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Zoos and Wildlife Parks near to Leeds
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Roundhay Tropical World (3 miles)
Roundhay Tropical World Tropical World at Roundhay Park Leeds is one of the UK's most popular garden tourist attractions and home to the largest collection of tropical plants outside Kew Gardens.
Ponderosa (8 miles)
Ponderosa Children of all ages and abilities from severely disabled to able bodied can engage in a variety of interesting and stimulating activities together. Huge selection of activities includes rare breeds, reptile rooms, zip wire slides, beaches and sandpits, plus indoor and outdoor play areas!
Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience (14 miles)
Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience is a tropical oasis packed with fish, quail, terrapin and butterflies as well as a collection of plants from all over the world, where families can enjoy the all year round tropical atmosphere to explore. Plus adventure playground.
SMJ Falconry (17 miles)
SMJ Falconry A Bird of Prey centre with loads of owls, kestrels, falcons, hawks plus an eagle and a clever raven! Experience Days, Hawk Walks, Owl Encounters and Birthday Parties available. All give you a chance for a personal first hand experience.
York Bird of Prey Centre (25 miles)
York Bird of Prey Centre A centre with over 70 birds of prey and owls with a chance to fly and handle some of them. Educational talks, plus two flying displays per day. Hawk Walks, Owl Experiences and Falconry Courses available.
Talon Falconry (27 miles)
Talon Falconry Meet over 35 birds of prey, have a photo taken and see them fly. Other residents include ferrets, rheas, snakes and rabbits. A variety of experience packages also available.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park (29 miles)
Yorkshire Wildlife Park From Wallaby Walkabout to Land of the Tigers, all the kids' furry favourites are here! The latest features are a giraffe house and a viewing platform into largest leopard enclosure in the world, where visitors come face to face with them up 10m high climbing frames!
Falconry UK (32 miles)
Falconry UK A Birds of Prey and conservation centre with over 70 birds and 30 species including hawks, owls, falcons, kites and vultures. Falconry experience days offered for adults and kids.
Sion Hill Hall Birds of Prey (32 miles)
Sion Hill Hall Birds of Prey Enjoy the thrills and excitement of falconry at the Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre, with over 70 birds and 30 species. Daily flying displays and handling opportunities for the Ultimate Hands on Experience.
Thorp Perrow Gardens, Falcons, Meerkats (32 miles)
Thorp Perrow Gardens, Falcons, Meerkats Hands-on family wildlife experience with birds of prey, meerkats, wallabies, reindeer, llama, pygmy goats and 2 new white donkeys, set in 85 acres of beautiful woodland with one of the country's finest collection of trees and shrubs. Plus children's playground!
Tropical Butterfly House (34 miles)
Tropical Butterfly House Encounter the exotic and discover a wild family day out at the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre! Meet lemurs, meerkats, owls, otters, snakes, lizards, a tarantula and other amazing animals during unforgettable Animal Encounters!
Donkey Sanctuary (34 miles)
Abbey Hay
Donkey Sanctuary Visit rescued donkeys in their dotage and explore with the kids the significance of treating animals with respect and kindness. Animal contact, visitor centre, nature walks and cycle routes also available.
Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park (35 miles)
High Peak
Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park From the giant otter to polecats and free-roaming deer, there's something for all the family at the Chestnut Centre. In beautiful grounds of the Derbyshire Peak district, with a stream running through the valley, home to four species of otter, owls, pine martens, foxes, Scottish wildcats, sika and...
International Centre for Birds of Prey (36 miles)
International Centre for Birds of Prey The largest collection of birds of prey in the North of England. Over 100 eagles, falcons, owls, hawks, kites, vultures and more in a 10 acre setting. Flying demonstrations, aviaries and a hawk walk to experience, plus other events.
Sea Life Manchester (40 miles)
Sea Life Manchester An amazing aquatic array of curious creatures, plus interactive touch pool and 3D interactive claw, Europe's first Sea Bed Walk and the chance to feed a giant turtle!
Bowland Wild Boar Park (41 miles)
Bowland Wild Boar Park Enjoy a picnic and take a ramble in beautiful wooded countryside, view Wild Boar, Longhorn cows and deer in scenic Ribble Valley Park. Fun includes kids' tractor play area.
