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Roundhay Park

Roundhay Park in Leeds is a magnificent destination for nature enthusiasts and families. The park offers a myriad of attractions and amenities to explore. One of its highlights is Tropical World, a captivating park featuring a vast range of flora and fauna. Visitors can navigate the park using a handy map and embark on a fascinating tour, immersing themselves in the tropical ambiance. Additionally, the park hosts various events and boasts a gift shop where visitors can find unique souvenirs.

Seeking outdoor activities, Roundhay Park has plenty to offer. There are playgrounds for children, a skate park for thrill-seekers, and convenient toilets throughout the park. The visitor centre provides information and assistance, while the lakes and streams provide picturesque views and tranquil surroundings.

Specialist gardens are open daily, and the Friends of Roundhay Park offer children’s Adventure Trails, ensuring fun and educational experiences. Shoppers can explore the stores at Tropical World and The Mansion, while The Mansion also offers education and meeting rooms. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy football, rugby, cricket, tennis, and a grass cycling track on the sports pitches.

To add to the charm, Roundhay Park features a land train to transport visitors and a lakeside café, not run by the council. Lastly, for those who enjoy golf, the park offers a stunning golf course to enjoy a round amidst nature’s beauty.

Attractions And Facilities At Roundhay Park

Tropical World

Tropical World is a vibrant attraction offering a fascinating journey through exotic plants and animals. With lush rainforest environments, cascading waterfalls, and diverse wildlife, visitors can immerse themselves in a tropical oasis, experiencing the wonders of nature right in the heart of the city.

The Explorer’s Cafe At Tropical World

The Tropical World Cafe is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm. Hot food is available until 4 pm. Our menu caters to all tastes, offering morning snacks until midday, such as breakfast sandwiches, Danish pastries, croissants, bagels, and toasted snacks. Throughout the day, we serve a variety of dishes, including cold sandwiches, salads, and mouthwatering hot snacks like soup, jacket potatoes, toasted sandwiches, and paninis.

Roundhay Park Playground

Adjacent to the skatepark at Roundhay Park, there’s a fantastic children’s play area that promises loads of excitement for the little ones. And for the parents, there are plenty of convenient seats nearby to relax and keep an eye on their kids.

Roundhay Park Skatepark

Revamping Roundhay Skatepark: A Joint Effort for Community and Visitors. Skateboarders, BMX’ers, rollerbladers, rollerskaters, and caring parents unite to uplift Roundhay skatepark. Their mission: transform the rundown facility into a vibrant space catering not just to the locals but also to the park’s 1.2 million yearly visitors.


At Tropical World Explorers Cafe, the Visitor Centre, and the Education Rooms, you’ll find accessible toilets that have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort and convenience. These facilities are equipped with features that promote accessibility, allowing everyone to enjoy their visit to Roundhay Park without any barriers.

Roundhay Park Visitor Centre

Roundhay Park’s rich history and culture come to life in the new Visitor Centre, housed in the Mansion’s conservatory. This innovative exhibition engages visitors of all ages with interactive exhibits and interpretation, sharing captivating information about Roundhay Park’s past.

Lakes And Streams

Roundhay Park boasts serene lakes and meandering streams, adding a touch of tranquility to its picturesque landscape. Visitors can revel in the soothing ambiance, surrounded by the gentle flow of water and the beauty of nature.

Specialist Gardens

With over 700 acres of parkland, lakes, woodlands, and specialist gardens, Roundhay Park offers a vast natural oasis. Inspired by Alhambra and Monet gardens, the Specialist Gardens feature stunning floral displays, including award-winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show creations, expertly maintained by skilled horticulturalists.

Children’s Adventure Trails

Little Friends has partnered with Yorkshire Trails to create two exciting adventure trails in the park, specially designed for children and families. Embark on an adventure as you follow the trail, solving clues, engaging in fun tasks, and fulfilling your mission while immersing yourself in an enchanting story.

Land Train

Enjoy a delightful train ride at Roundhay Park, running regularly every 15 minutes between the rear of the Lakeside Café and the main park gates. Hop aboard and embark on a scenic journey through the park, offering convenience and enjoyment for all visitors.

Sport Pitches

Roundhay Park’s expansive sports pitches cater to a variety of sports enthusiasts. Whether it’s football, rugby, cricket, tennis, or even the grass cycling track, athletes and sports lovers can indulge in their favorite activities amidst the park’s beautiful surroundings.

The Lakeside Cafe

The Lakeside Cafe is now fully open and ready to serve you! Enjoy a delicious breakfast from 10am to 12pm on weekdays, and 9:30am to 12pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Please note that during peak times, including bank holidays and school holidays, last orders for breakfast are at 11:30am, and lunch orders will commence at 12pm.

Roundhay Park Golf Course

Nestled within the scenic Roundhay Park Estate, the Roundhay Park Golf Course presents a timeless nine-hole experience. Set amidst mature wooded parkland, this classic course spans 5,322 yards and offers a par 70, providing golfers with a rewarding and enjoyable challenge.


Anglers are welcome to indulge in fishing activities on Waterloo Lake at Roundhay Park, except within the designated boating area. The boating area encompasses the front section of the lake, extending up to the maintained grass area and the point where the path diverges from the lake’s side on the opposite bank.

Roundhay Park Map

Opening Times

Monday: 24 Hours
Tuesday: 24 Hours
Wednesday: 24 Hours
Thursday: 24 Hours
Friday: 24 Hours
Saturday: 24 Hours
Sunday: 24 Hours


Mansion Ln, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 2HH

Phone Number

0113 378 6002




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Is there car parking?Parking is free, there are 5 car parks
Can I bring my own food?Yes, Picnic area
Is there food and drink?Yes
Is there a toilet?Yes
Can I take my dog?Yes
Buggy/Disabled Access?Yes
Baby Changing Facilities?Yes

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