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 pre school children walking

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

Steve Sherris painting in the water on Scilly

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

Carol and Helen Shave, of Ratbags, Scilly

Family of Ratbags!

St. Mary's

Carol Shave, a partner of Scilly Ratbags, recounts how her grandmother was the last to leave the island of Samson in 1855.

Scented Narcissi - The Blue Box Flower Company - Courier Delivered throughout the UK

Scented Narcissi - Courier delivered flowers throughout the UK

St. Mary's

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.

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!

Buses at the Airport

ISLAND ROVER MiniBus Tours

St. Mary's

Especially designed with the 'Day Tripper' in mind.

Scilly from the air

St Ives Cider Ltd

UK Mainland

Cider producer and supplier

Coasteering Cornwall, Scilly Isles, St. Ives, Newquay

Coasteer Scilly – with Kernow Coasteering

St. Mary's

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.

Me&Nigel

ISLAND ROVER MiniBus Tours

St. Mary's

We are a specialist tour operator, concentrating solely on conducted tours of the Island.

Why not enjoy a leisurely ride around St Mary's with an intelligent and highly motivated driver/guide???

Each tour consists of a light hearted but informative commentary, with stops at selected viewpoints for photos. 

 

Canvas Shop front

Ratbags Canvas Shop

St. Mary's

Rat Island Sailboat Co.  Rat Bags Canvas shop

Hand made cotton canvas bags, clothing & acessories, Visit our workshop here in the Isles of Scilly & watch as we make your bag.

Available online

Chandlers

Bryher

Chandlers Gift Shop, located at Bryher Boatyard, selling gift items, fishing supplies, pirate treasure and all things nautical. 

ISLAND ROVER MiniBus Tours

St. Mary's

Make the most of your holiday by taking a tour with us. If you don't already know, we'll try to enlighten you as to our history, legends and folklore.

Samson burial chamber

Scilly Walks

St. Mary's

Scilly Walks is run by Dr Katharine Sawyer and offers guided walks, boat trips and slide shows to introduce you to 8000 years of archaeology and history in the Isles of Scilly. There are full day and half day visits to all the inhabited and several of the uninhabited islands.

Scilly Succulents

Scilly Succulents

Bryher

Scilly Succulents sends luxury, mail order gift boxes of succulents. We deliver them all year around whether it is for birthdays, Mother and Father's day, Easter or just to grow in your home or garden.

The Foredeck

The Foredeck

St. Mary's

A Scillonian owned family business since 1973