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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Things to do in Kelvedon

Kelvedon is a small but stunning village and civil parish in the Braintree District of Essex with a population of 4717. With the pleasant atmosphere and friendly citizens, you’ll be sure to feel at home, comfortable and welcome here in this village. Kelvedon have many clubs and pubs that host some of the most enjoyable evenings for any event or celebration. If you’re looking for a chilled weekend away, or somewhere just to enjoy the views, you’ve come to the right place! Come down to Kelvedon to relax and enjoy your experience at a peaceful pace.

Kelvedon Shopping

In Kelvedon, you’ll be seriously spoilt for choice when it comes to finding places to shop! From your Antiques shop to Estate Agents- Basildon really does have it all. You’ll find shops like; Toy shops, clothes shops, brand named shops, gift shops, travel agents, hairdressers, the list is just endless! If you’re looking to stay in this friendly town, Kelvedon offer accommodation along with some homely bed and breakfasts, so don’t forget to check out our accommodation category to find out more. You really won’t be disappointed with your shopping experience here in Kelvedon, with such variety of shops, services and entertainment, you’ll be guaranteed satisfactory.

Eating Out in Kelvedon

In this village you really won’t struggle to find you and your family a delicious place to eat that suits all appetites. Kelvedon have a kind variety of restaurants and cafes’, serving some mouth-watering meals! Whether you’re visiting Kelvedon on your own, with a friend or family or as a couple, there’s something for everyone here when it comes eating out. Not only are there different restaurants, cafes and takeaways to choose from, but also to offer are your local tradition pub serving your scrumptious traditional dishes. Take a visit onto our ‘Eating Out’ category for more information… don’t miss out!