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Tropical World at Roundhay Park is Leeds' most popular family attraction. Explore tropical habitats and other exotic places from around the world: including jungle; desert; water and night-time zones.

You can see crocodiles, lemurs, butterflies, bats, snakes and a gorgeous family of meerkats with babies!

Why not take the opportunity when you are there to visit the award winning Roundhay Park.

Attractions and facilites at Tropical World include:

- Wildlife
- Plants from hot countries
- Explorer's cafe
- Gift shop

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

We are open every day of the year, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.?

10am to 6pm (last admission at 5:30pm) during summer (BST time)

10am to 4pm (last admission 3:30pm) during winter (GMT time)


Adults £5.00, Leedscard £3.00 Leedscard Extra £2.00, Breezecard £2.00, 5 - 15 years £2.50, Under 5s free.



Princes Avenue,
Roundhay Park,



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Map reference: SE 326383  Lat: 53.83994 Long: -1.50534

By Road:
Tropical World is situated 3 miles north of Leeds City Centre off the A58 Wetherby Road at Oakwood. Alternatively, we are accessible from the A6120 Leeds Ring Road. Look out for the brown tourist signs for Tropical World.

By Public Transport:
From Leeds city centre follow signs for A58 Wetherby and brown Tropical World signs. Buses from Leeds city centre to Tropical World depart from Vicar Lane (opposite Corn Exchange) or New Briggate (outside Alders). Bus 12 or 2.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Leeds station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed