Days Out: Tropical World

As a mum with a full time 9-5 job, weekends are precious and time for us to do things as a family. We are very lucky to have an abundance of places on our doorstep in Yorkshire that are usually no more than 1.5 hours away by car. This past weekend we ventured over to Tropical World in Leeds which by car took us around 50 minutes from Stamford Bridge.

Tropical World is located next to Roundhay Park in Leeds and outside of Kew Gardens, is home to the largest collection of tropical plants. For 3 adults and a 2 year old, entrance came to £21. That equated to £7 per adult and Freya was free as she was under 5.

Freya was immediately enamoured by the tropical surroundings and different animal sections including fish, meerkats, snakes and spiders.

Checking out the Tortoise

One word of warning is prepare yourself for how humid it actually is in there. I think we all forgot about the name “Tropical” and all ended up taking our coats off as soon as we stepped inside. We arrived just before 11am on a Sunday morning and by the time we were leaving, it started to get quite busy. There isn’t a lot of pram space when walking about as there tends to be quite a few people using them so I would suggest avoiding bringing one if not absolutely necessary.

After we walked round we then headed to the café and grabbed a bit to eat as Freya declared her belly was hungry. For £21 we enjoyed 2 adult meals and a child’s meal as well as drinks for the 3 of us. I thought all in all it was a reasonable priced day out and with it’s close proximity to Roundhay Park, you could always save money in Summer by taking a picnic.

Overall it was a lovely morning out and definitely somewhere we will go again in future especially since Freya’s auntie Hannah lives in Leeds.

If you have any other Leeds based days out that we should check out then please leave me a comment so I can add them to our list.

Laura x

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