Group and school visits to Formby

Searching the mud for footprints at Formby

Whether it’s for a couple of hours or the whole day, Formby’s nature haven is a popular choice for a group trip. To ensure a great day out for everyone, school and large group visits must be pre-booked.


*Group bookings being taken from 5 September 2022 only*

Thank you for your interest in booking a group visit. We're unable to take group bookings during the local school summer holidays. Group bookings are now being taken from 5 September 2022.

How to book a group visit

We aim to make your group visit to Formby a great experience, by working with you to meet your needs as best we can. Please note for safety reasons all group visits must be booked in advance, even if you are walking on site. 

Large groups are welcome to pre-book a visit to Lifeboat Road car park mid-week, during normal opening times.

We unfortunately can’t take bookings for minibus and coach access during busy times this includes local school holidays, weekends and bank holidays. This is because Formby is a natural space with limited parking and toilet facilities. 

Information about planning your group visit to Formby can be found here 

Manual beach wheelchairs available for loan – reserve in advance

Parking charges can be found here 

If you would like more information or to make a group booking, please call 01704 878591 or email to reserve parking.

Want to join and get free access with National Trust Group Membership?

Education group membership is specially designed to allow education groups free entry to most places owned by the National Trust. This type of membership is for not-for-profit groups or home educators whose members, pupils or students are in full-time education.

Call us at Formby 01704 878591 for more information or visit our Membership information page here 

We look forward to welcoming your group to Formby's special nature haven.