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Tropical World

#9 of 153 things to do in Leeds Features Animals
Canal Gardens | Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 2ER, England
+44 113 237 0754
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Still as good when you're all grown up

My parents used to bring me and my sister here all the time when we were kids. I decided to go back... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Heather W
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nice place

Probably a bit better than I was expecting given the biggest creature is a fish. The 3 year olds... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Waddler
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Perth, Australia
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Tropical World at Roundhay Park is one of the most well-loved family attractions in Leeds and only three miles from the city centre. At Tropical World you can take a trek through the rainforest; stopping off briefly in the outback of Australia before a quick excursion through the desert, and all in the same morning! It is home to some old friends that include rare birds, crocodiles, butterflies, bats, spiders, snakes and the meerkats - the cutest family in Leeds. It re-opened in March 2015. This follows some stunning renovations that include the aquarium area transformed into a new Amazon themed zone where you can see new residents including piranhas and salamanders.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Canal Gardens | Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 2ER, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My parents used to bring me and my sister here all the time when we were kids. I decided to go back for something to do on a rainy Sunday. It is still just as good. Even though it has changed a little. It still...More

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Probably a bit better than I was expecting given the biggest creature is a fish. The 3 year olds in our party loved it, particularly finding nemo and dory. If nothing else it's a good place to stay warm in winter!

Thank Waddler
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went during the hottest day of the year not a good idea only saw a handful of butterflies poor monkeys were trying to hide and looked distressed and the meerkats had no energy just lying there and there was a really awful smell in all...More

Thank roliver1987
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place isn't that big, BUT its absolutely packed with all sorts of butterfly's, birds, snakes, fish, bats, reptiles, frogs etc etc. For the £6 per adult entry fee it is a worthwhile visit. A word of warning though it is very hot and very...More

Thank Les G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good place to take the grandkids / kids as it manages on different levels to keep them amused and with it being close to the largest park in Leeds ( Roundhay ) you can tire them out just that little bit more . The...More

Thank jeffrey g
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the years I have been going to Tropical World for over 18 years and whenever and whoever I go with, they always enjoy the visit

Thank AGT1911
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to tropical land they wasn't any parking close had to park in a park area. Was very dirty we was very disheartened at the place not a lot there smelt awful the price was fair to get in but the gift shop prices was...More

Thank Kelsey R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved visiting today! The array of animals to see is brilliant, and I love how much information you get about each animal. It is interesting to read up. The butterfly room was spectacular. I have never seen so many beautiful butterflies. And the meerkats...More

Thank Charlotte H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing little hidden treasure. Some thing for all the family to enjoy. The prices are very reasonable.

Thank Rachel G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place used to be free, and it was always surprising that it was because it was a good visit - so we returned 15 years later and paid the entrance fee. Still enjoyed it, but the charge is now too much for the size...More

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
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hols_2705
Do I need to buy tickets online?
16 April 2017|
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Response from RKK802014 | Reviewed this property |
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Andy N
I'm travelling here from Sheffield by car with 2 kids, is parking on site? Or is there a short walk as it's in Roundhay Park? Thanks.
19 February 2017|
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Response from Andy N |
Hi all, thanks for the replies. We ended up parking on Mansion Lane bang opposite the Tropical World. What a great place it is. Enjoyed our day out, will return in Summer with a picnic for Roundhay park too! Thanks to all... More
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rash b
i read on the rewiews that the reptile area is shut for refurbishment. when does it reopen again?
29 December 2016|
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Response from Ann H | Reviewed this property |
sorry don't know open when I went in the summer
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