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Formby Red Squirrel Reserve

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

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 380 reviews380 reviews

Tel: +44 (0)1704 878591

Fax: +44 (0)1704 835378

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Formby Red Squirrel Reserve


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!


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.



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

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • Julie P
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Invigorating stroll and we saw plenty of red squirrels too!
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 15th March 2018
    It was cold but sunny when we visited. Saw several red squirrels, they weren’t shy and gave lots of opportunities for photos. Parking very close by, and the trail can be extended to include the... Read full review
  • francescaitaly2018
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Cute red squirrels! (go in autumn or winter)
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 15th March 2018
    I have been here many times and I have only seen the red squirrels (so many!) in winter months. The pinewoods are amasing and peaceful, the squirrels super cute. Totally recommended! Get off the... Read full review
  • lgd23
    Trip Type:
    So Many Squirrels Today
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 10th March 2018
    We regularly visit Formby and the number of squirrels has increased over the years. Today we saw the largest number ever including one that followed us up the hill until we turned off. This is a... Read full review

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Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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