Fun for families at Formby

Family cycling at Formby

Formby is a firm favourite with families looking for fun. And it's easy to see why. The beaches are huge and inviting, the dunes are exciting, the history is fascinating - and you can take your bike for a spin too!

50 Things to do before you're 11¾

We all know the importance of getting our family out and about to enjoy fresh air and make great memories. Come to Formby and tick off some not-to-be-missed experiences. Hunt for bugs (No. 31); fly a kite (No. 7); jump over waves (No. 20) and more.

Pick up a free 50 Things scrapbook from the entrance kiosk or trailer and join in the fun. There's also a 50 Things website for further exploration.

Woodland play trail

Explore the wonderful woodlands at Formby and find our natural play area. The woodland play trail is accessed via Cornerstone Walk.

We have some Junior Ranger task sheets to download, which encourage action all year round.

Family picnic

Bring along a picnic to enjoy in our picnic area or on the beach. A coffee cart and ice cream van are on site most days so why not enjoy a tasty treat while you're here?

Events for families

There are lots of great events and ways for kids to get involved at Formby. Check our upcoming events.


Become a technological treasure hunter at Formby. There are geocaches hidden within the woods and dunes waiting for you to find them.

Explore and have fun

To enjoy many trips out and help keep costs down, you can sign up for a family National Trust membership and enjoy free admission to over 300 houses, gardens and stunning coastline and countryside.