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Tropical World

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The butterfly house is definitely somewhere you should visit every so often if you’re in the area... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Such a lovely experience albeit we went on one of the hottest days of the year! The butterflies... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saima A
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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...more
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Canal Gardens | Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 2ER, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Some work has been done to Tropical World to give it a little polish and upgrade it from looking a bit tired, which was my experience when I last visited. A piece of the outside has been converted into your standard cafe which is ok....More

Thank JohnScarr70
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited last month didn’t see hardly any butterflies, enjoyed the other animals. My grandson loved the merecats.

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good time had by all. We have a toddler who wants to get everywhere! They had a good time but you have to keep a careful eye where they put their hands! Good facilities, good variety of animals and good information!

Thank j S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went and took my youngest to see the butterflies! erm.. there weren’t many !! Pretty cheap to get myself in and my little boy was free . It’s a shame because I’m sure it was a great place when it first opened but it’s definitely...More

Thank Keri R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s very warm inside but I guess you expect that. Very good for kids. I went with a friend. Was nice seeing some of the animals.

Thank Gez S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is definitely worth the visit for family day out. I've made sure friends and family visiting is shown this place. Maintained very clean and worth the entry fees you pay. Climate inside is a lot better than outside :) . Kids will love...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a very pleasant three hours in here on a cold windy day.Well worth the entry charge and perfect for all ages.The climate inside is defiantly tropical so don't wear too many layers.

Thank bobbanks623
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having recently visited tropical World with my family every area was packed with arrogant parents leaving there prams in front of the displays. I feel that the prams at some stage will cause an accident due to selfish parents with babies and toddlers. besides the...More

Thank andrew c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The butterfly house is definitely somewhere you should visit every so often if you’re in the area. There are so many different species to see... even if you have no interest in nature, it’s just good to the eye. Would definitely recommend wearing only a...More

Thank AhmedL81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely experience albeit we went on one of the hottest days of the year! The butterflies were amazing and so were the meerkats! Well Woryh a visit if in the area

Thank Saima A
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12 August 2018|
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Response from Jane720 | Reviewed this property |
The que can be long but it dose actually go down fast, so hard to say just what’s your preference maybe summer holiday it will be more busy so book
26 September 2017|
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Response from Scottington | Reviewed this property |
All of the tropical house is inside and the enclosures are very warm so even if its horrible outside I wouldn't wear to many layers.
24 July 2017|
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Response from Patty R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in answering. Many of the flying birds, butterflies etc are free to fly around. Some of the bigger species are in cages/tanks.