Family Fun

A family holiday on Scilly will create memories that everyone will treasure. Staying on an island itself is exciting, add in the adventure of boat trips, thrilling watersports, wildlife and endless days collecting shells on idyllic beaches, and you’ve got all the ingredients for all ages.

Gorgeous beaches

Scilly is all about life’s simple pleasures and there’s a gentle sloping white sand beach with crystal blue waters at nearly every turn. There are ample opportunities for paddling, gathering shells and searching rock, building sandcastles or enjoying a picnic in the dunes. For more details see our beaches page.

Pentle Bay Tresco

Activities for all the family

There’s all manner of watersports for all ages to try out, be it kayaking, windsurfing, stand-up paddeboarding or coasteering. Don’t forget island hopping, every day you can set out on short ‘tripper’ boat to a new island for new adventures and experiences. The boats are colourful, the waters clear and there’s always opportunities to spot seals, birdlife and even dolphins en route! For an unforgettable wildlife experience, try out seal snorkelling on St Martin’s and get close to these elegant creatures in their natural environment.

If you prefer to keep your feet on dry land, why not hire a bike and explore on two wheels instead, or perhaps try out horse riding. For more details see our activities page.

Family Cycling in Tresco, Isles Of Scilly

Family-friendly accommodation

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay that offers a slightly more relaxed atmosphere that both you, your children and larger family groups can enjoy together, then you may wish to consider some of our accommodation suggestions.

Featured hotels which offer larger family rooms, suites or interconnecting rooms include Tregarthen’s, the Star Castle, St Mary’s Hall, Schooners, Bell Rock and Karma St Martin’s.

If you like the freedom that self-catering gives you, then we have access to over 80 Visit England graded holiday homes on St Mary’s. The choice of accommodation includes apartments, cottages and houses ranging in grade from 1-5* and options that sleep between 2-10.

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