Grazing Grasslands

Would you like to meet our sheep? Join Rob the Ranger to stroll over to the sheep field.

  • Booking advisable
  • Free event (admission applies)

Find out about how sheep help us to look after this place and why we graze them here.

All ages welcome, the short route from our information trailer is fully accessible.

Guide dogs only as the sheep are likely to be 'spooked' by any dogs.

Places are limited so please only book a free ticket if you're sure you can come.


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

Booking details
Call free on-line booking
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet by the Information Trailer, found on the left hand side of the main drive, approximately 150 metres from the notice boards.
What to bring and wear
Dress for the weather you will be with Rob for about half an hour.
Buggies and wheelchairs will be able to access all of the areas that we are using although there may be patches of mud and some tree roots.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
12 June 2017 10:00 - 12:00 Available
19 September 2017 10:00 - 12:00 Available

Contact Info

event information
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Upcoming events

Treasures and Castles

Thu 01 Jun 2017
Explore the shore, from shells to shark eggs, with a beach hunt along the sandy Sefton Coast.

In Search of Formby Asparagus Walk

Sun 11 Jun 2017
Discover the history of Formby asparagus and find out about how National Trust is helping to keep the asparagus tradition alive.

Grazing Grasslands

Mon 12 Jun 2017
Would you like to meet our sheep? Join Rob the Ranger to stroll over to the sheep field.

Formby Footprints Walk

Fri 16 Jun 2017
Discover the fascinating story of Formby's prehistoric footprints and search for traces on the foreshore with one of our archaeology experts.

Wednesday Waders

Wed 21 Jun 2017
Explore the sands and shallows at low tide to identify the organisms that thrive in this richly diverse habitat. Thanks to Lancashire Wildlife Trust's Marine Officer who will bring her expertise to this partnership event.

Try Nordic Walking

Fri 23 Jun 2017
Come and try Nordic walking.