Tropical World

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Princes Ave, Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 1DF, United Kingdom, LS8 1DF
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  • 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, Landmarks

Tropical World - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Tropical World

  • Tropical World Address: Princes Ave, Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 1DF, United Kingdom, LS8 1DF
  • Tropical World Contact Number: +44-1132370754
  • Tropical World Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tropical World Price: 5 GBP
  • Best time to visit Tropical World(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Tropical World: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Tropical World

  • 66.74% of people who visit Leeds include Tropical World in their plan

  • 34.29% of people start their Tropical World visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Tropical World

Monday, Thursday and Friday

93.44% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tropical World

People normally club together Kirkstall Abbey and Harewood House while planning their visit to Tropical World.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Tropical World, Leeds Reviews

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  • 3 of us visited Tropical World, we all felt although the place was nice it was too small. The heat in part of it was welcomed but quickly became over powering. At £6.00 each it was too much for the few minutes it took to get around. It would benefit from more signs showing the way round better as it was not very clear once inside. The kids box meal was £5.00 and very poor value, the piece of fruit in it was discoloured and bruised.The cafe was over priced as they had no competition near enough to go to except a pub which we didn't want to visit with a child in tow. Overall this could be made better but would cost the council money to do that. As most councils are claiming to be underfunded we don't think change will happen anytime soon. If you don't expect too much then you won't be disappointed but we were. I wouldn't visit again and resent council tax been wasted on this place. On a good note the staff were polite and helpful. The gardens and Roundhay park were enjoyed more and better value for council tax payers.

  • Brilliant place for family. Good size zoo with lot to see. Not a traditional zoo but a zoo for small bugs and animals. The difference habitats for different creatures is a wonderful concept and my kids loved it. Must see if you are nearby. Loads of offroad parking available.

  • Good place to bring family. A bit small - did everything in under half an hour. Has a gift shop and reasonable entry fee. But interesting enough to enjoy it, has a range of small animals and different sections such as a butterfly house and a tropical rainforest section. Small children love it. There was only one snake though but plenty of fish and other small animals.

  • If you have a few hours spare then this is ideal for all the family, plenty of wildlife to see whether you like fish, crocodile, spiders, bats, frogs, exotic butterfly, birds or meerkats. Or laze outside the cafe enjoying refreshments, or the views leading to the gardens to gather inspiration for your own backyard heaven. The entry fees are quite cheap and the cafe prices are reasonable for a tourist attraction. We spent 2 hrs here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There's plenty of free parking spaces opposite and a pub directly outside if your feeling thirsty.

  • Tropical world was great!! Way bigger than we expected and great value for money too at £6. Took us over an hour to go through, would recommend to anyone as something to do in the afternoon 👍

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