Events & Education

Over the course of the year we put on a number of events or educational activities which people can join in with. We're just in the process of putting together the 2018 schedule. Make sure to check back or follow us on Facebook & Twitter for the latest updates. Come and join us!

All of our events & educational activities are made possible through Isles of Scilly AONB Funding.  Thank you Isles of Scilly AONB!

Tresco Walks & A Little Something Special.

During 2018 the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust will once again team up with Tresco Island to provide activities encouraging the whole family to get out and enjoy the incredible and varied wildlife and scenery Tresco has to offer.

Following the success of Tresco Walks we added a little something extra for the visitors to Tresco Island and this will continue for 2018!

Summer Activities are now being scheduled but we do have a little something arranged for the Easter Holidays so why not come join us? (click on the titles to view posters):

  • Tuesday 3rd April 2018 - Tresco Walk - 10:00 - 12:00 ~ Meet outside the Ruin;
  • Tuesday 3rd April 2018 - Rockpool Ramble & BeachCombing; New Grimsby, Tresco - 13:30 - 15:00 - Meet by the crab chairs on the grass next to the Ruin.
  • Tuesday 10th April 2018 - Tresco Walk - 10:00 - 12:00 ~ Meet outside the Ruin.

Although these events are occuring during Walk Scilly 2018 they are seperate to Walk Scilly and remain FREE; however, donations are encouraged and appreciated.

Have you ever wanted to know what the weird looking critter is attached to a rock or found at low tide on the flats? Now's your chance to find out! Be sure to join us for our Rockpool Rambles & Beach Sessions!

Keep up to date with planned events by following @ScillyWildlife and @TrescoIsland on Twitter.  We look forward to meeting you!

#MyWildScilly Guided Walks

During the Summer months we will be offering something a little different across the Islands and invite visitors to our Islands to join a member of our team for guided walks.

These are a fantastic opportunity to explore the wild side of Scilly and get to know some more about our local plants and wildlife.

They proved successful last year and we will be scheduling more in for the 2018 season.


Want to know what it's all about?  #MyWildScilly Guided Walks are featuring in the 2018 Walk Scilly programme; whereby a handful of walks are on offer!

  • Friday 16th April 2018 - #MyWildScilly ~ St Martin's: A Walk on the Wild Side - 10:45 - 13:15 - departing from Higher Town Quay, St Martin's.  Alternatively you can catch a 10:00 boat from St Mary's.  Cost: £8.50 (Boat Fare not included)
  • Monday 9th April 2018 - #MyWildScilly ~ Bryher - 13:15 - 16:00 departing from Church Quay, Bryher. Alternatively you can catch a 10:00 or 12:15 boat from St Mary's. Cost: £8.50 (Boat Fare not included)
  • Wednesday 11th April 2018 - #MyWildScilly ~ Tean: Explore Uninhabited Tean - 14:30 - 16:30 - meeting on St Mary's Quay at 13:45.  Cost: £8.50 (Boat Fare not included) 
  • Friday 13th April 2018 - St Mary's RockPool Roam - 10:00 - 12:00 meeting at the Tourist Information Centre.  Cost: £14.00 (including a Wheelhouse Cream Tea!)

Further details regarding Walk Scilly Weekend can be found on the Visit Scilly Website; please also book on any walks you intend to attend through Visit Scilly also.

Wildlife Safaris

The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust are teaming up with St Agnes Boating once again for 2018 to bring you Wildlife Safaris every Wednesday; departing from St Agnes Quay at 13:00.

Trips usually take in the Western Rocks where we expect to see Puffins, Manx shearwaters, Guillemots, Razorbills, Shags and Fulmars, Dolphins, Porpoise, Sunfish, Seals & much more (during the breeding season)

You will also discover the fascinating world of Marine Plastics and learn about the work that the Trust is doing to clean up Scilly's beaches as well as the debris effect on our wildlife.

The Safaris last 1.5 hours and cost £16.50 (with £2.00 of this charge going towards the valuable work to preserve our Islands' wildlife and heritage carried out by the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust).  

The season is starting during Walk Scilly and trips will take place every Wednesday following:

  • Wednesday 4th April 2018 ~ Wildlife Safari; departing St Agnes Quay at 13:00
  • Wednesday 11th April 2018 ~ Wildlife Safari; departing St Agnes Quay at 13:00

Please note:  Trips may be cancelled at short notice if the weather isn't suitable but in these situations a guided walk will be offered, by the Wildlife Trust, to those who would like to find out a little more about the flora and fauna of St Agnes & Gugh and the work that goes in to keeping the Islands a haven for wildlife.  

Keep up to date with planned events by following @ScillyWildlife and @StAgnesBoating on Twitter.


Rockpool Rambles & Beachcombing

During the summer months we run a number of Rockpooling & Beach sessions across the Islands.

These were free family activities (although donations to the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust are encouraged and welcome).

We'll meet some of our less well known residents; discovering Sea slugs, Squat lobsters, Pipe fish, Dog whelks, Strawberry Anemones, Starfish, Clingfish, crabs and much more!  We'll also learn about the not so boring Limpet and seaweeds such as Gutweed, Sea Lettuce & Kelp!

We are in the process of scheduling our Summer Activities so keep an eye out and be sure to come and join us if you can!

Keep up to date with planned events by following @ScillyWildlife and @ScillyAONB 

Activity & Information Sheets and Booklets

At all of our events we have a selection of booklets, activity sheets and information.  Much of this is free to take away and can also be downloaded below; we will endeavour to keep this section updated and ensure that .pdf versions are available to download.  All of these sheets have been adapted and are Scilly-specific; containing species and objects that you can and will find in Scilly.

There are currently two items which we are unable to give away and ask anyone who would like copies to give a donation.  

These are our: 

  • RockPool Guides - laminated sheets with information and illustrations showing some of the things you will find on our beaches and in our rockpools.  These guides are incredibly popular and useful to anyone wanting to explore Scilly's shores.  Suggested Donation ---> £1.00
  • Seashore Guides - beautifully illustrated books showing some of the things you will find not only in our rockpools but along the seashore including fish, plants, birds, shells and more.  These are not just books but places to record your sightings, draw pictures and much more.  Suggested Donation ---> £5.00


FilenameFile size
beach_litter_of_interest_-_2016.pdf824.25 KB
missing_words_-_2016.pdf2.59 MB
butterfly_id_guide_-_2016.pdf6.18 MB
shoreline_detective_-_2017.pdf9.44 MB