Wildlife and Animals
Tropical World is one of the UK’s largest indoor tropical rainforest visitor attractions, a firm favourite with families in Leeds. It has been welcoming visitors since 1988. A licensed zoo with membership of BIAZA, it comprises of several climate-controlled glass houses, with seven zones each replicating a tropical environment from around the world.
Their indoor zoo offers a unique opportunity to explore the habitats of the tropics, and to come face-to-face with some of the amazing animals that live there. Come and meet the monkeys, take a peek at the porcupines, discover the gorgeous lizards, and take your Little Explorers on an unforgettable journey.
When coming to the city, a visit to Lotherton Wildlife World is a must and with many different species from all across the globe, you will not be disappointed. At the amazing Wildlife World, you will get to see the colony of playful Humboldt Penguins and their unique personalities, so pick a spot beside the pool to see them waddle, dive and fly through the water for their dinner! The expert staff at Wildlife World play their part in European breeding programmes and aim to raise awareness of both endangered animals and plant species, through an exciting learning and events programmes, making it a guaranteed great day out for all the family.
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, situated north of Leeds City Centre, has all of the animals you’d expect in a farm, including cows, chickens, pigs and also a few surprises like Alpacas and turtles!
Home Farm at Temple Newsam also has a large range of farm animals including many heritage breeds, so make the most of your day and combine a visit to the farm with the house and gardens.
Harewood Bird Garden is a home to over 40 species of birds from around the world. Visit, and you will see the critically endangered Bali starling, charismatic and colourful parrots, as well as a popular colony of Humboldt penguins. Then head over to the Farm Experience to meet some of Harewood’s animal family. Young farmers can meet friendly alpacas, learn about our family of pygmy goats and see our pot-bellied pigs enjoy a spot of lunch. The gardens are perfect for a day of exploration too!