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Tropical World, Leeds

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Each year over 1 million visitors pass through Roundhay Park’s Tropical World, home to one of the largest collections of tropical plants in the United Kingdom. Separated from the main park area by Street Lane, this garden includes a group of greenhouses with separate themed zones representing different climates from around the world. The site also contains a butterfly house and several aquariums, and a wide range of birds and reptiles living and moving freely within their sections of the landscaped garden. Drop by on a rainy day see this exotic indoor world of plants and animals, and be sure to stop by the garden’s nocturnal house to see bats and other creatures active only at night. Work out when and for how long to visit Tropical World and other Leeds attractions using our handy Leeds vacation trip planner.
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  • Took my niece here a while ago, I've never been even though I live locally and I was blown away with what's on our doorstep. It's great value and a fantastic place to take kids on a rainy day  more »
  • What a great place. Only drawback was parking, but we did park for free....down the road at the park, so not a big deal. The place is amazing, I don't like butterflies near me, so was a bit worried, b...  more »
  • Visited with my partner and 2 girls. I wasn't overly impressed to be honest. It was packed due to the weather so we felt like sardines. The fish tanks looked dirty, the meerkats were all asleep :( and...  more »
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  • Took my boyfriend and his son of 2 years he loved it running from one place to another. He saw a peacock and we followed it he enjoyed every moment, you can enjoy food in the grass outside the centre. Great cafe and great shop to spend money in, was a lovely day out with lovely staff on the reception area.
  • Come and enjoy Canal Gardens its all free come see the gardens, fountains and flowers it is so peaceful and serene. There are loads of benches in memory of so many who have enjoyed the park for so long. Tropical world is great for young kids and also adults if you have a Leeds card there's some discount too. Perfect place to spend some time with your family or just pop by if your by yourself as everyone is fairly friendly and would stop for a chat too.
  • Just wonderful. The museum is Inspiring and educational. A massive place, several ponds, identical flower gardens, open fields, woodland - to explore and enjoy the whole area seems one day is not enough.
  • Enjoyed my visit here but because of the size of Tropical World I didn't feel like it was somewhere I could spend hours wandering round. It was nice walking through the different areas and the fish zone felt like I was in the Aztec Zone of Crystal Maze. I was a bit disappointed with the variety of butterflies that I saw, maybe I needed to look harder to find them. Walking through the bird section was a bit smelly, I think the ponds needed a good clean out but the birds where pretty and colourful. There is a wide variety of animals on display so well worth the small entrance fee. I agree with what a few of the other reviewers have said about how hot it is but its to be expected, a visit to an ice cream shop afterwards made me feel refreshed.
  • Got to admit, this was way better than I expected. Easily spend 2 hours here looking at the animals, fish, birds and primarily the butterflies. Enjoyed immensely