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Tropical World

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Address: Canal Gardens | Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 2ER, England
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+44 113 237 0754
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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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Busy but good

Been before in the week and definitely prefer that, was very busy and difficult to see everything but a lovely experience and will be going back but on a week day. Very reasonably... read more

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

Took my son & his friends thinking to myself what will I do there? Boy was I wrong, because I loved every moment of my time spent there especially the amazing & rare range of fish swimming throughout the water tanks. I would definitely recommend this place for everyone & anyone who enjoy nature & natural beauty.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been before in the week and definitely prefer that, was very busy and difficult to see everything but a lovely experience and will be going back but on a week day. Very reasonably priced as well

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Thank Anna W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself (25) and my boyfriend (28) came to Tropical World as an afternoon weekend outing. He wasn't very excited about it but I definitely was as I'd always wanted to come after hearing good reviews. This place is like a tardis, it doesn't look much from the outside but the inside is just bursting with animals. We absolutely loved it... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyable trip out, took a couple of hours to go around. We had complimentary hot drinks as some areas were not open. Very few butterflies however many other animals to make up for this.

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Lincoln
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on a Sunday with my husband and 8 month old son. We expected it to be busy but there were just far too many people there to enjoy the exhibits, it was almost just like one massive queue throughout the whole place. When exiting you had to go back through areas with people moving in the opposite direction so... More 

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Castleford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A visit to tropical world would be best suited to younger children. It offers a varied amount of animals and fish for such a small space but it seems like once you go in you are at the end. The journey takes your through several different types of animals including butterflies, lizards, fish and birds. Older children are at risk... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kids under 5 are free so it only cost £10 to get in. Unfortunately it was a disappointing to only spot 1 butterfly, where were they? My daughter loved the meerkat the best. I think we were there for an hour. There was a large gift shop and an adjoining room where kids activities took place but it was freezing... More 

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London
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You get what you pay for I guess, and it's only 5 quid per adult which isn't too bad, but it was horribly overcrowded on the day we went - late Sunday afternoon in January. Not sure if the renovations are to blame, but the whole place was totally overcrowded and there was congestion in most of the areas, making... More 

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

Currently under renovation, so there are a few peculiarities in the route around the attraction, however still a great place to spend an afternoon with kids. Features a lot of animals, aquatic and tropical, meerkat area is very good as is the dark area with the bats and rats. Very good value, two adults and two children for £15 with... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited today. There is work taking place to update some areas inside but no reduction in cost. Instead, an offer of a free tea coffee or hot chocolate is on offer on the cafe, but not a latte or other "speciality coffee". The animals at this time of year are pretty unimpressive, I saw 2x butterflies, and maybe 5x... More 

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