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Lotherton Hall

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

  • 4.4

  • from 3051 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 3051 Google reviews

Explore With Son & Me

8 months ago


Family friendly day out with the National Art Pass scheme. Visited with my husband and my 5 month old baby. I used our body carrier rather than our pram / pushchair, but you would be fine using your pram as there’s a place you can leave it under cover while going around the house. The house is great, very interesting, but not all of it open. I would say the best part of the whole place though is the zoo, brilliant, it’s been pretty much fully redone since I last visited over 5 years ago, it’s absolutely brilliant. Great kids play areas too, plenty of parking and some nice small family friendly walks.

Jodie Fowler

4 months ago


Love visiting here- probably why we are members. Lots of space to run around, the wildlife section is great and a lot of care and attention goes into looking after all the birds/animals. Great woods to wander around in and love seeing the deer herd

Amena Leg

6 months ago


So worth the long trip from Birmingham. I definitely need to comeback as I ran out of time this trip. Still need to see the orchard and the deer too. £9 per person and the parking was included, which I thought was brilliant. I saw some reviews complaining about the ice cream, but it was good and the wafer cones were good quality too, so I thought it was fine. I do wish the gift shop had more things there, I feel like it lacked a lot of variety.

Andrew Franklin

10 months ago


Stunning afternoon out. Beautiful setting for some wonderful shots of the sunset and garden. Really enjoyed walking around zoo and seeing all the wonderful selection of birds. Great service and food in the cafe

AJ Blackburn

5 months ago


Lovely Lotherton. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Attended here today, we were fortunate enough that today coincided with a 1940’s weekend on the grounds of the estate. However I’ll just review the Hall, gardens and Animal sanctuary. The house though it may look smaller on the outside, compared to other local treasure houses like Temple Newsham/Harewood house. There’s lots to see inside and all the rooms & floors are open to the public. The gardens are good. Lots of trails and paths you can take. There’s also a children's outdoor playground, which is quite large. The paths lead to the animal & bird sanctuary, this was pleasant surprise as I wasn't expecting it to be so large and we spent an hour going round this part. There are outdoor ice creams van/stall and the large stables which is now a cafe. The ticket price of only £8 plus booking fee was definitely worth it. We spent about 2/3 hours here with 2 children 9-14 years old. Who both had a nice day. The site is very close to the M1 motorway & A1 so is easily accessible by car, entrance to the site was swift as we booked online and showed the staff the QR on entrance. Overall worth a visit. Nice & houses gardens , the animal alone is worth a trip.

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0113 3782 959

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