Calls to scrap Leeds Tropical World price rise

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AN opposition councillor is calling for a u-turn on what he says are “inflation busting” price rises at the much-loved Leeds attraction Tropical World.

As previously reported by the YEP, the charge for adult admission at the council-managed facility will go up from £3.50 to £5, a percentage rise of 42 per cent. LeedsCard holders will see the price rise from £2.80 to £3, ‘Extra’ and Breezecard holders will pay £2 - up from £1.75 - and 5-15 year olds will now pay £2.50 instead of £2.35. Admission for the under-fives remains free.

Coun Dan Cohen, shadow spokesman for leisure and skills, said: “It’s a real shame that the council have decided to raise the prices to gain entry to one of the city’s most popular attractions.

“I accept that a lot of money has been spent recently refurbishing Tropical World, but a large part of that was thanks to a hugely generous donation from the Ziff family. So I find it difficult to understand why the prices are rising now.

“I urge the council to reconsider.”

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