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Lotherton Hall

Beautiful Edwardian estate, hall and gardens with a wildlife park.

  • 4.4

  • from 2922 Google reviews

A house with a lawn in front of Lotherton Hall
A house with a lawn in front of Lotherton Hall

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Lotherton Hall by vagueonthehow. CC BY 2.0

About the garden

With historic hidden treasures to be discovered, over six species of animals to meet, exciting nature trails to explore and plenty of play spaces for kids, Lotherton in Leeds makes for a fun-filled family day out. Visitors can view the latest fashion exhibition instalments and vast collection of decorative arts in the Gascoignes’ former home, plus kids can play dress-up with Edwardian clothing.

The stunning eight-acre formal garden contains a Walled Garden where you can admire gorgeous Rose beds and sniff fragrant flowers and perennials that populate the herbaceous borders. Beyond this, view 109 varieties of trees in the orchard, wander through the idyllic woodland and watch the majestic red deer trotting across the parkland. The large grassy fields are perfect for a picnic, but the Stables Cafe is also on hand serving delicious light meals, homemade cakes and refreshing ice cream.

Learn about climate change and animals’ habitats and get up close to the friendly Tapirs in Wildlife World, before treating the kids to a cuddly animal memento from the shop. Younger children can enjoy the thrilling adventure playground while older children can ride on the new twin zip-wires.

How long is a typical visit?

The average visitor spends 2 - 4 hours (Half Day) at Lotherton.

Opening times

March - October Gates 8AM - 8PM Hall 10AM - 12PM, 1PM - 4PM Wildlife World 10AM - 5PM Last Entry 5.15PM October - March Gates 8AM - 6PM Hall 10AM - 12PM, 1PM - 4PM Wildlife World 10AM - 4PM Last Entry 4.15PM Toilet & Cafe opening hours on website.

Useful details

Garden area

8 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs off leads under close supervision. Dogs permitted off lead in open grounds, on lead in gardens.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Very accessible (all paths flat and paved).


Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.

Wheelchair hire

Wheelchairs are available for hire. Manual wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available for free.

LS25 3EB

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Google reviews

  • 4.4

  • from 2922 Google reviews

Ash Zaman

2 months ago


Been visiting here since 2004, and seen the place evolve. Lovely place for a family day out . If you live near, it is better to take out annual membership. Lovely bird garden, still ongoing renovations, they have penguins and some small monkeys. Adventure playground. Definitely worth a visit in good weather . Can get very busy, in cold weather wrap up well since it can get breezy. Staff always very helpful.

Steve C

3 weeks ago


UPDATE: At £9 per person it's now getting very expensive, plus Leeds council pushing you to book a place even though you are a fully paid up member has pushed me to drop my score. A great day out for all the family plenty for the kids, lawn games, play park and bird garden. Extensive gardens with deer and a lovely perimeter walk for dog lovers.

Sam A

4 months ago


I have absolutely no idea how they are getting away with charging people so much to walk on some grounds. It’s nearly the same price as going to the zoo and more expensive than going to the cinema!! Not only do taxpayers pay for the upkeep of such places but the National Trust helps so charging people this amount of money is ridiculous.

Kate Roberts

3 months ago


Fantastic place to visit. Parking was a bit of a nightmare but once you get over that hurdle it's a really lovely few hours out. Not expensive and lots of different things to do. Cafe is really good and vegan friendly if required.


3 weeks ago


Lovely afternoon out in the sunshine. Great place to walk around, the house and its history were really interesting too. Favourite bit was the wildlife park, such a range of animals! If you don't have a car, we got a train from Leeds to Garforth then split a taxi (£4 each). There is also a bus that goes nearby too.

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0113 3782 959

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