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- National Trust Car Park so £7.50 if not a member. Short walk to the beach over the dunes to a lovely beach. There are lifeguards here in the summer. Dog friendly in October so ours had great fun. Walk to the right to get to Formby point.Written October 11, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Went to see the red squirrels as never visited before. Its a lovely wooded area to walk and meander to the beach but sadly no longer any red squirrelsWritten March 20, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Very popular and busy even in October. National Trust Car Park, £7.50 if not a member. Short walk over the Dunes to the Beach which is huge. Lovely Beach to walk along but there are lumps of tar at the moment which you need to avoidWritten October 11, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Just enjoyed a lovely day out wandering through the woodlands here searching for red squirrels 🐿. Managed to find a perfect quiet spot and had squirrels running all around us, just beautiful. On a negative however, there are signs everywhere telling visitors to keep their dogs on a lead which seemed to be ignored by most people, which continuously scared the squirrels and was very frustrating. Should dogs be allowed at all in the woods if they cannot be controlled? There are areas for dogs around the woods and on the beach, so why allow them in the woods? Also as a result there is dog mess everywhere, again not pleasant. National Trust should look at this I feel to continue to have this space as a wonderful nature walk for all.Written September 16, 2019
- Fascinating. Such a long history of growing this wonderfully British crop. There are information boards dotted around telling you of times past and of the last family to work the fields.Written August 20, 2021
- New features with great laser tag equipment, based on the fortnite game, friendly staff, well planned out site,Written February 11, 2020
- Every time I visit Formby from down south visiting the beer station is a must!
The members of staff are so friendly and welcoming. The range and price of drinks is amazing. Atmosphere is lovely too!Written March 29, 2020
- This pub is relaxing. There is a dog area, pub area and a restaurant area. They have a games area which we played lots of games from. The food is really good. The staff are lovely and friendly.Written September 23, 2022
- I visited here with my family for the first time last weekend and really enjoyed the walk around the forest.
It cost £7.50 for the car park and then free to enter which I think is a fair price to support the National Trust.
We unfortunately didn't see any Red Squirrels but the walk was nice and the kids enjoyed it.
We headed towards the beach which the kids also enjoyed, it's just a shame about all the rubble on the beach that spoils the stunning scenery. I know there is a history related to this which is explained on an information board in the car park, but a shame nonetheless.
We then stopped at the little kiosk for a hot drink before heading back to the car.
I'm definitely going to return again in the near future and hopefully spot some squirrels.Written April 6, 2022
- Have always enjoyed my visits to Woodwards. Been many times over the years in groups, singly or with my partner.
Today however we popped in for coffee and a soft drink. It was Half term so was busy and the only seats left were stools at the bar. We ordered and sat down and were chatting when the waitress banged down dirty cups and saucers next to us. Her colleague swiped them across us and put them in what I assume was the dishwasher.
Whilst I can see that this would be the sensible way to dispose of crockery as it means avoiding walking the length of the bar, I would have thought having patrons sitting at that end it would’ve been more polite and much more pleasant for us, if she’d carried them round? Even a murmur of ‘excuse me ‘ or a sympathetic smile would’ve been nice.
Just a niggle but after doing it a second time we didn’t linger as we felt very much in the way and paying for expensive coffee should be a pleasurable treat rather than feeling you are seated in the kitchen!
Shame.Written October 29, 2019
- Went for afternoon tea. The staff were really nice and friendly. The food was not great, one triangle of ham sandwich between two of us! The cakes were pretty dry and not the best. The scones were really nice and the cream was really good.Written August 26, 2021
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