Plan your visit

How to find Tropical World

Tropical World is at​
Princes Avenue, Roundhay, Leeds, LS8 2ER
Tel:0113 237 0754 (Monday to Friday)


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Access arrangements

Our current policy allows free admission for carers on a 1:1 basis. Should there be a requirement for more than one carer these will be charged standard admission fees. To obtain free entry to Tropical World, carers must provide at least one form of the following identification:

  • ID from care home or employer
  • Care allowance claim letter or DWP/DLA/PIP letter that states you are in receipt of a carer's allowance
  • Metro bus pass for disabled which states 'Plus One’

Opening times

Every day
10am to 5pm

Last entry is at 4:15pm

Buses

Numbers 2 and 12 stop right outside the door

Find your bus
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Parking

Free parking is available close by and just a short walk to Tropical World. Disabled parking is available on Princes Avenue just outside the entrance to Tropical World.

Prices

  • Adult£7.40
  • Child (5-15)£3.70
    An adult must accompany under 14s
  • LeedsCard £5.90
  • LeedsCard extra*£4.40
  • Breeze Card £3.70
  • MaxCard
    Adult free with full paying child
*Please note: discounted tickets can only be purchased at the ticket office (and not online).
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Directions around Tropical World

After passing the admission desks, you enter the first section of the zoo and there are some vivariums on your left. Take a look at the animals then pass through the vertical flaps and bear to your left. Follow the meandering wooden walkway through the Butterfly Zone.

After exiting the Butterfly Zone, turn left and walk through a small part of our Aquarium Zone. You’ll return here later, so follow the path as it bears to the left and into the Rainforest Waterfall House.

The path gradually inclines towards and around the back of the waterfall. Keep following the path around to the left as it levels off for the final part of this zone.

Straight ahead of you is Creature Corner. Keep following the path straight on before it turns to the left and doubles back on itself. Then turn right and follow the path towards the next zone.

You will now enter the Rainforest Canopy. Turn left and follow the path for a short distance. When you see the bridge on your right cross over it and keep following the path as it bends to the right and then left.

The next zone is the Desert. Turn right as you enter, then the path runs around the edge of the meerkat enclosure and gradually declines in a spiral to the left.

At the bottom of the path is the Creature Cavern. Take care in the low light levels as you follow the path as it bends several times.

As you exit Creature Cavern, keep walking straight ahead and it will take you into the Information and Exhibition Space. The path gradually declines.

At the end of here, you enter the Aquarium again. There is a large tank on your right, then turn around to explore the rest of the Aquarium. On the left are further tanks in a rectangle section, then continue along the path with a couple more vivariums on your left.

At the end of this path, turn right and you will enter the Butterfly Zone again. The path bears to the left and keep following it until you reach the exit on your left.


plan your visit

Route Map

All you need to navigate around
Tropical World

Park Map

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Map


Tropical World Cafe

After working up a thirst trekking through rainforest and desert make the most of your big kid’s day out by stopping off at the cafe for refreshments. The stylish new conservatory overlooks the beautiful Canal Gardens. There is plenty of seating both inside and out for those warmer days.


Visit the Tropical World Cafe page


Access arrangements

Our current policy allows free admission for carers on a 1:1 basis. Should there be a requirement for more than one carer these will be charged standard admission fees.

To obtain free entry to Tropical World carers need to provide identification as proof that they are a carer.

If you have any additional access requirements please phone us on 0113 237 0754 at least half an hour before you plan to visit to discuss them.



Shop

You really can take a meerkat home with you thanks to our huge range of cuddly toys

Buy a cute souvenir and take a little bit of Tropical World away with you. It will be a reminder of your visit.

We have a huge range of gifts in all shapes and sizes so don’t leave empty handed.

 
 


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