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Lotherton Hall

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

  • 4.5

  • from 2786 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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  • 4.5

  • from 2786 Google reviews

Julie Fountain

3 months ago


Lovely place with a laid back kind of feel. Grounds are great, lots of Deer in the park. The animal area has been refurbished recently and is interesting to visit. Nice cafe too

Lisa Mcknight

3 months ago


Love Lotherton! Brought my kids here for years and there have been massive improvements over the past few years. The animals are amazing, there's even Penguins and a Nocturnal tunnel with bats etc. All included in the entrance fee. Nice woodland trail , which are themed on special occasions such as Halloween, Xmas etc. Food festival in Summer is brilliant too! Lots for kids to see and do! The house is steeped in history and entrance to House included too! One of my favourite places ❤

Barry Mulligan

2 months ago


Had a lovely day with my family. Weather wasn't great but it didn't spoil it. Next time we'll do the hall. We only visited the zoo and a bit of the gardens. Look forward to seeing it again.

Jason Cowling

2 months ago


This review is purely based on the Halloween experience. I have previously taken my family to the Christmas version and its really good a mixture of old and new. The Halloween experience is very disappointing its pretty much a walk through the woods with some poundland skeletons in various poses and for £24 for a family of 4 I strongly recommend you go somewhere else.

Laura shepherd

4 months ago


Fantastic day at Lotherton Hall with my daughter (7 year old) my friend and her two children (7 and 2 years old). The children loved walking round seeing the various animals. We saw the famous albino Peacock too. We had a delicious lunch in the cafe too.

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0113 3782 959

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