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 Braintree

Big Match, Big Cause

Sunday 27th May 2018 Leyton Orient’s Errol McKellar Arranging Another Charity Match! On May the 27 at Brisbane Road will take place another charity game in aid of Prostate Cancer UK- the match isn’t just for charity but for a fun event too. Martin Ling’s Team of professional footballers from all of the London Clubs up against  Continue Reading »

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Welcome to Braintree, Essex. This Essex town is just waiting to be discovered. With George Yard and Freeport all situated in Braintree, you can shop til you drop!

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Shopping in Braintree

When it comes to keeping yourself and the family entertained in and around the Braintree, Essex area then look no further than things to do in Braintree. The webs foremost website on all things to do in Braintree! On our site you will find all things local in one place. If you are looking for a place to go and grab a bite to eat, some shops, a builder, a plumber or even perhaps an estate agent because you are looking to move into the area then we are on hand to help. If you are visiting Braintree and want to know what’s on then check out the events page or if you need somewhere to stay whilst in town then visit the accommodation page.

Days out in Braintree

Braintree in Essex has loads of great things to do and activities that are perfect for days out for all the family. We at Things to do in Braintree are always looking for new places, activities and businesses to add to our site to ensure that all our customers have everything they need when searching our site. There truly is something for everyone on our directory whether you are looking for driving lessons, a new house or just a cinema to take in a movie. If you would like to appear on our site then please feel free to call or email and we will get you added to the site