Your Summer Holiday Guide to Scilly

Red Arrows over Old Slipway

The summer holidays are here and there are loads for all the family to enjoy across the islands. If you’re heading to Scilly in the next few weeks, here’s a flavour of what you can enjoy…

Island Fetes

On four consecutive Sundays from 30th July to 20th August, each of the off-islands (St. Agnes, Bryher, Tresco and St. Martin’s respectively) take it in turns to host island fetes.

These are fun-filled days out for all the family with traditional games such as welly throwing, tombolas and human fruit machines; firemen obstacle courses, and sports. Traditional stalls selling arts and crafts, bric-and-brac, scones and cakes. Enjoy live music, barbeques and beer too!

Visiting theatres

We’re so lucky to have the Miracle Theatre Company and Festival Players come visit Scilly every summer and bring with them their hilarious plays for us all to enjoy in unique al fresco island locations. Miracle tours Tresco and St. Mary’s with their production of The Third Policeman 27th – 30th July, whilst the Festival Players present The Merry Wives of Windsor from 11th – 13th August. Book your tickets through the Tourist Information Centre.

Low tide walks

Once again there will be an epic opportunity to walk the channel between Tresco and Bryher – on either (or both) Tuesday 22nd August or Wednesday 23rd August. The experience is really like no other: a 90-minute window to cross the sea bed during an ultra low tide to discover up close an undersea world of crabs, starfish and razor clams, and marvel at one of life’s idiosyncrasies

Bank Holiday fun

What a treat we have in store this August Bank Holiday weekend… a five-day Ale Festival and the New Inn on Tesco, plus the Sports & Music Festival on The Garrison field on St. Mary’s on Sunday 27th. And on Bank Holiday Monday – the highlight to top them all: a spectacular aerobatic display performed by the Red Arrows, supported by live music and comedy on Holgate’s Green on St. Mary’s, and a pop-up event at Carn Near on Tresco.

And all the usuals!

Of course, there are masses for all the family the enjoy every day on Scilly – island hopping between the islands, discovering amazing uninhabited beaches, wildlife sea safaris and glass bottomed boat trips, guided walks and bike rides, discovering St. Mary’s on horseback, following the twice weekly gig rowing races and generally mucking about on paddleboards and in boats and kayaks at the islands’ various water-sports centres.

So why not find yourself a late offer and come on over to Scilly this summer? We guarantee a great family holiday a million miles from the stress of travelling abroad: laid back, relaxed, friendly and fun.

 

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