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“We loved it!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tropical World

Tropical World
Canal Gardens | Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 1DF, England
+44 113 266 1850
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Ranked #16 of 67 Attractions in Leeds
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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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.
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“We loved it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We visited on Tropical World during the February half term with our 5 yr old and 8 month old.
We found it good value for money, cost just over £10 for all of us.
There was plenty to see, my daughter loved the butterflies flying round her.
There are parts that are still under construction, but it didn't spoil the experience.
The only negative we could find is that there wasn't an 'exit'. Once u walked through the tour you had to walk back through to get out, this was a bit chaotic.
We had our daughters pushchair with us and it was hard work getting round, so I would advise just carrying little
ones.
If your in the area it's worth a look, kids will love it.

Visited February 2014
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“What refurbishment”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Absolutely rubbish closed for what to put up scaffolding and close off more than the did before they shut. Full price for less than half the exhibits.

Visited February 2014
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“Complete chaos”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I visited tropical world today with my 16 month old baby and my mum. The place is half opened and in chaos. We saw very few animals and couldn't get through the single file grid lock to see the meerkats. Other people were saying it was a fire hazard and little ones were being expected to trawl through two way traffic systems of overcrowded spaces with little to see. They have clearly opened too early to cash in on half term with no reductions in admission costs. I did complain but got a frost reception with 'it's been like this all week'. No apology, no refund offered! Extremely disappointing to say the least. Don't go. Like other reviewers, I did check the website before our visit and there was no information saying that half the place was shut and still undergoing refurbishment. My son ended up trying to play with the loose laying scaffolding tubing cover that was on the walkway. Disgraceful cashing in Leeds!

Visited February 2014
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Tropical_World_Leeds, Public Relations Manager at Tropical World, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Hi sorry your visit wasn’t as good as you had hoped. As you can see we are in the middle of a renovation programme that we hope will make Tropical World better than ever. We know how much people love coming to see us and when we hate to feel we have let people down.
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“Chaotic at half term”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This place has totally gone down since it opened a few years ago. They are in the middle of a refurbishment and had opened for half term , with some of the exhibits closed , and there was no one way system so everybody , kids , babies , pushchairs etc were going both ways through narrow walkways. There were hardly any butterflies , which I remember being numerous a few years ago . Okay it might be the wrong time of year for them , and it's half term , but if you can't cope with the crowds WHY open too early?

Visited February 2014
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“Not fully opened”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

For £3.50 it was still a half decent visit to tropical world. But was very disappointed when we got there that 2 of the houses were still closed. Definitely wouldn't have travelled from Manchester if had known this. I think it should be put on the website.

Visited February 2014
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