Things to do

Never a dull moment

If you’re looking for things to do on Scilly, you won’t have far to search. From dawn till dusk (and later if you like) there are awe-inspiring sites, amazing sporting activities, wonderful galleries and craftshops to browse, unique attractions and fabulous places to eat.

Whether you are visiting for the first or the 40th time, there’s plenty to see and plenty to do. In fact, the more you peel back the layers of these fascinating islands, the more you will discover.

For those looking to kick-back and relax we have delightful beachfront cafés, scenic coastal walks, a vibrant Arts & Culture scene and one of the greatest gardens of Europe – Tresco Abbey Garden.

If you’re seeking action and thrills, there are plenty of Activities to seek out - you can dive, sail, kayak, windsurf, paddle board, horse ride, explore on mountain bikes and take part in organised sea-swims, to name a few activities. You can Walk & Hike, Cycle, Shop and of course enjoy Boat trips and Tours that will enable you to soak up the islands' atmosphere, our unique archaeological sites and our extraordinary Wildlife.

There is also a varied and vibrant Events programme throughout the season, kick starting with Walk Scilly week and the Folk Scilly Festival, both in April. Then we have the famous World Pilot Gig Championships held every year during the first Bank Holiday in May.

Throughout the spring, summer and autumn, there are island fetes, RNLI days, plus music, sports and food festivals. Numerous Scillonian bands also entertain at the pubs and clubs year round. In short, there is something for everyone if you like to be entertained. And if you don't? Well it's just as easy to slip away from it all to relax and recharge.

The Tourism Information Centre on Porthcressa Beach will give you the low-down. Pop in or follow @scillyTIC to keep up to date with What's On.

Walking & Cycling

Water Activities

Scilly windsurf kite surf sailing centre

Horse Riding & Golf

Attractions

For the Family

Scilly St Mary's Porthcressa play park

Arts & Culture

Scilly Bryher artist

Wet Days

Food & Drink

Day Trip to Scilly

Events & Festivals

Bird & Wildlife Watching

Getting Married

Shopping

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Tregarthen's dish

Scilly Week at Tregarthen’s

St. Mary's

Monday 19th September - Sunday 25th September

Tregarthen’s Hotel serves up a week of Taste of Scilly specials on the menu, featuring a large selection of local produce… book in for dinner and check out what’s on offer!Read more »

Scilly wedding bands

Fay Page

St. Martin's All year

Jewellery for your wedding made in ScillyRead more »

Great slides at Kings of the Castle

Kings of the Castle

St. Mary's All year

Kings of the Castle is an all weather indoor play and party venue, with a multi level soft play frame, a separate ball pool, a dedicated baby and toddler area and a cafe. All areas have age appropriate equipment children to explore the area at their own pace whilst you sit and relax. Appropriate for children aged 8 and under.Read more »

Ruin Beach Cafe Terrace

Ruin Beach Cafe

Tresco All year

The Ruin Beach Café is open all day serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. At the heart of the restaurant – and the menu – is the wood-fired oven that produces delicious pizzas, roasts the succulent beef and fresh fish, as well as baking the bread.  It’s fuelled with island wood, and brings a real flavour of the Mediterranean to the cooking.Read more »

Bryher Church

Bryher Harvest Festival Service

Bryher

Sunday 18th September

All Saints Church, Bryher

A chance to enjoy a local service in the beautiful surroundings of All Saints Church on Bryher. Local produce donated by the islanders and then on sale throughout the week.  All proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the church.Read more »

Troytown Ice cream cones

Troytown Farm Tour

St. Agnes

Wednesday 7th September
Wednesday 21st September

Meet on St. Agnes Quay

Today, it’s the turn of the dairy cattle, as we invite you to tour Troytown Farm on St. Agnes, England’s most south-westerly farm, and arguably the smallest one in the country with just 9 Jersey cows!Read more »

Foraging

Hedgerow Harvest Competition

St. Martin's

Saturday 24th September

Seven Stones Inn, Lower Town St. Martin’s

Do a spot of foraging in Scilly’s hedgerows, down on the beach, and through the fields and come up with a suitable “Hedgerow Harvest”. Bring your delights to the Seven Stones Inn at 12 noon and invite guests at the pub to judge your creation(s) for originality, taste and look!  Emily will declare the winner who will get a prize for their efforts – and you never know, your recipe could go down in history as Scilly’s first ever Hedgerow Harvest winner! Read more »

Coasteering Cornwall, Scilly Isles, St. Ives, Newquay

Coasteer Scilly – with Kernow Coasteering

St. Mary's Apr-Oct

Coasteering on the Isles of Scilly has arrived! Brought to you by Kernow Coasteering, one of Cornwall’s foremost coasteering providers, Don’t miss your chance to experience the stunning golden granite coastline of Scilly in an epic costal adventure you’ll never forget.Read more »

St Mary's Bike Hire, getting around

St Mary's Bike Hire

St. Mary's Jan-Dec

The place to hire your bicycle on St Mary’s. Pedal power for all the family. Bikes for all ages and sizes. Free helmets supplied . Follow the big yellow map and see St Mary’s at its best. Full recovery available if there's a problem. Workshop and spares service.
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Prosecco & Chocolate Tasters

St. Mary's

Friday 2nd September
Friday 23rd September

The Very Scilly Chocolate Company @ Phoenix Studios, St Marys’

Visit the Very Scilly Chocolate Company at Phoenix Studios on St. Mary’s and sample some award-winning salted caramel chocolate, and many other flavours too. All washed down with a glass of sparkling Prosecco. All purchases made today will enjoy a 10% discount.Read more »