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!

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What’s on in Brighton and Hove

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Things To Do In Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove is a beautiful place with activities, sites to see and shops for everyone! With their welcoming atmosphere and having so much to do and discover, you’ll be guaranteed to find plenty of things to do in Brighton and Hove. You and your family will be kept entertained all day long. From Brighton Pier to the Museum and Art Gallery, there’s plenty to do for all types of people of all ages. The area also offers some stunning historical sights such as the Royal Pavilion, the seaside and the Brighton Toy and Model Museum. For the kids, there's the beach of course, along with soft play areas, amusements and all their favourite fast food places. It's a great chance for some fantastic days out with the whole family. If you are looking for a less busy get away with some relaxation then you can book yourself into one of the many spas here. You can get a massage, relax in the sauna and then get some food delivered conveniently to your door. At the cinema you can catch some of the latest movies out or just head down to a bar for a few drinks and some laughs. So whether you’re looking for a fun and entertaining get away, or a calm and relaxed experience here, Brighton really does have it all!

If you’re looking to stay for more than one or two days in Brighton and Hove, there are many different beautiful choices of accommodation to choose from. Some even have swimming pools and spas within to really make the most out of your visit. Just head over to our accommodation section to see some of your options. If you would like to ask any questions then please don't hesitate to get in touch. We will do our very best to assist you.

Brighton and Hove Shopping

In Brighton and Hove, you’ll be seriously spoilt for choice when it comes to finding places to shop! With our large shopping centres and grocery stores, there’s nothing you won’t find here! You’ll find shops like; Toy shops, clothes shops, brand named shops, gift shops, travel agents, hairdressers, the list is just endless! You really won’t be disappointed with your shopping experience here in Brighton and Hove, with such variety of shops, services and entertainment, you and your family will be guaranteed satisfactory. The great thing about Brighton and Hove is the fact that there are hundreds of side streets where you can find really unusual treasures. Down these delightful little side streets you can find many boutiques and privately owned stores with stock that you don't normally find anywhere else. Check out our ‘Shops’ category and explore our variety of exciting options - don’t miss out!

Eating Out in Brighton and Hove

In Brighton you really won’t struggle to find you and your family a delicious place to eat that suits all appetites. Brighton and Hove have a kind variety of restaurants and cafes’, serving some mouth-watering meals! Whether you’re visiting Brighton and Hove on your own, with a friend, your family or as a couple, there’s something for everyone here when it comes to eating out. Not only are there different restaurants, cafes and takeaways to choose from, but also to offer are your local traditional pubs serving you scrumptious traditional dishes. Every cuisine that you can think of Brighton gives you access too. The density and diversity of food in the area is marvellous. What's even better, you can order 90% of these delicious foods straight to your door. So if getting dressed up and heading out for dinner seems like too much of a hassle grab a takeaway. Through websites like Deliveroo and Just Eat you can be enjoying amazing food from all over the world right in your front room. Please take a look at our eating out section here on Things To Do In Brighton And Hove to find some of the options that we have listed.