Below is a list of the top and leading Parks in Leeds. To help you find the best Parks located near you in Leeds, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Leeds’ Best Parks:
The top rated Parks in Leeds are:
- Adel Dam Nature Reserve – free entry
- Meanwood Park – approximately 29 hectares in area
- Roundhay Park – fishing is permitted on Waterloo Lake
- Golden Acre Park – six disabled parking bays in the car park off Otley Road
- Middleton Park – corporate volunteering opportunities are available
Adel Dam Nature Reserve
Adel Dam Nature Reserve consists of woodland and wetland that is thriving wildlife. Filled with canopy trees, the whole area consists of not only the wooded setting but also marshland, ponds and the lake. You would certainly enjoy walking along their trails and experience the different floral and faunas that they have.
You can go birdwatching and experience the different types of birds staying in the area. You would see woodpeckers, mandarin duck and kingfishers. Open at all times, the best time to visit this area would be around March to May and August to October. The entrance is free so you can drop by and enjoy the place with your family and friends.
Birdwatching, Fungi, Historical Interest, Spring Flowers
“Small compact wildlife reserve near the edge of Leeds that is excellent in terms of biodiversity and scenery. Excellent views across the lake near the lakeside hide and overall an excellent place to have a quiet afternoon walk around.” – Daniel Willingham
Meanwood Park is a 29-hectares area consisted of woodland, mown grass, stream and meadows. They have different attractions and facilities like Meanwood Valley Trail, nature reserve, playground, tennis courts, basketball courts and picnic areas.
A perfect place for the family to have their quality time, kids would love to play on their children’s playground while their parents can do different sports activities like tennis or basketball. They would also enjoy checking the different trails and walkway through blissful walks. Whether you are looking for a place to have a quiet picnic or you go here looking for sports activities, then this place can certainly cater to both your needs.
Meanwood Valley Trail, Meanwood Nature Reserve, Children’s Playground
Address: 92-96 Green Rd, Meanwood, Leeds LS6 4LT
Phone: 113 395 7400
“One of the most beautiful parks I’ve seen. Different areas (forest, grass, river…) surrounded by beautiful cottages.” – Rafael Laguna
Roundhay Park is one of the most popular attractions in Leeds. With over 700 acres of land, the area is a fusion of woodlands, lakes, formal gardens, cafes and playgrounds. It also houses Tropical World, a place where you can experience different exotic animals like meerkats, monkeys, crocodiles, butterflies and many others.
Its land area is made to cater to different activities like shopping and sports. They have sports pitches where you can play different sports game like rugby, football, tennis, cricket and grasscycling track. They are also boasting of a land train that starts at Lakeside Cafe all the way to the park gates and a return journey afterwards with train ticket costing £1.50 for a single journey and £2 for a return ticket.
Tropical World, Children’s Adventure Trails, lakeside Cafe, Golf Course
“It’s been a long time since I was last in the park but it’s still beautiful. Large open space, plenty of walking places, lakes to walk around, plus a cafe. Would recommend a visit. There is even the beautiful butterfly house across the road. Full today was the park with families enjoying the open air.” – Teresa Miller
Golden Acre Park
Golden Acre Park is popularly known for its circular lakeside walk. This 136 acres of park also offers amazing gardens and tea rooms that you can certainly enjoy. It is also near other famous parks and attractions like the Breary Marsh and Adel Dam in case you would want to go on an ultimate nature adventure. Offering a wide variety of plant collections, you would certainly enjoy a wonderful nature sightseeing in the place.
They also have a cafe with outdoor seating facilities where you can enjoy and relax while having a cup of tea. Open from 10 AM to 4:30 PM Mondays to Fridays and 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturdays and Sundays during summer and from 10 AM to 3:30 PM from Mondays to Sundays during winter, feel free to visit their place anytime.
Demonstration Gardens and Plant Collections, Parkland, Lake, Streams, Ponds and Woodland
“Lovely place to walk, take kids on their bikes and the dogs too and a picnic. More than one car park around the perimeter of the park which is useful, if ones full check the others etc.” – Will Hughes
Middleton Park is a fusion of traditional parkland and ancient woodland, this area is certainly the best place to enjoy with your friends and families. With different attractions like a playground, fishing lake, multi-use game areas and heritage trails, you can certainly enjoy many fun activities here like trail walk, picnic, fishing and more.
They also have a cafe where you can sit and enjoy a nice cup of coffee or a weekend brunch with friends. They also have nature reserve and heritage trails that you can go and visit to learn more about the area’s history, its wildlife and its biodiversity. An interactive place that you can enjoy, drop by Middleton Park and be closer to nature.
Cafe, Visitor Centre, Playground, Parkland, Nature Reserve
Address: Town St, Middleton, Leeds LS10 3SH
Phone: 113 395 7400
“Exhilarating afternoon of bike riding with my 4 and 7-year-old grandchildren. Tracks to suit all ages and abilities.. Will be back!” – Helena Savva