Treasures and Castles

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

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Collect amazing treasures washed up and decorate your own sand castle...

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £0.00
  • Child £3.00
View admission charges
Formby

Prices

Victoria Road car park - Car parking
Gift Aid Standard
N/A £6.50
Victoria Road car park - Minibus parking
Gift Aid Standard
N/A £18.00
Victoria Road car park - Coach parking
Gift Aid Standard
N/A £50.00
Lifeboat Road car park - Car parking
Gift Aid Standard
N/A £4.50
Lifeboat Road car park - Minibus parking
Gift Aid Standard
N/A £15.00
Lifeboat Road car park - Coach parking
Gift Aid Standard
N/A £40.00
Lifeboat Road car park - Horsebox parking
Gift Aid Standard
N/A £15.00

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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

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

Tickets are not transferable between car parks.

Cash payments ONLY at Lifeboat Road car park.

Cash and card payments, including contactless, are accepted at the Victoria Road car park.

Parking is available for horse boxes and horse trailers at Lifeboat Road car park ONLY.

No coach parking is available on weekends or bank holidays at either Victoria Road or Lifeboat Road car parks.

All group visits to Formby must be booked in advance, even if you are walking on to site. To book please go to the Group Bookings page on the Formby webpage. This includes all groups that require parking for minibuses or coaches.

 

 

 

The basics

Booking details
Call to leave a message 01704 878591
Please ensure you book for both adults and children to ensure we can manage numbers.
Suitability
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
By the noticeboard on Victoria Road.
What to bring and wear
Suitable clothing for the weather and the terrain.
Accessibility
The event will take place on the beach. The beach can only be accessed over steep, soft sand dunes.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
31 August 2018 10:00 - 12:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
event information
Email
formbyevents@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call please e-mail

Upcoming events

Ionic Star Walk - fully booked

Wed 15 Aug 2018
08:30-10:30
Join us on a free guided walk out to the shipwreck of the Ionic Star, which lies in the low tide zone off Formby Point.

Welly Walk

Sat 18 Aug 2018
10:00-12:00
Wiggle with the worms as we search the sea edge for jiggly jelly fish and their friends. Wellies or Jellies essential for full exploration! Ideal for 4 to 8 year olds.

Treasures and Castles

Fri 31 Aug 2018
10:00-12:00
Explore the shore, from shells to shark eggs, with a beach hunt along the sandy Sefton Coast.

Try Nordic Walking

Fri 07 Sep 2018
10:30-12:30
Come and try Nordic walking. Get to understand the basics of Nordic Walking with a trained instructor on a healthy walk around our beautiful pinewoods and beach.

Family Footprints at Formby

Sat 15 Sep 2018
10:00-12:00
Dip into the fascinating story of Formby's prehistoric footprints and search for traces on the foreshore with your younger friends and family. Ideal for 8 to 12 year olds. Booking online is essential.

Formby Footprints Walk

Mon 17 Sep 2018
13:00-16:00
Discover the fascinating story of Formby's prehistoric footprints and search for traces on the foreshore with one of our archaeology experts.