ROUNDHAY PARK & TROPICAL WORLD
EXPLORE ONE OF EUROPE’S BIGGEST CITY PARKS
Explore the beautiful Roundhay Park which dates back to the 11th century when the space was used for hunting. It became public property and officially reopened in 1872 after extensive landscaping. Roundhay Park is just a 20 minute drive from Radisson Blu Hotel, Leeds City Centre.
What to experience at Roundhay ParkVisit the vibrant green pastures of Roundhay Park to enjoy sparkling fountains and fresh flowers. There are even gardens made especially for the blind, with scented plants and braille inscriptions, as well as:
- The Monet Garden, based on the artist’s famous gardens in France
- The Alhambra Garden, inspired by the 13th century garden in Spain
- The Coronation Garden, containing medal-winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show gardens
- The Friends of Roundhay Gardens, inspired by the Yorkshire Dales
- The Canal Gardens lets you explore a grassed area of mature trees and flower gardens along the lake
- The Walled Garden, originally built as a vegetable garden
The park’s natural amphitheatre is known as the Arena and has a cricket pitch and cycling track. It can hold over 100,000 people and has hosted concerts by the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and U2 in the past.
Visit Tropical World
Roundhay Park has more to offer than beautiful flowers, canals and trees. It’s also home to Tropical World and its exotic collection of animals making it Leeds most popular family attraction. Visit the rainforest, aquarium, desert and nocturnal world to find bats, birds, butterflies, reptiles, meerkats, crocodiles and more.
Cafes at the Park
The Mansion at Roundhay Park is a Grade II listed Greek Palladian style building built in the 1800s and is home to the Garden Room café which is open from 10.00 to 17.00 seven days a week.
The Lakeside Café is on the edge of Waterloo Lake and offers stunning views of the lake. It’s open from 10.00 to 17.00 seven days a week except Christmas.
Plan your visit from Radisson Blu Hotel, Leeds City Centre
The Roundhay Park
The park is open all year round and is free to visit
- Opening hours:
Closed on bank holidays
- Ticket prices:
Children (5 – 15): £3