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What family holidays are all about

Simple pleasures; time spent together; the best days of your life. The Isles of Scilly are a reminder of what family holidays are all about.  An outstandingly beautiful and unspoilt cluster of islands, Scilly lies just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall. Explore all of the five very different inhabited islands, St Mary’s, Tresco, St Martin’s, Bryher and St Agnes, each with white sandy beaches, breathtaking nature and a climate so mild you’ll hardly believe you’re still in Britain. On arrival, your family will know they’ve discovered somewhere very special.

Scilly is truly the perfect place for families to wind back the clock to a more carefree lifestyle. From traffic-free bike rides to rockpooling around turquoise lagoons, there is a genuine sense of freedom and innocence to Scilly long lost to many other parts of the UK.  A family holiday on Scilly will create memories that children will treasure for the rest of their lives. After all, staying on an island is exciting in itself. Add the adventure of the plane ride, boat trips to other islands, tales of Arthurian legends and days collecting shells on idyllic beaches, and they’ll love every minute of their time here. With year-round flights from Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly are great for off-peak breaks as well as summer holidays.

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Award-winning family destination

The Isles of Scilly were awarded the coveted Best Domestic Destination for Families award at this year's Family Traveller Awards. The Awards were all about celebrating the cream of the crop in the family travel industry, and the Isles of Scilly were chosen by 26,000 Family Traveller readers and a panel of expert judges as the best place in the UK to holiday with kids.

The prize

One family will win a luxury one-week break on the private island of Tresco. Stay in a contemporary New England-style beachfront Flying Boat Cottage, sleeping six people in three bedrooms, on a self-catering basis, from 31 March-7 April 2016 for two adults and up to four children (under 18) As part of this wonderful Tresco Island experience, the prize also includes: access to the Flying Boat Spa and complimentary entrance to the world-famous Abbey Garden plus boat transfers from St Mary’s to Tresco Island. Return flights from Land’s End Airport are also included: in just 15 minutes, you’ll be whisked from the Cornish coast across to this stunning archipelago on a Skybus plane, courtesy of Isles of Scilly Travel

During your week’s stay, explore the five different inhabited islands, each with their own magical Scilly treasures and spectacular wildlife. To discover more about the islands and why Scilly is the best UK destination for families, go to visitislesofscilly.com

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Competition closes midnight on 31st December