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Formby Red Squirrel Reserve

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

Tel: +44 (0)1704 878591

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Formby Red Squirrel Reserve

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Car parking£5.70 per ticket
Coach Parking£50.00 per ticket
Mini bus parking£18.00 per ticket

All groups must book in advance
No coach bookings at weekends due to congestion
Free admission to members on production of a group membership card
Free parking to groups booking guided walks

Extras - Treat yourself to your very own fluffy squirrel: £3.00. Post your day to a friend far away. Postcards: 25p. Use our audioguide to dip into fascinating Formby: £1 hire charge. Be a high tech treasure hunter and try Geocaching for free!

About

Red squirrels, natterjacks, prehistoric footprints and miles of coastal walks are just waiting to be discovered - part of National Trust Formby's amazing and ever changing landscape.

Enjoy breathtaking sea views; head out on a bracing coastal walk or find out about Formby's fascinating coastal history with links to asparagus growing and the early days of aviation.

Whether you want to walk, run or ride there's something for everyone at Formby, the perfect place to get outdoors and active.

There is a fantastic variety of events to enjoy at Formby. Now you can book your tickets through VisitLiverpool its even easier to get involved.

Facilities

Other

  • Car Parking
  • Car Parking Limit
  • Coach Parking
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Park Ranger
  • Picnic Facility
  • Schools Accepted
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      301
    • Very Good
      123
    • Average
      29
    • Poor
      21
    • Terrible
      9

    Recent Reviews:

    • Sheila M
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Disappointing
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 27th March 2022
      Very disappointed went for the first time,absolutely loveseeing squirrels and we did not even see one here.We also spoke to other visitors and they didn't see any either. Read full review
    • lisseylee
      Stafford, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      waste of 3 hour round journey
      1 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 16th August 2022
      Should be called 'Freshfield YETI reserve' because you're more likely to see one. Apparently here was an outbreak of Squirrel Pox and the reds aren't there, I don't know if they have died or moved... Read full review
    • Bww1111
      Sheffield, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Poor experience
      2 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 1st September 2022
      Went to see the red squirrels, parked up at a cost of £7.50 only to find there are no squirrels. Looking at earlier posts there haven’t been any for a while but when we asked the National Trust man... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Opening Times

    2022 (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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