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25th October 2016
Halloween is here again!

As another year heads into winter the season of ghouls and ghosts starts off the festivities with bonfire night following shortly after. The days are getting shorter and the nights colder but there are still plenty of things to do in your local area both indoors and out. Make the most of all the best your area has to offer by checking out Never Be Bored for the latest suggestions.

20th March 2016
It's officially Spring - hooray!

Even though the flowers were starting to bloom mid-way through winter this year, as today is officially the start of Spring and the sun is shining then it only seems appropriate to celebrate the best season of the year. Now is the time to put away your winter clothes and look forward again to lots of sunny days and fresh air. Get yourselves outdoors and start enjoying all the great things to do in your area, wherever you are in the UK, with the help of Never Be Bored.




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NeverBeBored.co.uk is devoted to providing the very best ways to spend your free time.

Sunny weekend with the kids? Something to do with your mates on a rainy day? You've come to the right place. On holiday in an area you don't know or simply need some inspiration for a good meal out or B&B? You'll find the answer here. More about the site...

We need your help

We currently have guides for 150 towns and cities in the UK and 700 villages - all lovingly compiled by hand (see list).

But we need people to add great things to do to make the site even better.

Our aim is to be the first port of call to find interesting places to visit, eat and drink as well as sports, entertainment, leisure, shopping and places to stay.

Researcher claims increasing leisure time is good for the economy!

A recent report by researcher Juliet Schor for RESOLVE concluded that if people had more free time the net effect would be beneficial for the economy and environment.

She claims it would cut unemployment, reduce carbon emissions, and of course give people a higher quality of life.

Shor states: 'As a growing movement of downshifters attests, short hour lifestyles allow people to build stronger social connections, maintain their physical and mental health, and engage in activities that are creative and meaningful.'

Why not mention it to your boss?

Why did we make this website?

Basically we didn't like the stuff already out there on the web and thought we could do a better job. We wanted a site we'd use ourselves, with a particular emphasis on quality, useful content and simplicity. Helping people find things to do with kids and the coolest free things out there was a priority too.

We also wanted everything to be vetted manually too to stop the spurious 'reviews' that plague rival sites. We're not perfect, and don't claim to be, but the thought of helping you discover new and interesting things to do fills us a with a warm fuzzy feeling.

What will you find?

Lots and lots of great ideas for things to see and do in the UK. We've created seven unique categories to help you find all the best places and accommodation.

Visit - These are your big attractions. Museums, theme parks, art galleries, country parks, nature reserves, stately homes, gardens, zoos, beaches, basically the kind of things you'd plan a day out around. Think Alton Towers, London Eye, Legoland, Edinburgh Castle, Tate Gallery, National History Museum, Whipsnade Zoo, Sherwood Forest, Waddesdon Manor. And if it's a free attraction we tell you...because we're nice like that!

Eat and Drink - Here you'll find info on the best restaurants, bars, pubs, takeaways, picnic spots and cafes. So whether you're partial to Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Indian, Japenese or traditional English fare, we should have you covered!

Watch Listen and Nights Out - We all love to be entertained. Be it theatre, cinema, stand-up comedy, live music, ballet, opera, or a night out clubbing, we have details of hundreds of great venues and locations that will pander to your every entertainment need!

Sport and Leisure - If health and fitness is more your cup of tea we have details of gyms, leisure centres, swimming pools, aerobic classes, and a variety of specialist sport clubs such as scuba diving or bowls. For those with extreme sport leanings you'll find climbing walls, surfing schools, water sport centres, skate parks, bungee jump locations, dry ski slopes, snowboard centres, and even Zorbing! If you fancy something more sedate you'll find golf courses/clubs, cycle routes, walking guides and horse riding schools.

Shop and Treat Yourself - Definitely our most indulgent section! We'll let you know where the main shopping centres are, out of town retail parks and bargain-hunter favourite: designer outlet villages! Once you're all shopped out we'll guide you to a luxurious day spa for a well-earned massage and manicure. You'll also find details of hair and beauty salons and mobile beauty therapists.

Stay - To help you find the perfect night's sleep we have details of a wide range of accommodation including hotels, bed & breakfasts, guest houses, travel inns and hostels. So whether you're looking for 4* star luxury or budget accommodation, you should find what you're looking for!

Kids - Looking for ideas to keep the kids entertained? Look no further! We have soft play centres, farms, ten pin bowling alleys, cinemas, parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, leisure centres...more or less all the stuff we loved doing when we were kids!

Every so often we publish articles loosely related to leisure in the UK, for anyone interested. Read our latest articles »