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Attraction Currently Closed

Formby Nature Reserve

  • Formby
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Parks and Playgrounds, Beaches

Attraction Currently Closed

More than 130 National Trust gardens and parks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are now open - tickets must be booked in advance. From Monday 13 July, several houses will begin to re-open, as well. Please check the National Trust website for more details.

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Attraction Information

Head on outdoors with the whole family and visit Formby Beach and Nature Reserve.

With towering sand dunes and peaceful pinewoods lining the way, this is an idyllic spot for an outdoor adventure. Home to endangered red squirrels only the best explorers will be able to spot them. Mini historians will love searching for prehistoric footsteps in the mud and sand. Look for endangered species like the Natterjack Toad and the Northern Dune Tiger Beetle. Maybe even try learning outdoors and enroll at the children’s university. Take park in the parks international treasure hunt and find the hidden geocaches and see what you discover.

Family favourites like building sandcastles and hide and seek are a must. Whatever you all decide to do with your day, we are certain everyone will not want to leave.

  • Beach and Woods
  • Walking Trails
  • Children's University
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Opening hours

Year round access


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Victoria Road, Formby, Merseyside, L37 1LJ, England

Phone number

01704 878591



Click here to visit Formby Nature Reserve's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

All Day: £6.50

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Formby Nature Reserve has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Formby Nature Reserve is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Formby Nature Reserve have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Formby Nature Reserve has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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