What is NeverBeBored.co.uk?

NeverBeBored is the place to go for great ideas when you find yourself thinking any of the following:

  • We're visiting somewhere for the day, what could we do when we get there?
  • I need a great hotel or B 'n' B for a weekend away
  • So we're in a lovely cottage - what now? All we have are these six year old leaflets left by the owner...
  • Having lived here for 10 years - is there anything we haven't visited or experienced?
  • Mmmm, I'm hungry, where should we grab a bite to eat?

We've designed a smart, simple and interesting website to help answer the above questions 24/7 for anywhere in Great Britain. Best of all it works really well with the latest generation of mobiles so the site is easily accessible on the go.

Family enjoying time on the beach

Why was it created?

We looked at what was out there on the web and couldn't find a source of information on places in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that met our following criteria:

  • Easy to use and attractive to look at - no information/ad overload here thank you very much
  • Consistent coverage (lots of great individual sites for places exist but not nationwide)
  • Quality content
  • A (really) simple way for people to share their favourite places, eateries, places to stay overnight etc
  • A cost-effective way for local businesses to reach and attract new customers
  • Perfect for mobile devices - phones, tablets, netbooks

How does it work?

You type in where are you, where you plan to go, or perhaps where you're thinking of going (it'll accept names of towns, cities, villages or postcodes). It then returns the nearest guide to that specific location - with over 800 places in our database it won't be far. That's it! Nobody reads instruction manuals so we made things so simple it doesn't need one :-)

Each place has its own content page - complete with the following sections: visit, eat and drink, watch, listen and nights out, sports and leisure, stay (e.g. hotels) and shop and treat yourself (think spas and shopping centres). Choose whatever takes your fancy then:

  • Find out more by visting their website or calling them (e.g. to make a booking or reservation)
  • Get directions (be it public transport, walking or driving)
  • Find possible alternatives you might also like
  • Rate places you've been to (to help others make informed decisions in the future)
  • Add your suggestions to the site - there are so many great things to do that most people aren't aware of

Pages for towns and cities also have a range of really useful content such as photos of the area, annual events, interesting trivia and the all-important weather forecast. We have tried really hard to make NeverBeBored.co.uk the kind of website that's fun to browse and explore.

Everything you need under one roof

One of our key objectives is to provide details of everything a person would need when planning any kind of outing/holiday. Our experience has been that you often have to visit 2 or 3 different sites to make all your arrangements. By having 7 extensive categories we hope that our users won't have to look anywhere else to make their plans. To aid this, we are constantly adding to each of the 7 categories in order to provide the best choices and opportunities possible.

Because we insist on the highest level of content throughout the site, we hope to become the definitive source of reliable, quality information for every town and city in the UK. Wherever it is a person is going, we want them to know that at NeverBeBored they will get the best information possible. So, whether looking for something to do in St Ives or Aberdeen, we hope NeverBeBored will become people's first port of call.

User interaction

One of the most fun and exciting aspects of the site is the option to add your own favourite place. You fill out a simple form that takes no more than 30 seconds, we verify the suggestion and if it's somewhere we'd recommend ourselves we add it to the site. By having this feature we allow users to play an integral role in the development of the site and help create a community where people are keen to and enjoy sharing their own recommendations. A bit like a big pub really!

We hope this has explained what we at NeverBeBored are all about. If you do still have any questions feel free to contact us


Big thanks to the following:

  • Everyone who has contributed suggestions so far - keep them coming!
  • The various photographers who made their great shots available to all via a Creative Commons license (see individual photos for who took each one) - we salute you
  • Google Docs - proved to be brilliant tool for collaborative working - e.g. it actually works
  • Postcode validation script - courtesy of John Gardner
  • Creative Commons - for various public domain images (example logo and camera for business preview pages)

 Did you know?

Edinburgh Castle is the most visited attraction in the UK (outside of London).

 Did you know?

Every year the Royal Family generate over half a billion pounds for tourism. Thank you ma'am.

Surprise me!

Why not watch 'Yes Man' starring Jim Carey then - choose a random location to visit? Become a 'Yes' person today - it could change your life! Err, no promises though.

Did you know?

Nearly a third of people opting for a staycation say that cutting out the hassle of going to the airport is a key reason for their decision.