We do not have facilities to store bags and coats unless you have booked one of the Ann Maguire Education Rooms. Please bear this in mind when planning your visit. As Tropical World is hot and humid, it is highly likely your group will want to remove their coats. We advise you to leave your bags and coats on the coach, or bring rucksacks in which coats can be carried. Please ensure children bring bags they can comfortably carry for the duration of the visit.
There is no time limit on how long your visit takes; typically it is around 1 – 1.5 hrs.
The Ann Maguire education rooms are free of charge.
They are located about 5 minutes' walk from Tropical World at the end of Mansion Lane (which is opposite Tropical World) and are attached to the Mansion building, postcode LS8 2HH.
Keys for the Ann Maguire education rooms will need to be collected from Tropical World and returned after your visit.
Coach parking is at the Tram car park on Princes Avenue, coaches can drop off at Tropical World or the Ann Maguire Education rooms, but must park up within the car park.
• It is hot within Tropical World
• Tropical World is always open to the public so there will be other visitors present when you visit
• The welfare of the animals is paramount and we can’t guarantee they’ll always be visible
• Please don’t feed the animals or bang on the glass
• There is a map available on the Roundhay Park website showing the facilities at the park.
• There are 2 playgrounds within the park with the largest being located next to the Tram car park which is about 5 minutes' walk from Tropical World.
• Public toilets for the park are located next to the Mansion, at the bottom of Mansion Lane.
There is no re-admittance once you have left Tropical World
Our current policy allows free admission for carers on a one:one basis; should there be a requirement for more than one carer these will be charged standard admission fees.
Yes, it is all on one level, and there are accessible toilets at 2 locations within the building.
We don’t provide guided tours of Tropical World but a teacher’s pack is available in the documents section of this page which provides useful information about Tropical World and its inhabitants. We also provide educational workshops in Roundhay Park to complement your visit to Tropical World and make links to the curriculum. See the workshops section of this page for more information.
Teachers can attend Tropical World to do pre-visit risk assessments free of charge, just inform the reception desk upon arrival.
The teachers pack and guide risk assessment can be found on this page in the Teacher's pack section.
The goody bags include branded stationary such as rubbers, pencils, etc.
There are toilets located at the entrance of Tropical World, and another set of toilets inside the attraction.
The Ann Maguire Education rooms are 5 minutes’ walk from Tropical World at the Mansion in Roundhay Park. They empty class rooms with toilet facilities where the workshops are based. They are also available for schools to utilise for things such as lunch, storing bags, and carrying out their own educational activities.
There are two education rooms available to book