Matlock Bath Aquarium (47 miles)
Matlock Bath
Matlock Bath Aquarium offer a weird and exciting mix of public aquarium plus thermal carp pool, creepy petrifying well, shiny gemstone and fossil display, vintage chinaware collection, regional history exhibition and one of the largest public displays of Holograms in Europe!
Turbary Woods (48 miles)
Turbary Woods Offers a unique collection of over 90 birds of prey including eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, vultures and more unusual species. Daily demonstrations.
The Deep (50 miles)
The Deep Discover the dramatic story of the world's oceans at Hull's award winning aquarium, which blends stunning marine life, fun interactive and audio-visual presentations. It's home to over 6,500 animals including spectacular sharks and rays!
Wild Animal Adventures (54 miles)
Wild Animal Adventures A great little animal park with hands on opportunities, lots of tropical types and a few domestics plus special area The Nocturnal Zone which features the Bat Cave! Right beside the cool Pet Mania storezoo!
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis (56 miles)
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis is a unique and exciting blend of exotic wildlife and interactive 'hands-on' displays, which take you through 3,000 million years of evolution and follow the development of life on Earth - from magic molecules to mischeivous monkeys.
Bridlington Bird of Prey and Animal Park (56 miles)
Bridlington Bird of Prey and Animal Park is an Award Winning Family Owned Businesses. We offer Party Time with Rodney Rooster and Danny Donkey, Small Animal Holding, Pig Racing, Children's play village, Trim Trail, Kids Clubs and lots of furry friends to meet including Meerkats, Wallabys, Alpacas and lots more!
Vale Royal Falconry Centre (56 miles)
Acton Bridge
Vale Royal Falconry Centre is a new British birds of prey and wildlife visitor attraction set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside. Suitable for all ages, friends and families can experience these magnificent creatures up close and get involved in handling and flying these beautiful birds under direct supervision.
Knowsley Safari Park (58 miles)
Knowsley Safari Park Prepare to discover an incredible host of creatures from cute and cuddly meerkats, to majestic zebras, mischievous monkeys and clever sea lions! With new features, play features and Hire Wire features this is a day and a half!
Sea Life Marine Sanctuary (58 miles)
Sea Life Marine Sanctuary has an exciting mixture of indoor and outdoor displays including otters, penguins and seals! New for 2015: Penguin Island! Waddle side by side with their large colony of adorable Humboldt Penguins in their brand new walkthrough home.
Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park (58 miles)
Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park Grab the kids and come and discover this special mix of animals, exotic birds, gardens and wild nature! Don't miss the Mini Beast Mansion and Wormworld!
Cheshire Falconry (59 miles)
Cheshire Falconry With special experiences on offer for over 4s, daily flying demonstrations, Family Falconry sessions plus the weathering lawn and aviary, there's plenty of things to see and do for bird lovers of all ages!
Blackpool Zoo (60 miles)
Blackpool Zoo with over 1500 animals of more than 400 species including big cats, giraffes, gorillas, elephants, orangutans and many more, including 32 convincing dinosaurs in the superb prehistoric gardens! Plus new indoor play! Great idea for family days out in Lancashire.
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm (2 miles)
Meanwood Valley Urban Farm is a city farm near Leeds city centre with farm animals, farm shop, cafe and a play area. There are gardens, wildlife habitats, woodland walks and a bird hide.
Swithens Farm and Play Barn (5 miles)
Swithens Farm and Play Barn Visit and feed the happy beasties on the Open Farm, play on the cool stuff in the play barn, bottle feed the spring lambs and milk a wooden cow! Lots to do and see, great for young kids' fun in Leeds!
Charlottes (11 miles)
Charlottes Farm and ice-cream parlour with giant inflatable slide, tractor rides, crazy golf, adventure playground, happy animals and animal trailer ride. Free entry, pay and play for whatever you want to try, so potentially a cracking cheapy!
Leeds City Museum (< 1 mile)
Leeds City Museum offers an exciting and fun day out for visitors of all ages. Showcasing hands on exhibitions, displays, interactive games and video displays, the museum is a great cultural addition to the heart of Leeds.
Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills (1 miles)
Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills Armley Mills now houses the Leeds Industrial collections, including trains and old TV cameras as well as the looms and mules involved in the weaving process and the smallest working 1920s cinema in the world.
