Roundhay Park and Tropical World Leeds

Tropical World Tour. Tropical World, Princes' Avenue, Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 1DF



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Tropical World Leeds

Opening Hours & Times | Admission Charges | Parking | Location Map
Buses to Tropical World | Gift Shop | Baby Meerkats Video

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Tropical World at Roundhay park, Leeds is one of the UK's most popular garden tourist attractions and home to the largest collection of tropical plants outside Kew Gardens.Tropical World Roundhay Leeds

Each year over a million visitors discover exciting new worlds, alien landscapes and exotic plant life - all in the heart of Leeds.

Enter Tropical World
The Butterfly House at Tropical World

Tropical World refurbishment works Spring 2014

Work has recently been completed on the second phase of a major refurbishment of Tropical World. These changes follow the 2013 completion of the new purpose-built crocodile enclosure, and the children's party and educational area.

Terrapins
The Terrapins take it easy during the refurbishment works at Tropical World - May 2013.

Birds at Tropical World Leeds

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Tropical World Opening times & Charges

(as published by Leeds City Council July 2013):
Summer: 10am until 6pm (last admission at 5.30pm)
Winter: 10am until 4pm (last admission at 3.30pm)
(Tropical World is closed Christmas day, Boxing day and New Year's day. It also closes early on Christmas eve and New year's eve with last entry being at 1.30pm for closing at 2pm.)

Tropical World Prices and Admission charges

"From 1st April 2013 the following entrance charges to Tropical World came into effect"
Entrance fee including VAT @ 20%
Adults : £3.40
LeedsCard : £2.70
‘Extra’ cardholders : £1.70
Breezecard : £1.70
5-15 year olds : £2.30
Under 5’s : Free

Tropical World: Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

REMEMBER ADMISSION TO ROUNDHAY PARK IS FREE, AND OPEN EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR - 700 ACRES OF BEAUTIFUL PARKLAND, WITH FREE PARKING - ENJOY!.

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Butterfly at Tropical World Leeds
Butterfly

Adopt a wild Meerkat for 12 months - what a great gift!!
Adpot a Meerkat - sponsor a Meerkat for a year....

Support the only Meerkat preservation project in the world
Receive a personalised supporter certificate and a Meerkat photo
Find out about Meerkat Magic and their conservation work. MORE

Adopt a wild meerkat on a South African conservation project! By adopting a meerkat, you are assisting Meerkat Magic, the only conservation project in the world which seeks to protect wild meerkats.

Discover all about meerkats and then simply register the gift by following the instructions.

The meerkat reserve is located in Oudtshoorn, West Cape, South Africa and it welcomes guests for tours at certain times of the year. More details are supplied with your gift box.

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Baby Meerkats Tropical World, Roundhay Park Leeds.
The pitter-patter of tiny feet was to be expected as spring approached, and Tropical World in Leeds had some new arrivals with a difference in the form of three new-born baby meerkats..

New Childrens play area for Roundhay Park near Tropical World? - details here.

Step Ashore onto a Tropical Island...

Step Ashore onto a Tropical Island where you will find a swamp, humid rainforests, tumbling waterfalls, swirling pools of colourful fish and many exotic plants and flowers. ..where you will find a swamp, humid rainforests, tumbling waterfalls, swirling pools of colourful fish and many exotic plants and flowers.
Continue deep inland to discover many different animals and birds in a natural environment... more

Butterfly House - Revisited

Following the path past Citrus trees and over bridges and you will see more butterflies amongst the foliage. Between 30 and 40 varieties of butterfly may be seen here in within this mature environment of flowering exotic plants and Citrus trees. The types of butterfly change regularly so there’s always something new to spot... more

Amazon Tank

The largest fish in Tropical World lives here, the Niger Catfish (Pseudoras Niger) from South America. The largest fish in Tropical World lives here, the Niger Catfish (Pseudoras Niger) from South America. Also to be seen are Pacus, which are related to Piranha, Tiger-skinned Shovel-nosed Catfish, Red-tailed Catfish and even a Giraffe Fish! Once a week this tank is cleaned from the inside by a keeper... more

Australasia House

This area of Tropical World has been used as a set for film and television, even for a pop group video! The Australasia House is home to a huge variety of plants, including the rare Jade Vine.This area of Tropical World has been used as a set for film and television, even for a pop group video! The Australasia House is home to a huge variety of plants, including the rare Jade Vine. Terrapins laze around their pool. Large ferns line the winding path leading from the large waterfall... more

Creature Corner

Lizards, Spiny Mice and snakes, yes – plus Tortoises and the Boss Monitor. The Water Dragon and Degus stare back at the visitor undaunted by all the attention.Lizards, Spiny Mice and snakes, yes – plus Tortoises and the Boss Monitor. The Water Dragon and Degus stare back at the visitor undaunted by all the attention. See if you can count how many ring markings the tortoises have on their shells, this is how you can tell their age... more

Amazon/South American House - Upper Level

In the moist heat of the Amazonian environment created here you’d be forgiven, if on hearing a high pitched whistle, you were to look away from the pool for its source. Not so, look again to the pond where White Faced Whistling Ducks enjoy confusing the unsuspecting visitors. As if that wasn’t enough they also live in the trees!In the moist heat of the Amazonian environment created here you’d be forgiven, if on hearing a high pitched whistle, you were to look away from the pool for its source. Not so, look again to the pond where White Faced Whistling Ducks enjoy confusing the unsuspecting visitors... more

