Things to do in Broadstairs in 2017

With 2017 well under way many more people including us are looking forward to a holiday in Broadstairs this year. Whether you have already booked up or not we hope the below list proves useful to you when deciding whether to visit Broadstairs and what you can do whilst you are in the beautiful Kent beach holiday town.


BROADSTAIRS DICKENS FESTIVAL.  Sat 17th – Friday 23 June 2017 check website:

FOLK WEEK  – 12th August 2017 – Very popular but you do need to like music to stay in Broadstairs that week.  It is very busy but good fun!  Information:

BROADSTAIRS FOOD FESTIVAL – is a wonderful event for foodies now taking place twice a year; 15-17 April 2017 and 29th Sept – 1 Oct


CRAMPTON MUSEUM BROADSTAIRS       Small museum with toys, model railways and some local history.

DICKENS HOUSE MUSEUM  celebrates Charles Dickens

BROADSTAIRS PAVILLION has regular live music events which is worth a look, especially as it is only a short walk from the apartment

BROADSTAIRS PALACE CINEMA is worth a visit just to experience this intimate, unique cinema and they have a regular changing programme of the latest films

BROADSTAIRS FIREWORKS – there is usually a weekly display down on the beach throughout July and August so keep and eye out for the 2017 programme when it is released

THE TURNER CENTRE – Some very interesting Art – must say we appreciate art more since our many visit here. Café there.

SURF SCHOOL – lessons and hire for children and adults

DREAMLANDThe recently renovated Dreamland in Margate has many ‘special events’ as well as the rides.  Worth looking at their website: to see what is on offer.

VIKING BAY – REGULARS – punch & judy, bouncy castle, trampoline and carrousel to give the kids the real beach experience.

LILLIPORT MINI GOLF  BROADSTAIRS –  Spend a pleasant time enjoying a game of crazy golf and enjoy a culpa and a snack.

BROADSTAIRS BANDSTAND is situated in the beautiful Victoria Gardens up the top of Viking Bay beach front and offer a regular programme of live music throughout the summer. We always enjoy it weather we decide to stop by for a cup of tea or a snack and sit and listen or simply enjoy the great British seaside town ambience it creates.


You will not go hungry there is such a wonderful array of restaurants and cafes in Broadstairs, we often pay a visit to these ones at least once!

THE ROYAL ALBION is great for anything from a beer/coffee, to a full 3 course meal.  No need to book – just pop in.  Lots of tables inside and out – Overlooking the sea!

POSILLIPO PIZZERIA – If you love good food and a restaurant with a buzz this could be the place for you, again overlooking the sea.  You do need to book.

PREZZO – Again overlooking sea – good food, good service and child friendly. Need to book.  Tables inside and outside.

Lots of fish and chips shops – some you can sit in and have a cuppa at the same time.

NEW VENTURE:  ‘Fish and beer ‘  open    Wed 5pm-10pm       Thurs/Fri 6pm -11pm Sat 3pm – 12am

CHARLES DICKENS  PUB also does food overlooking the sea.

MORELLI’S  GELATO – the first Morella’s ice cream parlour in the UK was opened by Mario on the seafront in Broadstairs in 1932 – still very popular.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT:  Only open on Saturday but the Mad Hatter Tea Room in Margate is worth a visit if only for its eccentricity!  Cake is delicious and you can have it with tea or champagne!

If you have not yet booked your self catering holiday in Broadstairs and would like to know more about our lovely Broadstair holiday rental please do check our rates and availability here – Rates & Availability and feel free to get in touch Contact Us