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Tropical World

Tropical World at Roundhay Park is one of Leeds' most popular family attractions. 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!

Come in out of the cold. At Tropical World, you will always receive a warm welcome. 

Opening times
10am to 6pm (last admission at 5:30pm) during summer (BST time)
10am to 4pm (last admission 3:30pm) during winter (GMT time)

Work has started on the latest stage of our refurbishment programme. We are open for business as usual but there are new routes to the animal house, and the entrance to the café is via Princes Avenue. Tropical World will close on 15 December 2014 until early new year. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for information about progress and when we will fully re-open.


You can find Tropical World at Roundhay Park, three miles north of Leeds city centre. 

Princes Avenue,

Attractions and facilities:

  • Zoo
  • Plants from hot countries
  • Explorer's cafe
  • Gift shop
  • Toilets
  • The award winning Roundhay park (see Related Pages)

Explorers' cafe:

Winter: 28 October 2013 to 30 March 2014 10:30am to 3:30pm, Monday to Sunday
Summer: 31 March 2014 to 27 October 2014 10:30am to 4:30pm weekdays, 10:30am to 5pm weekends


  • Adults                         £3.50
  • LeedsCard                   £2.80
  • ‘Extra’ cardholders       £1.75
  • Breezecard                  £1.75
  • 5 to 15 year olds          £2.35
  • Under 5s                     Free

Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.


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.

Educational visits and group bookings

Schools and groups regularly visit Tropical World, for more information see the download. A free Tropical World education pack is also available to download from the Documents section on this page.


For up to date information about what’s going on at Tropical World, check out our newsletters in the documents section of this page.


Use the contact us form to email or phone: 0113 237 0754 

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