Tropical World Leeds | Review Guide

Tropical World is located in Leeds, West Yorkshire. It is in the Roundhay area of Leeds and it is part of the large and popular Roundhay Park. It is the UK’s largest tropical plant and animal collections outside of Kew Gardens. We spent just over 1.5 hours walking around it and in all honesty, we found it expensive for what it was. We did make a day of it though as we then visited Roundhay park for a few hours afterwards which is free to visit and free to park at.

Tropical World Leeds | Review Guide

There’s plenty of bus links that take you close to Tropical World. We parked for free in the closest car park which is a few minutes walk away. The car park is free but it fills up really quickly. We arrived at 10 am and by the time we returned the car park was full with around 10 cars driving around looking for spaces.

Review Guide Tropical World Leeds

Tropical World Leeds can be found at the top left part of Roundhay Park. It’s across the road from the main park and it is situated next to the pretty Canal and Friends gardens. There is also some tennis courts near here.

Tropical World Leeds | Review Guide

At present you have to prebook a time slot to visit the attraction. We went for the first slot of the day and we had to queue for a fair while to get in as you have to wait for people to move from the displays before you can go up to them. If you need the toilet there’s some in the large reception area.

Tropical World was actually a lot bigger than I was expecting it to be. There are lots of different sections and areas to it. Sadly, although we were there in August there weren’t any butterflies to be seen flying around. We did spot some on some fruit but we had expected to see much more. We were at the Tropical Butterfly House near Sheffield just a few days beforehand which did have plenty of butterflies so I don’t think we picked the wrong time of year! There are supposed to be 20 to 30 different varieties!

Tropical World Leeds | Review Guide
Tropical World Leeds | Review Guide

You walk through different areas such as a rainforest, mangroves and a dessert. They have fish, birds and reptiles in each area which come from those habitats. There’s plenty to see and to look at with lots of informative signs to read. There are some really unusual birds and the meerkat area was lovely. We had to laugh as they still had a meerkat on lookout despite the fact their area is enclosed with a roof.

Tropical World Leeds | Review Guide
Tropical World Leeds | Review Guide

Tropical World is a good place to visit on a rainy day as everything is indoors. With your ticket you are allowed to return later in the day so long as they’re not too busy. A lot of thought has been put into the theming of the place and at times it feels like you are walking around somewhere a long way from Leeds.

Tropical World Leeds

Important Information about Tropical World Leeds

Address: Princes Ave, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 2ER

Car parking at Tropical World – There is a free car park just down the road. Prices Avenue car park.

Tropical World Prices – Tickets are £7.20 for an adult and £3.60 for a child aged 5 to 15. Under 5’s are free.

Facilities at Tropical World: There are toilets and a shop. Plus a cafe next door. Themed areas with fish, reptiles, meerkats, birds and more.

Opening Times: They are open for most of the year. Please click here for more information.

AccessibilityClick here for information.

Is Tropical World Dog Friendly: Only guide dogs are permitted.

Category: Animals/Aquarium, suitable for all ages.

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Tropical World Leeds
Tropical World Leeds
Tropical World Leeds
Tropical World Leeds

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