Whenever I visit it brings back good memories of my childhood, when as a family we used to visit, and my brothers and I took our bicycles and cycled around the park. Once a hunting park, it is now one of the largest parks in Europe with a staggering 700 acres, including a beautiful mansion house dating back to the 1800’s, a folly, a mock castle, two lakes, and not forgetting the gardens and Tropical world. There are plenty of parking spaces but if you are relying on public transport like me, the No. 12 bus from Leeds City Centre takes you outside of the main entrance. The pretty Lakeside cafe is a great place to have a good cup of coffee and a bite to eat while you people watch.
Here’s a video that I shot while walking round Roundhay Park and Tropical World.
Roundhay Park Activities
There are tennis courts, areas for skateboarding, sports pitches, bowling greens, but if you are not feeling so energetic, then just relax in the gardens which include a Monet Garden, and Alhambra Garden. Tropical World costs £3.50 for adults and £2.35 for children. Under 5’s receive free entrance. Inside you’ll discover tropical birds, turtles, cute baby meerkats, fish, and lots of other animals and tropical plants. Keep a look out for the butterflies too as they flutter around above your head. It’s a wonderful place and perfect for families.
For more information visit the Roundhay Park website.