Things to do

Make the most of Scilly

Scilly is well known for its simple pleasures and relaxed pace of life. Visitors love the scenery, the peace, the tranquillity. There’s plenty of reason of kick back, relax and do very little, but plenty to enjoy too. Get out about on island walks, have fun on the water, check out the fantastic wildlife, hop from island to island, breathe in the exquisite flora, visit artists and galleries, and immerse yourself in our history and heritage.

Find out more here, or if you’re on island, visit the Tourist Information Centre on Porthcressa Beach for the low-down. Pop in or follow @scillyTIC to keep up to date with the weekly What's On, available throughout the season.

Scilly: the perfect pre-schooler's paradise

Do you have toddlers or young children at home and need a holiday but want to keep it simple and stress-free?

Then look no further than the Isles of Scilly, a fantastic natural playground for pre-schoolers and young children just off the coast of Cornwall that will ensure you, too, get the holiday you deserve. 

The best thing about Scilly with kids, speaking as someone who first came to the islands nearly 10 years ago with a

Scilly St Mary's phoenix craft workshop

Great Galleries to visit on Scilly

The Isles of Scilly are a magnet for artists and creative souls. They’re lured to the islands by the rich intensity of light and its ever-changing effect on seascapes and landscapes. Each island has galleries to browse and enjoy; each has artists working in a variety of media – from oil, watercolours, jewellery making and beachcombed shells, felting and weaving to exquisite stained glass, fired earthenware, and screen printing.

Here’s our pick of the

49 Degrees clothing

49 Degrees

St. Mary's

The IOS Store, born and bred on the islands since 1973. Visit us for all your IOS apparel

Black Pearl Aquarium

Aquarium

Bryher

View the local species in the Black Pearl Aquarium at Bryher Boatyard, which include, pollock, dog fish, mackerel, wrasse, lobsters, conger eels, crabs and many more.   

Great slides at Kings of the Castle

Kings of the Castle

St. Mary's

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.

Seasalt RAIN

Seasalt Cornwall

St. Mary's

The Scilly branch of Seasalt Cornwall offers Seasalt women’s wear, footwear and accessories. 

Diver and seal

St Martin's Dive School

St. Martin's

Scilly is renowned for its clear water and abundant marine life and we can provide diving opportunities for all levels of experience. All your equipment can be supplied.

Our terrace overlooking the harbour

Tregarthen's Hotel

St. Mary's

Tregarthen's Hotel is the premier Isles of Scilly hotel, with the most stunning setting of any hotel on St Mary's. Right by the water's edge, Tregarthen's is just yards away from the quay. We have inter-connecting rooms and larger rooms that can cater for families, with extra beds and cots.

Our self-catering cottage, Starboard Light, has 3 rooms, sleeping up to 5 people plus room for a cot, is ideal for family holidays on St Mary's.

Our

Otillo Matti Andersson

Scilly Warms Up for World Swimrun Test

The Isles of Scilly are preparing to host one of world sport’s most daunting challenges: the UK leg of the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series on Saturday 17 June, which will see more than 110 pairs tackling a course of nearly 40km, alternating between running and open-water swimming.

The teams of two, including competitors from the UK, Sweden, France and Germany, will have their athleticism and powers of endurance tested to the limit over ten

Isles of Scilly Museum

Isles of Scilly Museum

St. Mary's

Walk Scilly Discount

Throughout Walk Scilly Weekend the Isles of Scilly Museum are offering a special price for Walk Scilly walkers. Come and take a look at exhibits of local interest, from pre-history to the present day.

 

Toots Taxis

Toots Taxi

St. Mary's

If you are coming to the islands to get married, or if you are resident on the islands, Toots Taxi is available for hire for your special day.  Give us a call, or send us an email, to let us know your requirements and we will do our utmost to accommodate your wishes.

Walking on St. Agnes

St. Agnes Top to Toe

St. Agnes

Friday 13th October

A wonderful day’s walk with Chas Wood around St. Agnes’ coastline.

Narcissi

Isles of Scilly Flowers

St. Mary's

Isles of Scilly Flowers offer scented Narcissi and Scilly Show Pinks Flowers from the Scilly Isles, the perfect all year round gifts for family and friends. Our beautiful range of scented Scilly Flowers are freshly picked and posted from our own Family run Scillonain flower farm.

Isles of Scilly Flowers make the perfect gift for every special occasion or person. We carefully hand pick your Scilly Flowers from our finest blooms to ensure the highest quality and

Scilly Bridal Hair and Beauty 1

Scilly Bridal Hair & Beauty

St. Mary's

I am an experienced Hair Stylist, Make-up Artist and Beauty Therapist with years of experience and a passion and flair for Bridal work. I have worked around the UK and Dubai, helping many brides feel amazing on their big day.

The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust

The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust

St. Mary's

Scilly has a fascinating historical past and it's easy to explore ~ just take a walk, a cycle, a buggy ride or one of the tours available!  Whether you're after Bronze Age or Iron Age Monuments, something from the 16th or 18th Centuries or even something from more recent history, then Scilly has lots to offer!