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Holiday Activities on the Isles of Scilly

There is a myriad of activities to suit all ages across the Islands, weather your day be spent Island hopping, walking across the coastlines or simply lounging on the many beaches. Here are some of our favourite suggestions for activities whilst on holiday at the Isles of Scilly.

  • Sandy Beaches & Rock Pooling – lots of safe sandy beaches in walking distance from the farm. Porthcressa & Old Town Beach are two of the best beaches which lie either side of the farm. Perfect for snorkelling, swimming, paddling, sunbathing, beachcombing and playing in dinghies.
  • Sailing, Wind Surfing, Kayaking
  • Coasteering around Peninnis Headland – http://www.kernow-coasteering.co.uk/isles-of-scilly
  • Golf – a course with a view
  • Local Fishing Excursions
  • Rock Pooling & Shrimping on the low spring tide
  • Boat Hire – why not hire a small motor boat from Bryher and explore the tranquil waters
  • Boat Trips – regular daily boat trips to the other islands
  • Diving – dive a wreck or swim with the seals!
  • Galleries & Studios – wandering around the islands you will stumble upon many local artists & galleries.
  • Bicycle Hire – an ideal way to explore St Mary’s at your own pace with child trailers available for little ones – www.bookabikeonscilly.co.uk or www.stmarysbikehire.co.uk
  • Horse Riding – trek along the coastal paths or along the beaches or take a horse and cart ride
  • Community Sports Hall – enjoy the new facilities of our community sports hall, only a two minute walk from the farm. Facilities include a four court badminton hall, outdoor netball court & outdoor multi use games area
  • Normandy Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Golf Buggy Hire – an easy way to explore St Mary’s with the children at your own pace
  • Coastal walks – explore the nature trails, heathlands & beaches at your leisure and enjoy the views.
  • Bird Watching & sea safari tours
  • Historical Interest Sites
  • Children’s Play Parks – there is a pirate ship play park on the Garrison and a slide and swings park by Porthcressa in Hugh Town, both just minutes from the farm.
  • Isles of Scilly Museum
  • Tresco Abbey Gardens – have a day exploring the sub-tropical Tresco Gardens
  • Bus Tours
  • Gig Racing– come and cheer for your favourite island on a Wednesday & Friday night, either watch from the quay or follow on a boat
  • Evening Entertainment – there is often performance plays, slide shows, pantomimes and live music- check the ‘What’s On’ board in town to find out more when you arrive
  • There are lots of family friendly restaurants, cafes and pubs for eating out
  • Radio Scilly broadcasts 24 hours a day – tune in to prepare for your holiday & reminisce when your back home
  • Scilly Webcam uploads many island photos with a guest book – perfect for keeping up-to-date with what’s happening on Scilly