The Desert House

Plant, animal and bird specimens from the arid areas of the Americas and South Africa are to be seen here in the Desert House. Canaries, Weaver Birds and Finches skit about amongst the cacti and succulents.Plant, animal and bird specimens from the arid areas of the Americas and South Africa are to be seen here in the Desert House. Canaries, Weaver Birds and Finches skit about amongst the cacti and succulents. Don’t miss the incredible Meerkats as you enter the Desert... more

NEW in Tropical World - the Morelets Crocodiles! - Crocodylus Moreletii

Crocodiles at Tropical World, Roundhay Park Leeds. These Crocodiles are normally found in forest freshwater lakes, swamps and ponds of Mexico, Belize and northern Guatemala. Now they can also be seen in the swamps of Roundhay!

Fully grown they may reach over 2 metres from snout to tail, the three crocs at Tropical World are already 2 years old but still have a few years until they reach full adult size, at which point they will be moved into the pond in the South America House.


Gift Shop

Here you can make purchases from a large selection of gifts or memorabilia to remind you of your visit. There is a wide variety to choose from catering for all tastes and to suit all budgets, from postcards to pottery, from toys to things to treasure.

The Courtyards

Here in the aviaries are the Cotton Top Tamarinds, Ring Tail Lemurs and another chance to see some of the collection of Koi Carp and Goldfish.

The Millennium Bell at Tropical World / Canal Gardens

In the raised courtyards overlooking Coronation Gardens is a bell tower constructed in the year 2000 to house an old bell which has been part of the Park for many years. It rang every evening to let people know the Park was closing until it was damaged, and for years it lay unused, but now repaired, it tolls again - a lovely reminder of the Parks long history in the new millennium.


The 'Explorers Café' is now open

Tropical World has announced the opening of the newly redesigned Explorers Café which provides the perfect opportunity to relax with friends and family in refurbished imaginatively themed surroundings.

Explorers Café opening hours

Winter 10:30am - 4pm every day
Summer 10.30am – 4.30 weekdays, 10.30 – 5pm on weekends.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day AND NEW YEARS DAY

New Facilities

This exciting new facility offers a new counter service, new toilet facilities and a large screen monitor was announced by the owners, so you can watch the Meerkats** play whilst you tuck into some of the tasty ranges of organic and fair trade produce available.

Rainforest

The Explorers Café includes a Rainforest, a 1940’s gentleman’s club and an airport departure lounge of the period. The centre piece of the Café is a fragile packing crate containing a very unhappy animatronic creature waiting to be transported by air to Tropical World.

Organic Treats

The redesign has incorporated many suggestions made by visitors over the years, including greater accessibility, family friendly environment, excellent toilet facilities and increasing the organic range of treats available.

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Meerkat enclosure update

BABY MEERKATS AT TROPICAL WORLD, ROUNDHAY LEEDS..
The pitter-patter of tiny feet was to be expected as spring approached, but Tropical World in Leeds had some new arrivals with a difference in the form of three new-born meerkats.

Meerkats at Roundhay Park
The popular visitor attraction in Roundhay has seen its first success as part of a new breeding programme with three baby meerkats born to a female who was brought in to Tropical World from the Cotswold Wildlife Park.

The trio are the first meerkats to be born at Tropical World in over 10 years, and with the gestation period for a meerkat being short at 75 days, the animal keepers are hopeful of seeing this success repeated with more new arrivals later in the year.

The baby meerkats are just the latest in an exciting group of new arrivals to Tropical World in recent months. Recently a rare albino Burmese Python which measures approximately 11 feet long and a Yellow Anaconda which is almost five feet long arrived from Scotland.

This was followed a month later by the arrival of three young Morelet’s Crocodiles which have proved hugely popular with visitors of all ages as for the first time ever a Leeds visitor attraction is home to three resident crocodiles!

 

Morelet Crocodile
Morelet Crocodile at Tropical World

Leeds City Council executive member for Leisure Councillor John Procter said:

“We are absolutely delighted to be able to welcome these wonderful new baby meerkats for everyone to see and hopefully they are the first of many.

“Together with the new snakes and the amazing popularity of the young crocodiles, Tropical World is better than ever in terms of being a great place to visit for all the family. A lot of hard work has gone into bringing these exciting changes about but everyone can see it has been well worth it and hopefully there are even more to come!”


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Buses to Tropical World and Roundhay Park from Leeds City Centre

Ask driver for the stop at Roundhay Park, Tropical World is about 200 yards from the bus stop.

Roundhay Park is on the 2 and 12 circular bus route. Buses number 12 (Blue Line) take the most direct route via Oakwood. Buses on route number 2 (Red Line) go a longer way via Moortown Corner.

Bus Routes 2, 12 Roundhay Park or Moortown depart from New Market St., New Briggate in Leeds City Centre Daytime every 10 minutes, Sundays & evenings every 20 or 30 minutes

Extra buses are allocated when there is a major event on in Roundhay park



Tropical World, Princes' Avenue, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 1DF - Location map. (you can click, drag and zoom the map!).

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Australasia House, Tropical World
Australasia House and Waterfall in Tropical World

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Panoramic view of the Lakeside Cafe and Waterloo Lake

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Barrans Fountain

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Canal Gardens

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