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Tropical World

Canal Gardens | Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 1DF, England
+44 113 266 1850
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Ranked #19 of 98 attractions in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Me and my partner had a fantastic day at tropical world, i can honestly say i read reviews before i went although most negative and people mentioned not being able to get to certain areas or not tending to plants and animals but didnt let it put me off as some people can word things a bit extreme, dont understand... More

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York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We've just returned from a trip to Tropical World. There is an enormous amount of work required to complete the renovation, and apart from the gift shop, it was difficult to see what improvements had actually been done. The place is dirty, and very run down. I'm not sure how it can stay open to the public while this work... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Lovely few hours out with the children love the new meercat addition, reasonably priced. Definitely recommend taking a picnic on a nice day.

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Oh what a shame - The former Butterfly World & Tropical World was great BUT sadly is no longer. 'Tropical World' - isn't a patch on what went before. Gone are the swarms of butterflies and the sad creaking venture appears to lack proper care, regular maintenance and investment by the look of it. The scaffolding poles suggest something is... More

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Always something different to see here, I like to go midweek when its not so busy and see the changes since my last visit. Since the MeerKat enclosure was enlarged its even more worth a visit just to stand and watch.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I visited Tropical World with my 82yr old mum and 8yr old son. We all enjoyed our visit even though work was still going on. The entry fee is reasonable but you do have to queue to get in. There needs to be more signage as we were nearly at the end of our walk round when we suddenly noticed... More

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North Yorkshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Very disappointed. Used to enjoy a trip here when the kids were younger but seemed shabbier than ever. We were warned about the building works at one point but the overall effect was just too much. Atmosphere in the meerkats enclosure was so dusty, we couldn't bear to stay in there - couldn't breathe! Butterflies were better and found several... More

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Tropical World is at last receiving some attention to upgrade enclosures and replant some areas. Work is still ongoing as of April 2014. This is obvious but not enough to spoil the day. There were a huge number of butterflies in the first section when we went and some new enclosures were being worked on. There has been a lot... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

It's so reasonably priced and a great way to while away an hour or two. Although the place is undergoing works it's in need of major funding to improve the place it seems to me that the Place need a great deal of work. The staff are lovely and the animals are very interesting.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Tropical world is a bargain at £3.40 for an adult. The place is small but has some really lovely animals. The biggest problem is that although it is clear that there is works going on to improve the place I don't think enough is being done to improve the enclosures of a lot of the animals. It's a little sad... More

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