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 at the bottom of Mansion Lane in Roundhay park about 5 minutes’ walk from Tropical World. Mansion Lane is opposite the entrance to Tropical World, over a pedestrian crossing.
Keys for the Ann Maguire education rooms will need to be collected from Tropical World and returned after your visit.
The Ann Maguire Education rooms can be booked for children to have lunch. If these rooms are already booked there are sheltered bandstands within the park, not far from Tropical World.
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
• There will be other visitors within Tropical World
• 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 are two playgrounds in the park including one at the Tram car park, about 5 minutes’ walk from Tropical World.
Yes 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 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 Ann Maguire Education Rooms are empty class rooms with toilet facilities available for schools to utilise for things such as lunch, storing bags, and educational activities. They are based in Roundhay Park, a 5 minute walk from Tropical World. They can be used free of charge when they are available.