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 £3.50
View admission charges
Formby

Prices

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.


Group booking fees

All groups must book in advance
No coach bookings at weekends due to congestion
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 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
1 June 2017 10:00 - 12:00 Available
31 July 2017 10:00 - 12:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Formby Footprints Walk

Mon 03 Apr 2017
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.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sat 15 Apr 2017
11:00-15:00
Join our egg hunt with a difference!!

Ranger Ramble

Sat 22 Apr 2017
10:00-12:00
Join one of our Rangers for a walk around our site and find out what we do to look after it.

Treasures and Castles

Thu 01 Jun 2017
10:00-12:00
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
10:00-12:30
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
10:00-12:00
Would you like to meet our sheep? Join Rob the Ranger to stroll over to the sheep field.