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Tropical World, Leeds - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Princes Ave, Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 1DF, United Kingdom

Phone: +44-1132370754

Ticket Price: 5 GBP

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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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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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Fantastic, best bet is going during the quite periods.Not an awful lot to see but surroundings are wonderful. The cafe is reasonably priced and decent quality as well. We would recommend combining a visit to the specialist gardens next door and a walk round Waterloo lake in the park, all told makes for a nice relaxing day out.

  • Great trip. We spent about an hour. Not always easy to get round when it's busy, so for maximum enjoyment go when it's quiet.

  • We went here with our cousins and their kids so all in all we had four kids under 4 with us, including one infant. The facilities are great and clean so no worries about having to feed babies and change diapers, there are spaces for those things. The place itself was well laid out and a complete immersion into a tropical atmosphere. It is very hot so be prepared to sweat and have extra clothes for the kids when they get hot and sweaty. There was plenty to see and learn. The kids loved being able to experience things up close and to have a great view of all the animals, especially the birds and meercats! The meercat habitat is great, you get a chance to see them interacting with each other and they are quite entertaining. The butterflies and birds fly free so if you take a little extra time you can encounter some really beautiful and unique ones. It was a great and memorable experience for our entire family.

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