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Tropical World

Canal Gardens | Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 1DF, England
+44 113 266 1850
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Ranked #23 of 103 Attractions in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Gardens
Owner description: Come in out of the cold; at Tropical World, you will always get a warm welcome. Explore the tropics and exotic places from around the world.... more » Owner description: Come in out of the cold; at Tropical World, you will always get a warm welcome. Explore the tropics and exotic places from around the world. Experience life in the jungle and the desert. Meet cuddly creatures of the night and come face to face with some amazing characters. All on your own doorstep!Tropical World is Leeds most visited family attraction and has featured on CBBC. We are home to a number of animals, including; crocodiles, butterflies, bats, snakes and our gorgeous meerkat family! We also have a bird collection that includes rare species. « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed my time here, the choice of animals and birds you see is really good for England. However I did feel that large sections look like they desperately need to spend to get the paint brushes out and make the place a little more polished. However I'm assuming they have spent most of the money on the animals... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Went with our 2 grandchildren aged 4 and 10, the eldest enjoyed it all, especially thesnakes, the youngest only really interested in the meerkats. the toilets really need upgrading - there are only 2 , and not the best, the staff have to use these as well, this is obviously not enough with so many young chidren there, my 4... More

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Clowne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had a really good visit and totally enjoyed it, Meercats are really worth the visit alone, One thing dont visit with a coat on as it is very hot and humid

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Took a long-awaited trip here on Monday with my boyfriend and it was excellent. Adored the meerkats and tropical birds and had an interesting nocturnal section which I've not seen anywhere before. There's a nice big gift shop and a cafe and it's set just opposite Roundhay Park. We went for a drink in the pub across the road after... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

In the summer hols our family visited roundhay tropical world its was lovely, short walk from the car park the gardens were fantastic to walk round on the way there, tropical world is brill value family of 4 £11.70 well worth the price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Whilst visiting our grown up daughter in Leeds we had a couple of hours to kill in the morning while she was busy. We didn't want to go shopping and didn't want to stray too far from Leeds, we saw this in the Hotel room in a places to visit brochure about Leeds. We decided for £3.50 entrance fee we... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Wasnt that much to see just a few birds, fish butterflies, turtles and meerkats. Could be alot better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I went with friends, and, although none of us had been in a fair few years, some not at all, we all enjoyed it not only for nostalgia, but on face-value. It's the closest to a tropical setting I believe there is for many miles around, and well worth a visit. Fairly good value for money (take a couple of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

So glad we spotted this on trip advisor. A wonderful way to wind away an hour (I'm sure you could stay longer actually). Being able to meander around at your own speed & peer at all the strange animals you'd expect in a tropical house. The nocturnal exhibit is particularly well done. Does look a bit careworn but I'd go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

What an interesting place to visit and excellent value at just £3.50 per adult. All the creatures seem well cared for, would definitely visit again but just in shorts and flip flops as it was 110 Fahrenheit and 100% humidity phew!!

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