A free little zoo for kids?! We’re really fond of Tropical World, in Roundhay Park, Leeds. It’s good value for money, cute fish (yep I just said that…), it’s indoors so it’s warm making it perfect for colder months, and there’s soooo much to do in the area. You can be there as long as you like, just spending a few hours or really make a whole day of it. We’ve been a few times and have always had a good day. If you’re looking for something affordable and indoors to do in Yorkshire then here’s a good one to consider.6 Reasons Why You’ll Love Tropical World in Leeds
6 Reasons Why You’ll Love Tropical World in Leeds
- It’s only £6 an adult and under 5’s are free. Best of all, I do think it’s better suited to toddlers than older children as the place isn’t huge and there’s a lovely little indoor play area; so with it being free for under 5’s you really get good value for money.
- It’s only one hour from Sheffield by car and easy to get to by public transport. Regular buses drop you off right outside Tropical World or at Roundhay Park from Leeds city centre.
- There’s more to see than just fish. Tropical World is a zoo, not just an aquarium and there’s a variety of animals to see like Meerkats, Bats, Insects, Butterflies, Birds, Fish, Crocodiles and more. AND!! There’s a nemo and dory!
- You can play at Tropical World. The indoor play area in the gift shop is small but cute and is a nice addition to the day. When we went we had fun with the crafts, tunnels and costume area. Across the road there is one of the many playgrounds in Roundhay Park.
- You can eat and shop. Tropical World has it’s own cafe, across the road is a nice pub and Roundhay Park is a perfect place for a picnic, or try the cafes there.
- There’s so much to do in the area. You can really make a day of it by exploring Roundhay Park which is one of Europe’s largest parks. There’s many playgrounds, cafe, ponds/lakes, woodlands and open landscapes, and old castle ruins which I really recommend you find! Read about that here.
You can find Tropical World in Leeds at Princes Ave, Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 2ER.
3 Top Tips
In warmer months, take a picnic and explore Roundhay Park.
It’s really great option for the colder months and bad weather! During these weathers I would avoid visiting on bank holidays, weekends or school holidays; if you do visit you should expect long queues outside.
Do take time to explore at Tropical world; it isn’t huge so you can take your time looking at everything without worrying about fitting it all in.