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Formby Squirrel Reserve and Beach

Our Trip To Formby Red Squirrel Reserve


The children, parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles had a wonderful time on the Nursery trip to Formby National Trust. The guides led us on a walk through the woods where we looked for rabbits, red squirrels climbing up and down trees, rabbit holes, fox holes, tree stumps, magpies and chewed pine cones, to name just a few things!

We met red squirrel puppets who showed us what they can and can't eat from their squirrel lunch boxes.  

We learnt about the habitat of the red squirrels and how the larger, grey squirrels take food from the reds and pass on squirrel pox too. Any grey squirrels found in the reserve have to be caught and taken to live somewhere else. We heard that a squirrel's nest is called a drey. 

After our walk we went to the beach for a picnic. We built sand castles, drew in the sand, made sand angels, looked for shells and paddled in the sea...although some children looked as though they had been swimming! 

Some children wrote their names in the sand with their parents, Ace and Archie found crab skeletons and a fish too!

We stroked police horses called Ross, Silver and Jake who were going for a trot in the sea. The weather was dry on our woodland walk and even warm when we played on the beach. Many families decided they would visit again soon. 

Lots of children fell asleep on the coaches home after such an energetic day!