shop with a naff attraction, it's a cohesive venue from entry to the cafe. It's still a fairly compact attraction but this is reflected in the low prices. I did note that they managed to process 3 families at the till in the time it took to do our prepaid tickets though so it wasn't exactly a time saver. If you've been before and been disappointed give it another chance.

  • Lots of butterflies but also good place to see reptiles, birds, frogs, meercats. Our favourite part was the nocturnal area which is understandably dimmed for the comfort and better daytime viewing of the animals with bats, nocturnal marsupials and different rodents. Most had information boards to tell you about the creatures, including the free flying ones. However some of the boards definitely didn't match up to what was in the tanks at the time which was a shame. Very warm and humid- if your planning a trip in winter wear layers so you can take some off. Many people going around with pushchairs and wheelchairs and there were toilets half way around. Not a full days activities - we walked around in less than an hour with plenty of dawdling to look at things but combined with a visit to the gardens, park or pub opposite and it makes a great day out :) Well worth the £6 entry.

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