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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    299
  • Very Good
    116
  • Average
    26
  • Poor
    17
  • Terrible
    6

Recent Reviews:

  • 502brianr
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    A good day out for the family
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 11th December 2019
    The squirrel reserve is situated in Formby in the middle of Pinewoods and very near to the beach. Once apon a time there was a vast number of Red Squirrels but the Pinewood s we’re invaded by Grey... Read full review
  • wirralkid
    New Brighton, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    No squirrels today but a great day out
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 29th December 2019
    No squirrels to be seen today, but not surprised considering it’s mid winter! The place is very well organised and well staffed. This is a popular attraction with limited parking. I arrived at... Read full review
  • billy m
    Formby, United Kingdom
    Nice surroundings
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 30th December 2019
    It is really nice to have a stroll about the squirrel reserve.Sad part is that these days owing to various reasons you are fortunate if you get to see a squirrel. Still a good experience anyway and... Read full review

Opening Times

2020 (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)

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