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Tropical World

Tropical World meerkat image
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!

Recent renovations have seen our aquarium area transformed into a new Amazon themed zone where you can see new residents including Piranhas and Salamanders.

We are home to some old friends that include rare birds, crocodiles, butterflies, bats, spiders, snakes and our meerkats - the cutest family in Leeds.

Why not round off your trip with a cake and a cuppa in our new Tropical World café! More information available in the related pages section.

Find out more:

Admission prices

Adults: £5.00
LeedsCard: £3.00
‘Extra’ cardholders: £2.00
Breezecard: £2.00
5 to 15 year olds: £2.50
Under 5s: Free

An adult must accompany children under 14.

Opening hours

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

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

Where to find us and access

Princes Avenue, 
Free parking is available just off Princes Avenue in Roundhay Park.

Disabled parking is available on Princes Avenue just outside the entrance to Tropical World.

Tropical World is accessible for wheelchair users.

Attractions and facilities

Plants from hot countries
Tropical World cafe
Gift shop
The award winning Roundhay Park​​

Tropical World cafe

Educational visits and group bookings

Schools and groups regularly visit Tropical World - self-guided visits and workshops are available all year round.  

To book; fill in and fax us the group booking form in the documents section of this page or contact us on p&C.admin.roundhay@leeds.gov.uk or 0113 3957400. 


For up to date information about what’s going on at Tropical World, join our mailing list email us​ using the contact us section.

You can also read our newsletters in the documents section on this page.

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