The Great Outdoors
Roundhay Park and Tropical World
Catch Buses: 2 / 12
Roundhay Park covers over 700 acres of parkland, lakes and woodland and is one of the largest urban parks in the world. Facilities include tennis courts, a children’s play area, sports pitches, bowling greens, a golf course and several cafes. It is home to an abundance of wildlife, the Monet Garden and the Alhambra Garden, with plenty of events taking place throughout the year.
Tropical World is home to lots of exciting and exotic animals and plants; from meerkats and monkeys, to butterflies and crocodiles – there’s something for the whole family to see!
Catch Buses: 33 / 33A
Kirkstall Abbey is one of the most complete examples of a medieval Cistercian abbey in Britain. Set in wonderful parkland along the banks of the River Aire, Kirkstall Abbey boasts historic architecture amid a haven of wildlife and greenery.
Golden Acre Park
Catch Buses: X84 / X85
Set in 179 acres of mature woodland, this popular park in North Leeds is renowned for its wonderful gardens, popular tea rooms and its circular lakeside walk.
Catch Bus: 33A
Yeadon Tarn park is open to the public 365 days a year and is extremely popular with people of all ages. Younger visitors can enjoy the playground and BMX track, whilst other visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll around the tarn, a relaxing game of bowls or spend a Sunday afternoon enjoying one of the Summer Bands in the Park. Yeadon Tarn is also the home of Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre, allowing you to try out various water sports activities also. Kayaking, anyone?