How ‘Things To Do In’ came about which led on to ‘Things To Do In Suffolk’

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 Suffolk

What’s on in Suffolk

What’s On In Suffolk Are you looking for some entertainment, maybe a show to watch? Or maybe you are just looking for a great day out with the whole family, Suffolk has plenty of theatres, Cinemas, theme parks and amusements so you won’t ever be bored! Take a look around our site and find all  Continue Reading »

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Things to do in Suffolk

You will never be short of things to do in Suffolk, that's for sure! Not only is Suffolk on the South East coast of England so you always have access to a lovely sandy beach but Suffolk is also home to some great theme parks, water parks and amusements which are all perfect for a great family day out. Some of the most beautiful hotels in the whole of South East England are right here in Suffolk with some of the best facilities like swimming pools, gyms, play areas and restaurants. So if your looking to visit Suffolk, make sure you take a look around this site and find all the things that you can do, where you can eat, where you can stay and where you can go for a tipple after a long day. Be sure to visit Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds for great night life and a busy town for shopping.

Suffolk Shopping

Suffolk holds some great towns for shopping, the biggest probably being Ipswich or Bury St Edmunds which offer all of the shops that you could even need to have a full day of shopping. Obviously they have plenty of places to get refreshments and snacks to help you through your day. Although Suffolk has all of the mainstream shops that you expect to find in most places these days, it also has lots of little privately owned stores and boutiques that offer some products that you won't find anywhere else. Quite often you will find a store that you would never normally expect to have anything of your taste in but come out with a hidden treasure, so be sure to always check down the side streets of the main town, you never know what you will find.

Eating Out in Suffolk

If you love your food then you have come to the right place, check out our Eating Out page to find some mouth watering menus at some truly divine restaurants, takeaways, diners and cafes throughout Suffolk. We have restaurants that are situated on boats that sail down rivers while you eat your meals. If your staying in the area or you live in Suffolk and your looking to switch it up and get a takeaway that your really going to enjoy then why not look at our takeaway section where you will find the best that Suffolk has to offer. Doesn't matter what cuisine your looking for, they have it all, Chinese, Indian, Turkish and Meze, Thai, kebabs and burgers and Chicken! I'm sure you'll find the place to eat that you've been searching for. Enjoy your meal.