Big Beach Footprints

Come and help us to create Giant Footprints on our beach.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Work with local artists to make and decorate your own tin can stilts. Join in with others to make your own 'Footprints' to make a giant picture on the sand.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges


Car parking
Gift Aid Standard
Car parking N/A £6.00
Coach parking
Gift Aid Standard
Coach parking N/A £50.00
Minibus parking
Gift Aid Standard
Minibus parking N/A £18.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Free admission to members on production of a valid membership card.

Card payments not available. Cash only.

No parking is available for horse boxes or horse trailers.

No coach parking is available on weekends or bank holidays.

Group booking fees

All groups must book in advance
Coaches: £50
Minibuses: £18
Free admission to members on production of a valid group membership card
Free parking to groups booking guided walks

The basics

Children welcome accompanied by an adult.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
on the beach at Victoria Road
What to bring and wear
Suitable clothing for the day and footwear to use with tin can stilts.
on the beach over soft sand.
This is a drop in event so please be flexible so that everyone can have a go.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 July 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Formby Team
Call 01704 878591

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