Formby Activity Kits
Activity Kits are available to hire, so that you get the best from your visit. Please always book access too if you are booking a Kit, so that we can manage the whole site for everyone to enjoy.
Telephone: 01704 878591
Bug Hunting & Identification Kit

It doesn’t get much more hands on than ‘Bug Hunting’ and this kit is designed so that your group can get their hands dirty and learn lots without noticing. You will find bug pots, and a selection of ID resources that will enable the least to the most experienced participants to develop their skills. The kit has enough equipment for up to 32 participants to have a go at any one time and you can use it with more than one class through the day if you’d like to.

This Kit is ideal for KS1 or KS2 and will support children:

Key Stage 1 

-Observing closely, using simple equipment

-Identifying and classifying 

-Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions

Lower Key Stage 2

-Record findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams,

-Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways

-Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment

The Kit is designed to be used by 6 small groups working in one area at any one time. It can be used for several classes throughout the day as required, but worksheets will only be provided for up to 32 children. Give us a call if you will need more, and we’ll copy more for you. The Kit booklet will take you through the sessions on the day with a map taking you to Victoria Wood and then onto the grass fields close by.

The ticket you will get when you book will provide all of the pre-visit information you will need and risk assessment guidance notes. You can access the site to risk assess your visit without charge by showing your ticket at any time between booking and the day of your visit. We require formal groups to have Public Liability Insurance with a minimum indemnity limit of £5,000,000 and to complete a Risk Assessment for their group. 

Please ensure you have booked access for your group along-side this kit. We will have to refuse your group access if we are fully booked and will not be able to refund the kit on the day under these circumstances. The cost to hire this kit is £50 with a refundable cash deposit of £50 to pay on arrival which will be returned which will be refunded once the kit is returned.

This kit is available to hire during term time only, based on our local schools as the site can be very busy during school holidays. We may be able to make the kit available for groups on Saturdays during term time, please call 01704 874949 if you would like to explore this with us.

Please note: You will need to pay a deposit by cash or card when you collect your kit to cover any loses.

National Trust Formby - Victoria Road
Victoria Road Formby Liverpool Merseyside L37 1LJ United Kingdom