For families

Wave jumpers! © National Trust

Wave jumpers!

50 things to do before you're 11¾

We all know the importance of getting our family out and about to enjoy fresh air and make great memories. Come to Formby and tick off some not to be missed experiences. Hunt for bugs (No. 31); fly a kite (No. 7); jump over waves (No. 20) and more. Pick up a free 50 things scrapbook from the entrance kiosk or trailer and join in the fun.

Woodland play trail

Adventures in the woodlands at Formby

Adventures in the woodlands at Formby

Explore the wonderful woodlands at Formby and find our natural play area. The woodland play trail is accessed via Cornerstone Walk.

Junior Ranger task sheets

  • Spring

    Try to spot squirrels building their houses.

  • Summer

    Go on a mini-beast hunt.

  • Autumn

    How many types of leaves can you find on the woodland floor?

  • Winter

    Look out for animal tracks in the snow.

Be FREE to explore

To enjoy many trips out and help keep costs down, you can sign up for a family membership and enjoy free admission to over 300 houses, gardens and stunning coastline and countryside.

Family picnic

Enjoying a family picnic © ©NTPL/David Levenson

Enjoying a family picnic

Bring along a picnic to enjoy in our picnic area or on the beach. A coffee cart and ice cream van are onsite most days so why not enjoy a tasty treat while you are here.

Events for families

Having fun planting our tomorrows © National Trust/Andrew Brockbank

Having fun planting our tomorrows

There are lots of great events and ways for kids to get involved at Formby.


Join the digital treasure hunt © John Millar

Join the digital treasure hunt

Become a technological treasure hunter at Formby. There are geocaches hidden within the woods and dunes waiting for you to find them.