KID FRIENDLY HOLIDAY - TRESCO - SCILLY ISLES




Its that time of year again folks! Springtime! which means making plans for what to do with the kids over the summer holidays. One of THE MOST kid friendly holidays ever would have to be the Scilly Isles! In particular  a little island called Tresco. I am forever grateful for Will's family for introducing me to Tresco. To be honest, I had no idea such a place existed in the UK. Apart from the fact that the water is on the chillier side , one could easily mistake a photo of a sunny clear day in Tresco  for an island in the Carribean.




My husband's family have had a timeshare here for more than 30 years (it seems like everyone you meet on the island will tell you they have been doing the same thing and are now coming with their children). Will has been going with his family every year since they were teeny tots and over the years their family developed relationships with other like minded families who would share a beach front view with one another and watch their kids play together! seems idyllic right?  Will and his brothers spent their childhood summers foraging around the island on their bikes, out on the boat fishing, having BBQs on the beach and when the weather was bad spend their afternoons watching dvds and buying sweets from the only store on the island or taking a swim in the indoor swimming pool.





Our pilot! you used to be able to get a helicopter from Penzance but now they only have small 12 seater aircrafts or ferry rides. 




The beautiful thing about this island is the fact that there are no cars, apart from the odd  battery powered golf buggy and passenger trailer tractor (only used by the island staff and hotel guests) everyone gets around on their bike, which makes this an incredibly safe island for kids to run off and explore. The island is so small you can walk around it in less than 3 hours. If you are not one for biking,walking or exploring, there is kayaking and sailing lessons or you can just spend your days drinking wine and eating freshly caught seafood at one of the two great restaurants on the island while the kids play on the beach. The Beach Ruin Cafe serves delicious woodfire oven pizzas and delicious meals to suit everyone's tastes! Their coffees and pastries are pretty great.There are also plenty of other islands to explore, like St Martins or St Marys.


 Going for ice-cream and a bike ride on our first day. 







 Now off to catch some crabs.




 One of the amazing sunrises. Might just have to add that this was the view from our bedroom! 

 If i could use one word to desribe Tresco it would be serene. The gentle roar of the waves crashing against the sand (nothing beats being able to wake up that sound), the beautiful natural landscapes and views, and the fact that despite being such a small island, you can still manage to find a bay/beach and feel like you are the only one making footprints in the sand.  The only time when you might feel like the place is bustling is in the evening when the pub and restaurants are generally quite busy (booking is definitely recommended).




 The view of the beach from the Beach Ruin Cafe. 







 Seashell scavenging!







BBQ on the beach - mmm sausage baguettes! 









 Henry loved spending time exploring the rockpools.







 The boys playing frisbee on the beach while mummy and nanna enjoyed a bit of quiet time sunbaking!













 Freshly caught lobster courtesy of Freddies lobster pots! Yummo! 







 Henry and Freddie looking out for Rogers boat. 




 On the last sunday we all headed down to the Tresco Fete! 



 Henry enjoying the jumping castle - until the bigger kids were outjumping him! off we went to distract him with some games before he got a nasty bump on the head! phew! 






 Henry wasn't too keen of having his picture taken with our new family member Oreo.
 He was far more interested in going for a climb on the tractor. 


 Mum and Dad were pleased to have a photo with 'Oreo' - Mummy was pretty proud to have beat daddy in winning it! 



 The bake sale was definitely the highlight for Henry so after lots of games and running around we sat down and enjoyed a cup of tea and some scones on the grass. 







 Henry got some new books at the sale too - 5p each! bargain! 



 Last dinner at the Beach Ruin Cafe. 



Mmm Prosciutto and Rocket Pizza. 



 Back on the plane to Lands End. 


 Henry exhausted!


 Woke up just in time to see the big fire engine at the airport. 


Really looking forward to having more adventures in Tresco! Lets hope we have some good weather this year. 

For more information on getting there, accomodation and things to do visit www.tresco.co.uk/

PS don't forget to pack a good windbreaker/rain jacket, the weather can be unpredictable. :) 














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