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5th March 2018
Is it really spring?

Last week we had the worst snow in the UK for years, and it was supposed to be the start of Spring! Now it's all thawing and hopefully that's it for winter and the sun will start to warm things up again. So it will soon be time to keep the kids entertained over Easter and we're here to help you find fun and free things to do for all the family.

1st December 2017
Brrr... it's getting cold outside!

Winter is here again and it seems like it may be a cold one this year. So if you're in need of some warm, inviting and fun indoor entertainment for your family and friends, then check out all the great places we have to offer on Never Be Bored.

1st October 2017
Autumn leaves are falling again!

The summer is over, the kids are back at school, the nights are closing in and the autumn colours are here again. It's time to get those winter clothes out and wrap up warm when venturing outdoors. But there's still plenty of things to do and Never Be Bored is the ideal place to look for inspiration and places to go with family and friends.

5th June 2017
Here comes the summer!

At last the days are getting warm and sunny, the nights are getting lighter and the summer is here again. Soon the kids will be on holiday and the task of keeping the little darlings entertained begins for families across the UK. Wherever you are then check out Never Be Bored for hundreds of suggestions for fun days out and great things to do in your local area, many of which are completely free!


Welcome 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!

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