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Formby Red Squirrel Reserve

Victoria Road
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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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.




  • 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

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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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

Opening Times

2018 (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

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