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Review of Tropical World

Tropical World
Ranked #24 of 173 things to do in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We visited on a hot day, this was a bit of a mistake as the temps were over 100 in there, whoops!! Apart from that had a nice time, meerkats, parrots, fish, ducks, butterflies, etc.. Good for families, and has lovely gardens. Tip, take picnic, drinks, flask, etc.. as shop and cafe is rather pricey!!

Thank Ruthieruth
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Try taking a visit without kids on a school day, it's a bit of a conveyor belt at weekends and holidays. Take your coat off and spend time in the super hot butterfly house it's another world.

Thank Jonathan W
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Great place for the kids to go during the hols, lots of animals you can feed the fish its great value, even though they charge a fortune in the gift shop but there's no pressure to buy anything, the grounds are lovely so you can take a picnic and its near to Roundhay Park aswell, Just don't expect your lovely hairstyles to come out like you went in ladies and gents the humidity in there will sort that out :D!!

Thank Theresa C
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

A great place to visit. Lots of rooms and exhibits. Well laid out and cared for. A fantastic thing to do as an adult or with children.

Perhaps a little extra cleaning need to be perfect

Unbelievable price - great value for a really good attraction

Thank Danelaw44
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Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Not the biggest and best wildlife place I've visited, but certainly the best value.

There's plenty to see and it's very well presented/laid out. At £3.40 an adult you can't go wrong for an hour or so.

One word of advice though, bring a vest and some shorts!

Thank nmcq87
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