Acrobatic team to perform at Broadstairs Water Gala

Broadstairs Water Gala (photo by Broadstairs Water Gala)

The London Chinese Acrobatic team will be performing at this year’s Broadstairs Water Gala on Wednesday July 31. 

They will be putting on two displays on the bandstand area during the afternoon. 

The day of free family entertainment will also include the Lillyputt Teddy Bears picnic, traditional beach games and competitions, water activities, all day bandstand entertainment featuring balloon modelling tricks, night time music and dancing with the band Ozzie and the Uglies.

Head to the beach for fun on the sands with games and water activities, create amazing sandcastles and sculptures, discover sea life in the rock-pools and along the seashore, crabbing competition, Millers & Sweeps battle on the water and watch Punch & Judy There will be a best dressed beach hut competition for Viking and Stone Bay. The theme this year is Bygone Holidays. Entrants must register.

Craft and trade stalls will also be on offer along the promenade and there will be a fun fair.

The firework display over the beach at 9.45pm will go ahead.


All day Face painting at the bandstand.

Walkabout characters along the promenade.

Sea Shanties from the Shipwright Shanty Crew performances along the promenade and jetty.

9 am Teddy Bears Picnic at Lillyputt Mini Golf

9.30 am Thanet Coast Project , Scavenger Hunt, Labyrinth & Beach Art Challenge , meet outside the Harbour Masters office on the jetty.

Crabbing Competition. Registration from 9.30 am at the desk on the jetty by the Boathouse.
Bring your own crabbing equipment or you can buy it from the boathouse.

10 am onwards Kent Surf school try out stand up paddleboard sessions, be sure to book in early at the Surf School on the beach.

Age limit is 8 years and all participants must be competent swimmers.

11 am onwards Beach Games
– just turn up on the beach and see the Active Thanet staff to take part.

11 am,1 pm, & 4 pm Magic Balloon and Children’s shows at the bandstand . -1pm and 3pm Seaside Story telling/ Arts and Crafts with a Viking theme with Roisin Murray on the beach Dickensian Beach Party next to the Surf School

11.30 approx we are expecting the RNLI Lifeboats to come in at the jetty for you to visit on board. Please note this is subject to them not being called out to operational duties.

Noon and 3 pm the London Chinese Acrobatic Team will be appearing at the Bandstand area, this really is must see- not to be missed show.

Noon, 2.30 & 4.30 De Witts Punch & Judy the children’s favourite – on the beach, look for the tent towards the Pavilion end of the beach.

12.30 King Neptune arrives by sea, go down to the shoreline to help the Kent Surf School encourage Neptune in.

2.30 approx Millers & Sweeps do battle in the bay, however to ensure that we look after our bathing water they won’t be hurling flour & soot instead they will be drenching each other with water!
3.30 Sandcastle/ sculpture competition starts- the theme this year is the Vikings.

Sandcastles/ sculptures to be judged must be within the marked out area at the jetty area of the beach by the Lifeboat building. You will have 90 minutes to perfect your entry and judging will be by the Margate Carnival Queen and her Court.

3.00 Best decorated beach hut judging in Viking Bay – The theme this year is the Vikings All entries must be registered by noon at the Visitor Information Kiosk on the promenade by the Royal Albion Hotel to make sure they are not missed by the judges.

Judging will be by the Mayor of Broadstairs & St Peters

8.00 Free bandstand music with Ozzie and the Uglies guaranteed to get you up and dancing !!

Fantastic firework finale over the bay from Phoenix Fireworks. (fireworks are weather permitting and timings may vary – but are scheduled to be 9.45 pm.)


*Funfair on the green runs 10 am to 10.30 pm.

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1 Comment

  1. Why let the actions of some undisciplined misbehaved louts and hooligans spoil the firework displays? Too often do such people spoil enjoyment for the rest of us, and I think it’s ridiculous and stupid to give in to the minority. A lot of people look forward to seeing the fire works, it’s a tradition and part of the summer holidays that bring holidaymakers to Thanet, which is obviously a good thing.

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