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Mar 30 2017

First Sifaka born in Great Britain makes his debut at Cotswold Wildlife Park

Cotswold Wildlife Park is celebrating the birth of one of its most iconic and rare Lemur species – the Crowned Sifaka (Propithecus coronatus). The baby male, named Yousstwo, is the first breeding success for new parents Bafana and Tahina and is the first Sifaka birth in the Park’s history. Cotswold Wildlife Park is the only…

Mar 28 2017

The colours of spring: the modern, the literary and the ancient

Image: Anna Dillon As Oxfordshire bursts forth into April and there’s colour in the hedgerows across the county, Esther Lafferty, Festival Director of Oxfordshire Artweeks, suggests some places for great art to add some spring to your step. This is the last month of The Ashmolean’s exhibition Degas to Picasso: Creating Modernism in France at…

Mar 17 2017

Experience Oxfordshire announced as finalists in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence

VisitEngland, the national tourist board has announced the finalists for the Awards for Excellence 2017 with Experience Oxfordshire named as a finalist. The winners of this prestigious accolade will be announced at the Awards ceremony on Monday 24 April at the Hilton Waldorf, London. Working collaboratively with industry, VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence celebrate the best…

Mar 16 2017

Easter fun at the River & Rowing Museum!

Goats, chicks and rabbits take over the River & Rowing Museum this Easter holidays..! The Museum will be running a host of family friendly activities for all ages this Easter, including a daily Easter Egg Hunt around the galleries will run from 3rd to 21st April. Whether aged 2 or 92, visitors are invited to…

Mar 14 2017

Experience Oxfordshire further strengthens its Board of Directors with the appointment of Christopher Wigg and Dominic Hare

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation for the county, has announced the appointment of Christopher Wigg and Dominic Hare to its Board of Directors. Dominic Hare, recently appointed as Chief Executive Officer at Blenheim Palace, has a long working background at the Palace, and has great experience of working with businesses across Oxfordshire and beyond….

Mar 13 2017

NEW ADVENTURE PLAY PARK AT STONOR OPEN MARCH 2017

William and Ailsa Stonor are keen to ensure that Stonor Park continues to be a destination for the whole family to enjoy, they wanted to create somewhere that is safe and engaging for the youngsters, hence the concept of the adventure Park was conceived. Timber play, the brilliant people behind the Diana, Princess of Wales,…

Mar 02 2017

Oxfordshire Welcomes Industry Experts

Experience Oxfordshire welcomed experts from across the sector to their Partner conference at the newly refurbished Jurys Inn Oxford. Nine experts joined the events with representatives from; VisitEngland, VisitBritain, UKinbound, Arts Council England, Tourism Alliance, Destination Research, Travel GBI, Stephen Spencer Associates and Ginger Juice. Speaking at the ‘Insights from the Experts’ event, they provided…

Mar 01 2017

Art in Oxfordshire this March

It’s finally spring and as new life bursts forth in the green Oxfordshire countryside, many of Oxfordshire art galleries have a focus on life and people, capturing the essence of being human in a variety of forms and media. Over in Chipping Norton, in the Theatre Gallery, discover revealing photographic portraits of many authors and…