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.

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Foraging for lunch

Karma St Martin’s Low Tide Gourmet Seafood Lunch

St. Martin's

Saturday 3rd September

Meet at Karma St. Martin’s

Join renowned foraging expert, Rachel Lambert, on a seaweed foraging walk at Lower Town St Martin’s and then head to the Karma for a special gourmet seafood lunch served up with Island Bakery bread, St. Martin’s Vineyard Wines and locally-grown island vegetables.Read more »

Scented Narcissi - Courier delivered flowers throughout the UK

St. Mary's All year

Scented Narcissi: The Blue Box Flower Company. We send boxes of beautifully Scented Narcissi grown on the flower farms of St Mary’s and St Agnes.  Hand-picked and lovingly packed with care in midnight blue boxes.  Deliver a little bit of Scilly by courier to you and your friends.Read more »

The Tanglewood table

The Tanglewood Table: a wine and dine evening

St. Mary's

Thursday 1st September 
Wednesday 14th September
Friday 23rd September 
Tuesday 27th September

Tanglewood Table at Tanglewood Kitchen, Hugh Street, St Mary’s

Enjoy an intimate Taste of Scilly four-course menu, matched with wines. Maximum of eight people, so book the whole table or come as a couple and share the experience.Read more »

Book a Bike on Scilly

St. Mary's All year

Cycle around St Mary's in just a few hours and take in the stunning views from every point of the island.

We will drop off and pick up cycles from your accommodation FREE OF CHARGE to save you time, so sit back and enjoy your holiday on the Isles of Scilly with BOOK A BIKE.


We can deliver to the airport or the quay.

Hire and delivery also available to the off islands on request (St Martin's, St Agnes, Tresco and Bryher).Read more »

Become a Member

The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust

St. Mary's All year

Stuck for gift ideas?  

When you don't know what to get a loved one for their Birthday or Christmas why not gift them Membership to the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust?  This is the perfect gift for Scilly-lovers everywhere!  By supporting the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust you help to ensure that management and conservation work continues and our beautiful islands are looked after all year round.  

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Scilly wedding bands

Fay Page

St. Martin's All year

Jewellery for your wedding made in ScillyRead more »

The Mermaid Inn

St. Mary's All year

Your first port of call on St Mary’s. You will always find real ales flowing in our traditional bar and quality cuisine in our contemporary restaurant and bistro.

Open every day for food and drink.Read more »

Taste of Scilly logo

Taste of Scilly Quiz Night

St. Mary's

Wednesday 7th September
Wednesday 28th September

Atlantic Inn

Pit your wits against sensational quiz mistress, Beth Hilton and take part in the Taste of Scilly Quiz Night!  (Just half the quiz questions will be food related.)  A fun night with friends, not to be missed.Read more »

Adventure on Scilly with Kernow Coasteering

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 Harvest Festival Service

St. Mary's

Sunday 18th September 

St. Mary’s Methodist Church, Church St, St. Mary’s.

This year both the Anglican and Methodist churches join together to celebrate the Harvest Festival.  Everyone welcome.Read more »