Daytrip Itinerary - Family-Friendly
Tresco’s unspoilt coastline and towering woodlands make great stomping ground for children. Here are some suggestions for family fun across the island.
This itinerary includes elements with rough, rugged terrain, which aren't necessarily buggy-friendly - if you have toddlers in tow you might wish to skip the morning adventures to our rocky north coast.
The full itinerary will take an entire day.
Head for Tresco’s rugged north end – trek the coastal path for incredible views up and down the Tresco channel, and discover the remnants of two castles.
Clamber the steep steps up to Cromwell’s Castle (1) and discover two cannons overlooking the northern horizon – play pretend at defending the island from invaders!
Up the hill is King Charles Castle (2) with views out to all the other inhabited islands. Can you name them all?
Head back to New Grimsby and along the road to Tresco Stores (3) to collect tasty picnic supplies.
Take the coastal route towards the Abbey Garden, and clamber up past the monument to find Tristan's Treehouse (4) tucked away in the woods!
Head to the nearby Abbey Garden (6) – as you enter across the big blue bridge keep an eye out for red squirrels! Explore the Mediterranean garden, the pretty shell house, and find hidden lawns perfect for running about. You might even spot a colourful golden pheasant or two meandering across the paths.
Check out Valhalla figurehead museum too, which houses historical relics and remnants harping back to spooky shipwrecks.
If you’re heading back to New Grimsby, walk via Cliff Fields and climb the grassy hill up to the monument. There’s a treehouse hidden in the trees nearby, if you can find it…