Formby Red Squirrel Reserve

Victoria Road
Freshfield
Formby
Merseyside
L37 1LJ

Tel: +44 (0)1704 878591

Fax: +44 (0)1704 835378

Formby Red Squirrel Reserve

Guide 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!

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About

The everchanging landscape of Formby makes for some beautiful scenery on a day out at the Formby Red Squirrel Reserve. Red squirrels, natterjacks and miles of coastal walks,runs or bike rides are waiting to be discovered!

Here is where you'll see pretty breathtaking sea views. The changing tides and current erosion of the coastline means that often prehistoric mud layers are revealed. Look closely for prehistoric human and animal footprints!

There's also a history lesson to be learned, explore the fascinating coastal history of Formby and the links with asparagus growing and the early days of aviation.

 

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

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The reserve is 15miles north of Liverpool city centre, 2miles west of Formby, 2miles off A565 and 6miles south of Southport.

Public Transport Directions

Formby–BR Freshfield, to within half a mile.

Freshfield train station is only 1 mile from the reserve.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    288
  • Very Good
    111
  • Average
    26
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    5

Recent Reviews:

  • mini-waffler79
    Trip type:
    Family
    Great place for a walk
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 15th April 2019
    We had a brilliant time exploring the different walks, starting on the squirrel trail, passing through the dunes and onto the beach. We saw loads of squirrels and the kids were thrilled by how close... Read full review
  • tigsm2017
    Birkenhead, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Great
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 18th April 2019
    It's great. Got to see red squirrels , lots of trails your can follow, lots of parking, beautiful area. Read full review
  • RandRH
    Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Business
    Lovely experience
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 22nd April 2019
    I am in my mid 30’s and have only ever seen 1 red squirrel in my lifetime, in Spain. I never thought that I would get the opportunity to see so many in Britain. The Squirrel Reserve has lots of... Read full review

Opening Times

2019 (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

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