Formby Nature Reserve | Day Out With The Kids

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Formby Nature Reserve

Formby, Merseyside, England

Attraction Information

  • Parks and Playgrounds icon Parks and Playgrounds
  • Beaches icon Beaches

Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Outdoor

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


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Formby Nature Reserve's website
01704 878591

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday dawn - dusk

Car park 09:00 - 17:30


Car Parking: £5.60

Day Riding Permit: £2.50

Orienteering course: £2

Audio guide: £1

Fluffy Squirrel souvenir: £3

More Information


Toilets are located near the entrance to National Trust Formby.

Gift shop

Cuddly squirrels and postcards are available from the entrance kiosk.

Baby food facilities

Baby changing facilities provided.


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