Win a wildlife break to the Isles of Scilly

BBC Wildlife has teamed with Prestige Holidays to offer you the chance to win a fabulous four-night break for two to the Isles of Scilly.

Old Grimbsy, Tresco: the Isles of Scilly offer a wealth of beautiful landscapes

Old Grimbsy, Tresco: the Isles of Scilly offer a wealth of beautiful and unspoilt landscapes. 


The Isles of Scilly, off the south-western tip of Cornwall, were designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1975. The heathlands and mature woodlands are havens for wildlife and there is a richness of marine life in the clear waters around the islands’ coastlines.

In wildlife terms, the Scilly Isles are probably most famous for the rare migrating birds that pass over them twice a year, and most particularly in autumn when birdwatching enthusiasts can be found scrutinising every hedgerow and scanning the coast for arriving birds.


Puffins breed in the Isles of Scilly in the spring © Shutterstock


This break, arranged by Prestige Holidays, aims to make the most of this migration phenomenon and combine it with some general wildlife watching and a comfortable stay with a gourmet meal.

The lucky winner and their guest will enjoy a number of fascinating trips as part of the prize, including a wildlife tour with top ornithologist and naturalist Will Wagstaff, and a chance to appreciate the beauty of the local flora and fauna, as well as the opportunity to learn a little of the islands’ history.


Look out for grey seals on a wilderness sea safari to the outer islands © Getty


Accommodation will be in the elegant St Mary’s Hall Hotel, with its mix of traditional service and contemporary décor, and its Mediterranean gardens. Transport to the island will be by passenger ferry, although it is possible to arrange flights (see below).  


This fantastic prize includes:

  • Return ferry from Penzance to St Mary’s onboard the Scillonian III
  • Four nights with breakfast at the St Mary’s Hall Hotel, just a short stroll from the main town
  • Transfers from St Mary’s Quay to St Mary’s Hall Hotel
  • A wilderness sea safari to the outer islands to view the seabird and seal colonies
  • A morning wildlife tour with the island’s top naturalist Will Wagstaff, taking in the island’s flora and fauna
  • A day trip to Tresco with a visit to the famous Abbey Gardens
  • A meal at The Galley, voted the Isles of Scilly’s top restaurant by TripAdvisor

Not included: Travel insurance; any meals outside of those indicated above; transport to and from UK mainland departure points (Penzance, Land’s End, Newquay or Exeter); tips and gratuities



Prestige Holidays offer a varied and exciting range of special interest escorted group tours in Europe and worldwide, and an extensive range of packages closer to home in the Channel Islands and Isles of Scilly. To find out more visit, email or call 01425 480600. 


Terms and conditions

  • Read our full terms and conditions here before entering
  • The first entry with the correct answer drawn at random after the closing date will win the holiday for one winner, plus one guest aged 18 or over.
  • Only one entry per household. 
  • The holiday is subject to availability, and must start and finish within the dates specified: between 1 September and 18 October 2017, 16 March and 31 May 2018, or 1 September and 17 October 2018.
  • Winner and their guest can fly to the Isles of Scilly from the UK mainland instead of travelling via ferry but supplements will apply, payable to Prestige Holidays: fly from Land’s End (£75pp), Newquay (£130pp) or Exeter (£200pp).
  • Closing date for entries is 11.59pm on Tuesday 22 August 2017.

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