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Easter holidays 2016 in Broadstairs

Those of you thinking about what to do with the family this Easter might like to know about what will be happening in the lovely little English seaside town of Broadstairs. We do like to keep you up to date with our local events etc – particularly if you’re thinking about booking a stay in one of our Broadstairs Holiday Lets – to help you plan the perfect holiday!

Broadstairs Food Festival Spring Fair

The Easter weekend is when lots of local attractions and activities get going again having had some time off over the winter. Joss Bay Surf School and the guided Broadstairs Town Walks, for example, both start up at Easter. Crampton Tower Museum opens from March through till October. The kiddies funfair on Viking Bay beach, with the trampolines,gondola swings, mini roundabout and helter skelter likewise.


It’s not like Broadstairs goes to sleep during the winter, that’s not the case at all, our great restaurants, bars and shops stay open year round, but for holidaymakers there is no question that there’s more going on from Easter onwards.

The big Easter event in town is the Broadstairs Food Festival Spring Fair in Pierremont Park which takes place all over the bank holiday and attracts visitors from all over the South East and further afield. Lovers of delicious Kentish produce are in for a treat with the area of the park around historic Pierremont Hall packed with stallholders offering yummy goodies – from artisanal marshmallows, organic fruit juices and cider, baked goods, craft beers and real ales, hot food, fancy cakes, meat including game and more…little ones will love the Easter Bonnet Competition too!

Every year there are usually a few new local shops opening up too. This year holidaymakers venturing along Charlotte Street will discover the new Angel Rooms store. The Angel Rooms opened last year in a small shop on Eldon Place, The Parade, along from Ciapinni’s Ice Cream Parlour. Now they’ve taken on a much larger unit, next door to Arrowsmiths and facing the Thirty Nine Steps Alehouse, the bigger windows really show off their wares – all white and fluffy and pretty and girly, crystals and fairies and all things uplifting and angelic are to be found here!

On the High Street you will notice that Ashley the jewellers have also moved further down the High Street and into larger premises – where again they are able to present a more enticing window display of all the shining pretty things they sell. Their old shop has been taken on by the guys from Joss Bay who have turned it into a very cool looking festival office for the Joss Bay Wheels and Fins Festival (which takes place each September) with big leather sofas and lots of information about the festival on display.

You’ll find the above and likely a few more new shop openings in town by the time Easter gets here, quite a few other units are planned to be open between then and now.

The Town Team volunteers have also been busy over the winter, if you find yourself up at the train station you’ll find a rather striking new sign has been erected (unveiled 13th Feb) with lots of great information you might not have known before about the town as well as work by local artists.  We are lucky to have such an active and busy community group who do so much to benefit the town and a welcome sign by the station is a nice new touch which we know a lot of people have worked hard to make happen.

In the near area – the Powell Cotton Museum will be holding their popular “We Love Vintage” Fair over Easter. The Ramsgate Tunnels will reopen as will Dreamland Margate.

So there’s lots going on and no excuse not to get yourself and your family down here for some fresh sea air and the Easter holidays you all deserve. Check availability of our holiday lets in Broadstairs now using the form on our homepage

You’ll find even more information to help you plan your time here on the Visit Thanet website – Broadstairs and our near neighbours of Margate and Ramsgate are all located within a few miles of each other on the Kent coastal area known as the Isle of Thanet.

We hope to see you here soon!