Type:Historic Site / Building

Lotherton Lane, Aberford, Leeds, LS25 3EB

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Discover Lotherton, a country estate, historic hall, and Wildlife World zoo. The 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 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 in the year.

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

The estate’s evolving zoo, Wildlife World, is a real highlight of any visit - pop by to see the Humboldt penguins splash and swim in their pool. Other colourful characters include Arthur the tapir, a pair of 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 the 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.

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

To make the most of Lotherton there is an annual membership scheme which means regular trips, invitations to exclusive events and behind-the-scenes updates straight to your inbox.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£8.75 per ticket
Adult (Leedscard Extra)£5.25 per ticket
Adult (with Leedscard)£7.00 per ticket
Family (Leedscard Extra)£15.75 per ticket
Family*£26.25 per ticket
Family* (Leedscard)£21.00 per ticket
Junior (5 - 18 years)£4.40 per ticket
Junior (5 - 18 years) (Breezecard)£3.50 per ticket

*2 adults, up to 3 children

Children under 5 go free


Road Directions

From M1 Northbound – junction 47, take the first exit and follow the B1217 for 2.4m to Lotherton, the entrance is on the right.                

From A1(M) Southbound – junction 44, take the fourth exit and follow main street for 3.5m, turn left on to Lotherton Lane and go straight across the crossroads to Lotherton.



  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Wheelchairs available


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Education/study area - Booked groups only
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Wireless internet (WiFi) connection available

Key Features

  • Smoking Areas Available

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups


Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

* Open everyday except Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

1 Jan 2022 – 26 March
Hall: Closed
Grounds and Gardens: 8am – 5pm
Wildlife World: 10am – 4pm
Café: 9am – 4pm

27 March – 29 October 2022
Hall: 10am – 4pm
Grounds and Gardens: 8am – 6pm
Wildlife World: 10am – 5pm
Café: 9am – 4pm

30 October – 31 December
Hall: Closed
Grounds and Gardens: 8am – 5pm
Wildlife World: 10am – 4pm
Café: 9am – 4pm


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