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
    300
  • Very Good
    118
  • Average
    26
  • Poor
    18
  • Terrible
    6

Recent Reviews:

  • Julie M
    Preston
    Nice afternoon out
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 8th February 2020
    Enjpyed walking around the reserve and down to the beach. The views were fantastic. we didn't see any squirrels. Beware: it was £7.50 to park and the machines do not take credit cards or notes. Read full review
  • Sonia T
    Formby, United Kingdom
    Fantastic place to visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 12th February 2020
    The squirrel reserve is a great place to spend the day. Can go for a walk or spend the day on the beach. Please take your litter with you. If you are lucky you'd be able to spot a few red squirrels Read full review
  • 932emzc
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    A little wander
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 8th March 2020
    We came here as I personally had never seen a real life red squirrel... we didnt pick the best time as we had storms but figured we would be under trees and needed fresh air... for future reference... Read full review

Opening Times

2020 (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)

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