The Festive Hitlist
Soak up the magic of an island Christmas with these suggestions for a perfect festive escape on Tresco...
Get the food in
Tresco Stores offers a fabulous Christmas pre-ordering service for everything from mince pies to meat; and cheese to champagne. Bryher's Island Fish will also deliver local crab and lobster to Tresco... After all, who says Christmas has to mean turkey?
Raise a Christmas Day glass
Join the islanders for a midday drink on Christmas Day – usually held at the New Inn, it’s a lovely opportunity to gather with the community and wish each other a merry Christmas.
Christmas Day Dips...
If you venture down to the beach on Christmas morning, you'll likely find a few hardy locals taking their traditional festive dip. Join them - or just watch on with steaming coffee in hand!
... And Boxing Day Walks
Where better to get out in the elements for a festive family walk? We love the coastal path around the rugged north end – great for wave watching. For something a little more sheltered, you could always comb the beaches along the eastern coast.
Yoga & Meditation
Christmas can be a busy time, but on Tresco, there's just time to be... Truly relax into your magical island Christmas with a candlelit yoga session in the Flying Boat Studio
Christmas shopping – Tresco style!
Tresco Stores opens for a few hours on Christmas Eve – grab a trolley and a glass of sherry (provided!) as you find any last-minute festive eats. Gallery Tresco often opens too, great for gifting.
Count the flowers in the Abbey Garden
You’ll find more plants in bloom in our little subtropical corner of the country than anywhere else in the UK during winter. Head to the Abbey Garden for a taste of exotica – we’ll sometimes hold a New Year’s Day flower count too!
Relax amidst the preparations
Switch off at Tresco Island Spa with a calming treatment amongst your Christmas Day prep. An island Christmas is typically less stressful than the usual mainland affair, and with some carefully coordinated time-out, it can be positively blissful!