Formby Red Squirrel Reserve

Victoria Road
Freshfield
Formby
Merseyside
L37 1LJ

Tel: +44 (0)1704 878591

Formby Red Squirrel Reserve

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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!

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.

 

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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.

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Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
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      301
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      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

    Opening Times

    2022 (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)

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