Tropical World is a place that I've always wanted to visit, but when looking for days out on a weekend, it's somewhere that I would often forget even though it's only a stone throw away from my town. Last Thursday, I finally got the chance to visit thanks to the guys over at Joe Browns, who invited to on a tropical themed blogger photoshoot. It was a really fun day frolicking amongst the butterflies and making fish faces at the Piranhas.
For those who haven't been before, Tropical World is one of the UK's most popular garden attractions and is home to the largest collection of tropical plants outside London's Kew Gardens. The attraction is situated next to the luscious greenery of RoundHay Park and it only a 10 minute ride out of Leeds by car or a 20 minute bus journey on the number 12 or 2 bus route.
Tropical World features a large variety of wildlife from their renowned butterfly gardens to their newly introduced Meerkat exhibit. It's like walking through a tropical island and is fun for all the family. The attraction is only small and doesn't take that long to walk through, but there's something for all to enjoy, whatever critters or animals you love. It was also great to see that many of the animals had plenty of space, albeit the poor monkeys - I do think they need a bigger home and it was nice to see the birds and butterflies being able to fly freely in their open space.
Admission to Tropical World is £5 for adults, which is really affordable and fairly priced for this particular attraction. I really had fun and would not hesitate to go back there. The surrounding area is also wonderful to look at and if you're thirsty or a bit peckish there's a cute cafe or a pub across the road, what's not to love.
Have you been to Tropical World before?