Discover Lotherton, a country estate, historic hall and Wildlife World zoo. Our Edwardian estate is truly a great place for a family day out, with plenty to keep children and grown-ups entertained!


The expansive grounds and gardens of Lotherton are lovely walking spots, with or without four-legged companions. Each season brings new surprises including wild garlic in the spring, a sea of colourful blooms in summer in the formal gardens and stunning autumnal colours later on in the year.

We have two playgrounds which means there’s plenty of space for running about and letting off steam, with zip wires for older children to enjoy.

Our evolving zoo, Wildlife World, is a real highlight of any visit and we’d highly recommend popping by to see the Humboldt penguins splash and swim in their pool.

Other colourful characters include Arthur the tapir, our resident porcupines and a flamboyance of pink flamingos. Stop in at the shop on your way to pick up your very own version of one of our Lotherton animals.

To discover the history of the estate step inside the former home of the Gascoigne family and wander the rooms to find out more. A fascinating collection of artworks and objects fill each room and tell the story of its former residents and the community around them.

The Museum is also home to an annually-changing exhibition on the first floor which links the estate to wider themes and exciting discoveries.

Our traditional stables area courtyard is where you’ll find our welcoming Stables café serving a range of lunch options, cakes and ice creams.

To make the most of Lotherton we have an annual membership available which means regular trips, invitations to exclusive events and behind-the-scenes updates straight to your inbox. See our website for more details.

Contact the Educational Visits UK team to help plan your next school trip.



Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, Guide Dogs Welcome, On Site Parking


Pre visit Available,


Cafe, Picnic Site, Shop, Toilets,






0113 378 2959

Opening Hours

Estate opens: 7.30am
Hall: 10am – 5pm
Wildlife World: 10am – 5pm
Estate closes: 7pm
Last entry to Wildlife World: 4.15pm
Last entry to estate: 45 mins before estate closing time
Estate opens: 8am
Hall: 10am – 4pm
Wildlife World: 10am – 4pm
Estate closes: 6pm
Last entry to Wildlife World: 3.15pm
Last entry to estate: 45 mins before estate closing time
Winter at the house
Oct – Dec: Downstairs rooms open only
Jan – March: House closed for conservation


Please contact for details


Lotherton, Lotherton Lane, Leeds LS25 3EB

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