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

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 Tendring

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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Things to do in Tendring

Tendring is a district located in the North East part of Essex, it merges the boroughs of Brightlingsea, Clacton, Harwich, Frinton, Manningtree, Walton and it just seeps into the Western border of Colchester. With Tendring sitauted on the coast this means that every year holiday makers head to this area in the Summer to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. With the flood of tourists there becomes so many things to do in Tendring. Clacton On Sea is famously known as an ideal holiday spot for couples and families with plenty of holiday parks in the area and great beaches, not to mention Clacton Pier. There is also Clacton Pavilion Fun Park which has great rides and amusements for people of all ages but there are places like this all the way down the coast with Walton having a great beach and pier. Maybe you're here for a more relaxing and chilled out time, then why not visit one of the luxurious spas for the day and get pampered or catch a show or movie in one of the many theatres and cinema's in Tendring? There are also Leisure Centres with great gym's, football pitches, badminton and tennis courts, swimming pools and basketball courts. A big thing in this area is golf, Tendring is home to many prestigious and well kept golf courses so if you fancy yourself then why not come and test your skills. The list of things to do in Tendring just keeps going and going!

Shopping In Tendring

Are you a shopaholic? Can't go anywhere without popping into a few stores and having a browse around? Then Tendring has got some lovely suprises in store for you! Each area in Tendring will have their own town section that if jam packed with both privately owned businesses and boutiques and also all of the names that you are already probably used to. Frinton On Sea is home to a lovely main street that has everything it has to offer conveniently located on the same street, you could spend all day browsing up this street popping in and out of shops. Clacton has it's own shopping village that has great parking and some lovely clothing stores, home stores, outdoor stores, shoe shops and pretty much anything else you can think of! The best part about all of the areas in Tendring to go shopping is the privately owned businesses and boutiques because you just never know what you might find in them. Come and pick yourself up some treasure by shopping in Tendring. Follow this link to take you to the Things To Do In Tendring shopping category - Click Here

Eating Out in Tendring

Tendring is absolutely chokablock with tasty places to eat, you'll never be able to get through them all. Just about every cuisine you can imagine is available throughout the District Of Tendring to eat in at restaurants, or to take out while staying in your home or holiday accommodation. If you're looking for a great place to get some tasty food then check out our 'Eating Out' category where we conveniently list all of the places you can order food from in the area. There are endless amounts of restaurants in Tendring with all different types of cuisine such as Indian food, Chinese food, Turkish food, American food etc. You name it, Tendring has got it! The amazing thing about today's world is the fact that you can almost match the diversity of food in the restaurants here as the food that takeaways can deliver to your door. So many options that you can choose from and get delivered to the comfort of your own home. That's why you should choose Things To Do In Tendring to help you decide where your going to be eating out or in.