Newest Review: ... excuse not to get there. Once arriving at Tropical world you walk through some formal gardens that are worth a look around. You also pass ... more
Tropical World a great experience for the family
Tropical World (Leeds)
Member Name: Joselena
Tropical World (Leeds)
Advantages: lots to see, lots of creatures, nice and warm not too expensive
We took our kids to Roundhay Park on Sunday morning. It was a cold brisk fresh day and as we were going home we decided at the last minute to go in Tropical World. I've never been before and wasn't expecting much but we had a fantastic time. My kids loved it and were so excited all the way through our visit.
It's really hot in there so we had to shed some of our winter layers while we were exploring the centre. There were many different animals and the biggest mouse I'd ever seen as well as huge fish and spiders and snakes. My son loved the bearded dragon and the lizards and the turtles. There were huge banana trees and butterflies flying around. Parrots in trees and beautiful birds flying around.
There's a great waterfall which you can stand under and my favourite part of all was the huge area where the Meerkats are. They were superb and very very cute.
There's a nocturnal zone which is very dark and my little 2 year old was quite scared and this was where the owl monkeys and Egyptian bats were kept. It was absolutely fascinating and I was truly impressed with the place though it did cross my mind that it must cost them a fortune in heating bills!
At the end of your tour you end up in the gift shop which is full of cute cuddly toys, games and gifts. It wasn't very expensive and we managed to just spend a couple of pounds on novelty pencils for the kids.
We didn't go to the cafe maybe we'll go there next time we visit.
The gardens surrounding tropical world are lovely and quaint with lots of roses and a couple of pretty fountains. There are lots of memorial benches and this is obviously a very special place for many people.
Summary: a great place to visit with your kids
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