Tresco's position in the Gulf Stream means we benefit from milder autumns than most - this is evidenced by the variety of plant life thriving year-round in our incredible Abbey Garden.
Entry to the Garden is included with our rental cottages - you'll want to visit a couple of times to take it all in. From sheltered terraces bordered by huge towering ferns, to our Mediterranean Garden featuring fountains and the intricate shell house, to various sculptures tucked away amongst greenery, to the eerie Valhalla figurehead museaum featuring relics from historic Scilly shipwrecks.
Keep your eyes peeled for red squirrels and golden pheasants,both of which inhabit the gardens, and stop off at the Visitor Centre for hot drinks and scrumptious cakes once you're finished exploring.
With our October climate ranging from clear, sunny spells to exhilarating stormy skies, expect a bit of everything!
On wet weather days our Island Spa is waiting to tempt you into its soothing indoor pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Add some extra pampering with a treatment - our therapists use ethically-sourced ila products in most of our therapies.
Whatever the weather, Tresco offers an array of coastal terrains to explore on-foot. Venture across the north coast of the island which is littered with granite outcrops boasting breath-taking views, and houses the remains of two castles ready to be discovered.
Or spend an invigorating afternoon in a sheltered spot observing the powerful, foam-capped waves rolling in off the Atlantic.
Give our Tresco Ten a try - ten family-friendly activities including searching for a secret hidden treehouse and completing a beach clean.
Among these is watching a Tresco sunset - all the better in October because they take place in time for bedtime!
There are plenty of family-friendly activities to get involved in if you're here during half term - from guided wildlife walks and rockpool rambles to pizza-making at our Ruin Beach Café, there's a lot to get stuck into.
Or if you're just looking for a peaceful retreat with lots of family time, that's OK too - we promise you'll find a beach to yourself!
Check out our October availability below, or give our friendly team a call on 01720 422849 - we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have about coming to Tresco. Don't forget to quote 'Frugi' when booking to claim your complimentary bike hire!
*Offer available on new bookings only for entrants to the Frugi x Tresco Island competition, valid for stays in weekly rental cottages with arrival dates between 1st October 2019 and 31st October 2019 only. Bookings must be made by phone or online quoting voucher code FRUGI at the point of booking. Bookings must be made before 31st August 2019. No cash alternative available.