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 Bury St Edmunds

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Things to do in Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds, located in Suffolk is home to some astonishing landscape and wildlife, filled with historical monuments such as St Edmunds bury Cathedral and ‘The Abbey’. This makes Bury St Edmunds a great place to visit for educational visits or wildlife walks and treks. However if this is not your sort of thing then the town has much more to offer for people of all ages such as roller skating rinks, Hovercraft rides, Theatres and cinema’s, Museums, Hot air balloon rides and so much more. You will struggle to not find anything to do in Bury St Edmunds for you or the family.

Bury St Edmunds Shopping

Shopping in Bury St Edmunds is an absolute delight with such a diverse range of stores to visit with a huge array of different stock to browse, there will never be a dull moment, not for you or your family. Of course the town offers you all of the usual shops that you expect to see down your local high street but it’s the smaller businesses that thrive down the side streets of Bury St Edmunds that have the really peculiar and extraordinary items that you wouldn’t have seen before. You just never know what you are going to find in some of these boutiques and there are plenty to explore, ranging from flower shops and toy shops to clothing and furniture stores.

Eating Out

Here in Bury St Edmunds, you’ll be overwhelmed with choices when it comes to finding places to eat out… No matter who you are or where you’re from, you’ll be guaranteed satisfaction! From your tasty Indian, Italian, Noodle bar to your tradition Fish and Chips, the list of delicious places to eat is simply endless. Also to offer are many usual cuisines, unique cafes and for you more exotic eaters a range of scrumptious seafood! Whether you’re going out as a couple, a family or taking someone you love out for a special treat, Bury St Edmunds will almost guarantee you satisfactory. Of course if you’d rather enjoy a meal at home, offered to you here, are again another huge range of delicious foods you can takeaway… you’ll be so spoilt for choice as the list is just endless!