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 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.

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

Wednesday Waders

Wed 20 Jun 2018
10:00-12:00
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.

Gems in the Dunes

Sun 29 Jul 2018
10:00-12:00
Sand lizards, Natterjack toads & Tiger beetles - Lifeboat Rd, Formby has the lot! What better way than to start the day than with a walk through the sand dunes.

Family Footprints at Formby

Fri 03 Aug 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.

Rock Free Rock Pooling

Sat 04 Aug 2018
10:00-12:00
Search for sea shore life in sheltered pools around the famous 'Footprints' silt beds on our beach.

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.