Tropical World at Roundhay park, Leeds is one of the UK's most popular garden tourist attractions and home to the largest collection of tropical plants outside Kew Gardens. At Tropical World visitors can take a trek through the rainforest and stop off briefly in the outback of Australia before a quick excursion through the desert.
Home to a number of animals, including, crocodiles, butterflies, bats, snakes and a family of meerkats in the Desert House. There is also a bird collection that includes rare species. The Butterfly House contains between 30 and 40 different varieties within a mature environment of flowering exotic plants and Citrus trees. The Amazon Tank contains largest fish in Tropical World, the Niger Catfish (Pseudoras Niger) from South America. Also to be seen are Pacus, which are related to Piranha, Tiger-skinned Shovel-nosed Catfish, Red-tailed Catfish and even a Giraffe Fish.
Tropical World is part of Roundhay Park, Leeds' premier park which covers 700 acres. It contains lakes, streams and a landscaped canal in the canal gardens and is a haven for local wildlife. There are also several cafes and two children's playgrounds.
The attraction is situated just three miles to the north of Leeds city centre.