We originally owned a petting zoo in Clacton between 2009 and 2015. The ‘Things to do in’ idea came about when I asked all customers who attended how they heard about it as we wanted to know which form of advertising was working the best. I found that customers had seen the board outside, previously attended the zoo, were local residents or the zoo had been recommended to customers. Over the years, the majority of customers said they had found it on the internet.

The Zoo monitored this feedback for three years! During this time we tried local radio adverts and maps around the town but neither of these options seemed to work.

At the beginning of 2014 we started asking all customers who said they have found the zoo via the internet if they could remember their search terms and to our surprise, around 90% of customers would say they typed in ‘things to do in Clacton’. We decided to investigate. When I did this for myself, I found that we were on Google and TripAdvisor under the categories of days out or children’s activities.

There wasn’t a ‘things to do in Clacton’ website so I thought it was a fantastic idea and we decided to buy the domain which then led to branching out to multiple locations across the UK.

The original idea was to start out as an attraction based business however due to rapid success, Things to do in has evolved into an online business advertising directory with the main reason being they had over one hundred and thirty page one Google search terms just in Clacton alone!

Things to do in want to offer customers a one stop shop for online advertising at a very affordable rate as well as a link to their website, a purpose built microsite including a Google map and regular updates of businesses on Things to do in social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter.

Apart from having thousands of businesses on Things to do in, we also have thousands of unique visitors per week to the sites. My whole team believe it’s a win win situation!

Whats on in Peterborough

What’s on in Peterborough

What’s on in Peterborough There is always plenty going on in and around the Peterborough area and Things To Do In Peterborough are here to try and help you find it all. Browse through our categories and take a look at our home page to help you on your way of finding what you can  Continue Reading »

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Things To Do In Peterborough

Peterborough is well known for its heritage sites, and has many historic attractions that draw visitors to the city. It is also billed as one of the fastest growing cities in the UK, with regeneration programmes bringing in new and exciting projects to its parklands, waterways and beautiful open spaces. There are shops, leisure facilities, and outdoor attractions a-plenty in Peterborough offering families, couples and visitors of all age plenty of things to do in Peterborough on a fun-packed day out. Below are just some of the great things you’ll find to do in this historical city. If you are looking for a specific type of activity, business, or service, just jump straight to the category of your choice! Check out some of our categories on Things To Do In Peterborough to help you find what your looking for. As well as having fantastic credentials for heritage and history, Peterborough also boasts a vibrant cultural calendar from a range of venues throughout the city.  Heritage sites, museums, theatres and parks are all places where you can catch comedy, art, performance, and music events all year round.

Peterborough is the place for outdoor fun. It is a city blessed with beautiful countryside, and you are never far from an open space, or outdoor activity. There are loads of family-friendly attractions in the Fens, Nene Valley, and John Clare Country to explore, both on land and on water. To find the attractions listed on Things To Do In Peterborough then check out the 'Attraction' category - Click Here. Whether you like to spectate or take part, There is plenty for sports fans to do in Peterborough out in the open, or in one of the many sports or leisure centres! Kayaking, go-karting, football, cricket, athletics, ice hockey, speedway, swimming… the gorgeous countryside has made this the place to go for a round of golf of course, and the waterways attract a wide-range of watersports and fishing enthusiasts too. To find out about all of our sports pages then just Click Here

Great Shopping In Peterborough

As you’d expect from any large city there is an excellent opportunity for shopping! Peterborough has a spectacular shopping centre and arcade, retail centres and a city market – showcasing a great mix of big brand stores, cute boutiques, independent retailers. There are dedicated late night shopping opportunities too – a shop-a-holics paradise! To find all of the businesses associated with shopping then check out our 'Shops' category - Click Here

Restaurants, Bars And Cafes In Peterborough

What city would be complete without some world-class waterholes and eateries? Peterborough caters for a diverse audience in its many restaurants, cafes and take-aways, and there are plenty of pubs and bars to choose from too. Just what you need after spending the day exploring the exciting city and want to let your hair down! Fancy something to take yourself into the early hours? Peterborough has a vibrant night-life with a wide range of clubs and music venues to choose form for an exciting night out. To find all of our places to eat then just Click Here But if your looking for the Pubs and Clubs then Click Here. The amount of different cuisines you can order right to your door is incredible! You can have Chinese food, Fish And Chips, Indian Food, Kebab, Fried Chicken all at your door in a matter of minutes.