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Summer: 10am - 6pm. (last admission 5.30pm)
Winter: 10am - 4pm. (last admission 3.30pm)
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
All parking is on-street; disabled parking bays are located next to the entrance to Tropical World; bicycles can be locked up utilising pedestrian barriers
Parking available on-street and also at Tram Car Park
All year around
New animal arrivals
Adult £5.00; Children £2.50 (aged 5-15 years); Child under 5 Free; Leeds Card Holders £3.00; Breeze Card Holders £2.00
DDA toilets are provided and the whole site is accessible to those with physical disabilities
Tropical World has new animal arrivals every couple of weeks. Meerkat pups are born every couple of months but unfortunately we cannot put a time scale on this
Set in the 700-acre Roundhay Park, Tropical World re-creates the lush green atmosphere of the Amazon rainforest with a waterfall, jungle pools, swamps and many of the exotic denizens of the tropics, including butterflies of every colour, reptiles, and many unusual tropical birds and insects.
The Butterfly House is home to many different butterflies from around the world and the ponds teem with koi carp; this will also be the new home of the Morelets Crocodiles, with their own purpose built enclosure. The Atrium is home to many different types of fish and on entering the Amazon House, you will be amazed at the number of different species of birds. In Creature Corner, we have a large selection of reptiles, including our Burmese Albino Python. The South American House is also home to birds such as Sacred Ibis and Whistling Ducks, along with huge swathes of tropical plants and palms.
On entering the Desert House, you will see the specially designed enclosure for our meerkats, who are always popular, especially when new pups have been born. The Desert House is also home to magnificent succulents and cacti, along with Zebra Finches. When you are sated with the Meerkats. you can retire to the Nocturnal House and inspect the Fruit bats, Slow Lorises and Tenrecs, all normally only seen at night. The whole experience will entrance children and amuse and entertain adults.
First opened in 1984, Tropical World has expanded to include a large animal collection and the interlinked houses are also home to a wide variety of plants, palms and flowers.