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Address: Canal Gardens | Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 1DF, England
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Tropical World at Roundhay Park is one of the most well-loved family...
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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Busy busy busy.

Recently visited tropical world for the first time in a little while, I have to say I have never seen it as busy as this before. That said, and despite queuing for around half an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Terry S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Price has doubled in recent yeas, seen two butterflys in total, one of those was decised on floor, and literally a couple days birds. Where have they all gone? Did someone leave the door open?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

went again recently, 1st time since the revamp, it wasn't cheap at £5.00 each, but it was definitely worth it. It was hot inside and took a while to get re-adjusted. went into the new cafe, which has trebled in size.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Recently visited tropical world for the first time in a little while, I have to say I have never seen it as busy as this before. That said, and despite queuing for around half an hour to get in it was still a worthwhile and enjoyable visit, the place was packed out yes, but it still didn't feel uncomfortably busy... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Had a great time, although very hot hot hot inside, great place for kids and adults, restaurant good food. Lots for children to see and very educational. Very good value, under 5 free, leeds card holders its £3 and leeds card extra its £2 Good day out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Went to Tropical world in 2014 it was really amazing to see all the creatures,Butterflies Tarantula's. The lights were down low so you could see them all the butterflies were flying around with really beautiful colors amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Unless you don't like bats. Really entertaining and educational for kids. Spent 2 hours there with a 3 year old. Avoid the cafe though. expensive and poor produce.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We went to Tropical World on a Saturday with ages ranging from 2 to 72. Everyone loved it! It took us about 1 hr 15 mins to walk round and we saw everything from spiders, meercats, reptiles, fish, butterflies and more. My little girl loved it and it was very child friendly. The birds and butterflies are flying all around... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

An interesting place to visit, particularly if you have children, they'll love to see the birds, butterflies & especially the Meerkats.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Really great place to visit and fairly cheap too clean and well kept animals helpful and welcoming staff

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

tropical world is great, we have been coming here for years, a great day out for all ages and doesn't break the bank. easy to get to using public transport, and always managed to get a parking space when used the car.

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