Formby - Group Bookings
Group numbers are managed, to ensure a great day for everyone. All groups need to book access, even if you are walking onto site. We reserve the right to refuse access to un-booked groups.
Telephone: 01704 878591
Lifeboat Road - Arriving on Foot

Please read all of the notes on this page before you proceed with your booking.

  • We want more visitors to enjoy National Trust Formby sustainably and offer this ticket for local groups walking or those using public transport. This ticket is not suitable for anyone arriving in Formby by coach as coach numbers are carefully managed to reduce congestion and there is no safe or legal place to drop off near to site in a coach. Anyone dropping off from a coach will not have the right to use this ticket as all groups must be booked within these guidelines.
  • All groups are advised to book access whether arriving by coach, mini-bus or on foot as we will have to refuse entry to un-booked groups when we are fully booked or when bookings are restricted due to site events or capacity. Formby is a very popular site for groups and particularly school visits. We want to ensure that everyone that visits has a great day and so we need to manage how many groups are on site at any one time. This will ensure our facilities are adequate and everyone has space to enjoy. So if you want to bring a group of 20 or more people, you need to book them in, even if you are walking onto site.
  • We are taking bookings only for groups arriving on foot during school holidays as we are often very busy at these times and cannot guarantee access for coaches or mini-buses.
  • We don't charge groups walking onto site, you can book your group from this page, simply select the number of groups or classes you want to bring and ‘check dates’ to see availability and proceed to book.  
  • Education Group Membership (EGM) 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. Consider joining if you are not a member, call Formby on 01704 874949 or contact Membership on 0344 800 1895 to find out more about joining.
  • Schools that already have EGM can use the code EGM to book free access to the site, please type your EGM number and expiry date on the following booking form and show your EGM membership card on arrival. Showing your card on arrival is essential as this releases funds to us here at Formby to help us with our work. Please think about making a donation on arrival if you are not members, this will help with the costs of maintaining and running this special place.
  • Should you need to cancel, call 01704 874949 with your booking reference and date of visit. Please always call if you need to cancel as other schools can then visit.
  • Always check tide times before you book if you want to use the beach. We recommend that you stay off the beach one hour either side of high tide. Further risk assessment guidance notes will be included in your downloadable ticket, once you book.
National Trust Formby - Lifeboat Road
Lifeboat Road Formby Liverpool Merseyside L37 2EB United Kingdom