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Tropical World

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
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Small but does it's job

Good place to spend 2/3 hours of your day as it isn't very big, however it is very enjoyable. Staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Love coming to Roundhay Park, going to the lake, going to the gardens, going to the mansion and... read more

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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...more
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Canal Gardens | Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 2ER, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love coming to Roundhay Park, going to the lake, going to the gardens, going to the mansion and going into the Tropical World.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 849nigelc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic array of butterflies from around the world, flying freely around the large domed areas. Tropical World is home to loads of exciting and exotic animals. Meerkats, monkeys, crocodiles, butterflies, snakes, lizards, iguanas and ultra cute bat's and more are here to be seen....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited tropical world in Leeds today with family members and my 8 year old son. Although the main attraction was good, the cafe really let the whole experience down, plenty of staff on and not really that busy, yet all of the tables were dirty,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank MissJensen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit for several years and a first one with our one year old daughter. We saw plenty of butterflies - unlike other reviewers - maybe they rushed through? Our daughter was very engaged by it all - more so than we had hoped. She...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to spend 2/3 hours of your day as it isn't very big, however it is very enjoyable. Staff were very friendly and informative. It gets really warm in there so I would suggest to leave your jackets in the car! Good value for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank silvaria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take your children/girlfriend/mother anyone! No matter the weather tropical world is a great place to go and marvel at some glorious nature.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 419ChristopherB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place for both adults and children alike. We live locally, and visit often. Good educational content, with interactive displays, and always a delight to see the animals.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lucy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place, Beautiful butterflies. Can imagine it is briliant place for kids but enjoyed as an adult. Been there twice - once alone years ago on a day trip to Leeds (in winter) and once with my partner after we moved to Leeds (in Summer)...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Agnieszka W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was horrified to see the terrible enclosures and lack of space their beautiful animals were in. The workers there need to work on enrichment ideas and consider cutting down their exotic animals as they clearly lack the funding and ability to look after them.

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank CatieGilchrist1122
Reviewed 11 December 2018

The visit for two to three hours is very good, not just with the butterflies flying around, but great fun fining the lizards, snakes and other species in the different areas. The large fish in the tanks are a particular fascination so are the turtles...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andrew W
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11 August 2018|
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Response from asthomo | Reviewed this property |
The que can be long but it dose actually go down fast, so hard to say just what’s your preference maybe summer holiday it will be more busy so book
26 September 2017|
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Response from Scottington | Reviewed this property |
All of the tropical house is inside and the enclosures are very warm so even if its horrible outside I wouldn't wear to many layers.
23 July 2017|
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Response from Patty R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in answering. Many of the flying birds, butterflies etc are free to fly around. Some of the bigger species are in cages/tanks.