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!

What’s on in Potters Bar


ABOUT THE EVENT The Bands You’ll Expect To See Here: ESKALATORS, LOVE DISTRACTION – HUMAN LEAGUE TRIBUTE BAND, BARNYARD JUNKIES, CLINT HENDERSON & FRIENDS We have many different drinks available such as: 25 REAL ALES, 8 CIDERS, BUD BAR, PIMMS TENT, SOFT DRINKS BEER TOKENS 6 FOR £12, 14 FOR £24 Stalls And Entertainment Available: ICE CREAM  Continue Reading »

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Antique Fair & Car Boot Sale – Potters Bar

Don’t miss your place if you’re a car booter or you deal in antiques or collectables! Another new event that will be starting on Sunday March 1st is our Antique Fair and Car-boot sale which we hope will be well supported by the locals and our existing customers as we will be working in conjunction  Continue Reading »

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What’s on in Potters Bar

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Things To Do In Potters Bar

Potters Bar is a town in Hertfordshire which is located just 13 miles north of London. It is part of the London commuter belt since the arrival of the Great Northern Railway. The town dates all the way back to the 13th century and has a population of around 25,000. If you are visiting then you are probably going to be looking for some fun things to do in Potters Bar. Lucky for you, we have taken all of the work out of finding businesses in the area for you. Check out some of the categories that relate to things you want to find. There is plenty of fun things to do with the kids such as soft play areas, parks, the leisure centre and lots more. So traveling with the family is no problem at all.

Our website is also very handy if you live in the Potters Bar area and are looking for any services. We list plumbers, electricians, builders and anyone else who has a business or provides a service. Having a convenient list of companies in the area you are can save you lots of time. The pages we build for our clients has all of their contact details so you can get in touch easily. You can also see their exact location at the bottom of their pages. Get the most out of the area by using Things To Do In Potters Bar.

Potters Bar Shopping

Out for a bit of retail therapy? Potters Bar is home to an array of different shops and boutiques where you can get your fill. You will find antique shops, furniture stores, clothes shops and everything in between. There are also many little privately owned boutiques that you will find down some of the side streets which hold many treasures and trinkets which you wont find anywhere else. Of course you will find all the mainstream stores down the high street. But it's always a great option to support the privately owned businesses wherever you go. It doesn't matter if you need a new bed or a whole new wardrobe worth of clothes, you'll find what you need here. We bet that there is plenty of shops around here that even you don't know about. Take a little browse through our shopping category to see what we have got for you. You will find all of their contact details and even a map at the bottom of their page which shows you their exact location.

Eating Out In Potters Bar

Whether you are looking to eat out or get food delivered to your door, Potters Bar has some absolutely delightful places to eat. There is a huge array of different cuisines and flavours for you to try. You will find Indian restaurants, Chinese restaurants, Italian cuisine, Turkish Meze and so much more. The fact that you can get all of these types of food delivered right to your front door is heavenly. Taste the flavours of the world without leaving your front room. You will of course find many local cafes and diners too. In most of the cafes you will be able to get a refreshing hot drink and some nice sweet treats. They make for the perfect place to have a catch up with friends, have a business meeting or to just catch up on some reading. So whether you are looking for some delicious seafood or a hearty steak, we have got you covered. Remember that if you are planning on cooking for yourselves and are looking for a grocery store etc then check out our shopping category and not eating out. You will find a map at the bottom of their pages which shows you their location.