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Tropical World, Leeds

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
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 a small group of kids just before the end of the summer school break, queued at a doorway past the toilets and then wave to a pay desk, which crossed another queue to get in after paying, the lad...  read more »
  • On the wettest day of the summer we took our 4 year old grandson to Tropical World Rounhay Park Leeds. Grandad and I being disabled. The good points:- We'd not been for a few years and found the place...  read more »
  • Tropical world was a brilliant day out. The range of animals available to observe is incredible and the garden area with animals must not be missed! Pricey for tickets but worth the treat. 
  • It ia a really nice place to visit. Not a massive one, but you can be so close to the butterflies and birds in here. Especailly love the design of the part that showing the bats. And I spend a long time on watching meerkats to dig the ground, stand and lying down. The last entry is 5:30 pm. Better visit earlier, since I spend an hour inside and still think it is a little bit rush to finish the whole Tropical World.
  • Extremely well priced for what it is. It's like a cross between Eden project and some parts of Chester zoo but only cost us a fraction. It's bigger than I expected, we got a good 2-3 hours out of it and the kids loved it. It is very humid inside so wearing layers so you can take them off is best Weird seeing people unhappy at prices, we paid £10 for two adults and two under 5s. I'd pay about £30 per person into a zoo or Eden project
  • Very beautiful place to spend couple of hours. Lot's of different animals. Everything under one roof. Nice cafe and shop.
  • Great family afternoon out. Lots to see. Plenty of different animals... Not just butterflies. Just be prepared for the heat (you are walking around effectively a greenhouse).
  • Great for an afternoon out with the kids; lots of cool stuff to see and very reasonably priced. Only wish it were larger!
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