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Coach Trips to Formby Beach

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FORMBY - Glorious beach with dramatic sand dunes, surrounded by sweeping coastal pinewoods.

Red squirrels, prehistoric footprints and miles of coastal walks are just waiting to be discovered - part of Formby's amazing and ever changing landscape. Enjoy breathtaking sea views or a picnic in the sand dunes; head out on a bracing coastal walk or find out about Formby's fascinating coastal history with links to asparagus growing and the early days of aviation.

Learning

Life from a Red Squirrel’s perspective Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 - Through structured play, consider the feeding and habitat of our Red Squirrels. KS2 children also explore ideas around woodland competition and food chains.

Woodland, Life & Me Key Stage 1 – Compare and contrast the needs of people, plants and animals in the woodland environment.

Strandline Investigations Key Stage 1 – Learn about the coastline and enjoy a beach hunt along the strandline.

Habitats Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 - Investigate four different habitats at Formby and describe how they look, sound and smell different.

Minibeasts Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 - Hunt for minibeasts in two different locations. Use keys to describe and identify the creatures you find.

Investigating the Coastline Upper Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 - How is the eroding coastline at Formby affecting people, vegetation and the environment?

Conservation and Management Walks Key Stage 4 and above - Walk around the property and discover the challenges we face in managing such a diverse and dynamic site.

Contact:

The National Trust

Victoria Road

Formby

Merseyside

L37 1LJ

01704 874949

formbylearning@nationaltrust.org.uk

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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