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Tropical World

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Address: Canal Gardens | Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 2ER, England
Phone Number:
+44 113 237 0754
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Great but avoid school holidays!

Tropical World is always a great visit. The animals/fish/insects/birds etc always seem well cared for and happy. Lots to see and entertain all the family. Parking can be tricky at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
charlequin15
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited on a Saturday morning . There' is a reasonable collection of exotic fish, lizards, snakes, birds and butterflies. My 7 year old granddaughter enjoyed the rainforest area best. It was very busy and we did not really get time to properly enjoy the experience.

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Thank Stella M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tropical World is always a great visit. The animals/fish/insects/birds etc always seem well cared for and happy. Lots to see and entertain all the family. Parking can be tricky at peak times. If you're visiting without children I would recommend avoiding school holidays and weekends as you invariably have to queue outside and it gets very noisy inside with lots... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The queues on arrival were pretty horrific and the staff were at a loss on how to dissipate them. When we eventually got to pay, the entrance fee was extremely cheap. We spent a few hours here and all the children in our party were entertained with the variety of animals.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great day in the winter as it is really tropical. The meerkats are a treat to watch. Lots of other things to do and see. Nice café outside.

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Thank mrshlljnc
Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fantastic day out we had. For just £6, it was so big and so much to see. Plenty of fish and aquariums, even a crocodile to look at. The monkeys were cute and we caught feeding time with the meerkats. There is more enough to keep little ones busy. A brilliant day out. Staff were all really helpful.... More 

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Thank AshA986
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great value for money and very interesting. Recommended for a family day out, lots to see and learn and the meerkats are cheeky

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have visited tropical World many times. First with my girl friend who came several times also as my Wife. Later we took our family who all loved it. Attractive gardens with Fish, birds butterflies snakes and lizards. The exotic insects are fascinating. No parking problems, good restaurant and toilet facilities. next door to the vast open spaces of Roundhay... More 

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Armitage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four mature adults visited and had a great time in a first class attraction. You get what it says on the tin and we found it faultless. Very well laid out with clear labling, it was quite busy - half term - but always room to see things, and if things wer hiding there was always someone with sharper eyes... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took family for yet another visit. Although been before on many occasions it still gives wonder to the family regardless of how old they all are. Good afternoon out to make a change when you want something quick and inexpensive to do

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Thank DenJayne
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to feel as if your in a tropical country, very warm & sweaty when looking at the plants/fish's & all the butterfly's flying around you before you visit the reptiles.

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