Thackray Museum (1 miles)
Thackray Museum One to plan carefully! The fantastic Life Zone exhibit is great for kids over 4, but the rest bears careful consideration, as medical history is actually pretty harrowing! There are routes around the upsetting stuff however; details within listing.
Thwaite Mills Watermill Museum (2 miles)
Thwaite Mills Watermill Museum Located on an island surrounded by river and canal this museum offers you beautiful surroundings plus a working watermill museum and Georgian House to explore. See the waterwheels in action on a tour led by a knowledgeable guide.
Abbey House Museum (3 miles)
Abbey House Museum Where you can experience the sights and sounds of life in Victorian Leeds in the year 1880! A journey through the carefully recreated streets and houses of Abbey House Museum is a great day out for all the family.
Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park (6 miles)
Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park Free to visit this fascinating museum is housed in a Gothic mansion within 36 acres of park and woodland with lots of play equipment outside and lots to see inside too. Win!
Bradford Industrial Museum (7 miles)
Bradford Industrial Museum Museum on the site of a former Worsted Mill complete with mill managers house and several millworker’s terraces. Exhibitions include working textile machinery, steam power, engineering, printing, and motor vehicles, plus a number of temporary exhibitions. Free to visit.
Wakefield Museum (8 miles)
Wakefield Museum Explore the history and achievements of the region plus stand on the back of a fierce (if now stuffed) caiman crocodile in the gallery dedicated to local explorer Charles Waterton.
National Media Museum (8 miles)
National Media Museum An exciting centre in the heart of the north devoted to film, photography, television, radio and the web. Imax theatre also on site.
Dewsbury Museum and Crow Nest Park (9 miles)
Dewsbury Museum and Crow Nest Park Learn the local history of the area within a museum housed in a restored mansion full of interesting items. Set within a park that includes an ornamental lake, walled wildlife garden, and an adventure playground. Free to visit.
The Hepworth Wakefield (9 miles)
The Hepworth Wakefield Over 1,600 square metres of light-filled gallery space with a family trail to help you explore the galleries, a riverside play park, picnic area and fun activities too!
National Coal Mining Museum (11 miles)
National Coal Mining Museum Go on an adventure 140m underground, go wild on the Nature Trail, explore the Galleries and meet our ponies â family fun for FREE!
Tolson Museum and Ravensknowle Park (14 miles)
Tolson Museum and Ravensknowle Park Visit Huddersfield’s history book, a great free museum with a unique collection to disover with interactive exhibits and a children’s activity corner. Set in cosy parkland with playground, skate park, tennis courts, and lovely spaces for picnics and games.
Eureka! Childrens Museum (14 miles)
Eureka! Childrens Museum Great interactive children's museum, where children play to learn, and grown ups learn to play! Hundreds of hands on exhibits, plus a play area and wonderwalk to follow outside. Plenty to keep the whole family entertained.
Ilkley Toy Museum (14 miles)
Ilkley Toy Museum The many exhibits feature dolls, dolls houses, teddy bears, tin plate toys, lead figures and a selection of games together with wooden and paper toys dating from 350BC to the present day. Please note weekends only.
Cliffe Castle Park and Museum (16 miles)
Cliffe Castle Park and Museum Park and Museum with something for everyone, whether you want to browse the various displays indoors or enjoy a relaxing stroll around the attractive grounds and take your children to run off some energy in the play area.
Bronte Parsonage Museum (17 miles)
Bronte Parsonage Museum Museum in a homely Georgian house in which the Bronte sisters lived. The rooms are filled with their furniture, clothes and personal possessions with plenty to see. Vibrant programme of events and creative days throughout the year.
Colne Valley Museum (17 miles)
Colne Valley Museum Visit the Loom Chamber, Spinning and Cropping rooms and see traditional craft demonstrations, plus a variety of activities and traditional toys in Children's Corner for the smalls. Sometimes storytelling, paper modelling or painting too, if you're lucky!
Weston Park Museum (29 miles)
Weston Park Museum Extensive collections of all kinds with nice touches to welcome the kids like Activity Cart with quiz sheets and toys; regular Creation Station sessions and 4 differently themed trails to follow outside. Loads to see, loads to do. Bring everyone!

Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Leeds with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

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