Dec 22 2017

What’s On This Christmas Bank Holiday in Oxfordshire?

23rd December Enjoy late night shopping evenings at Bicester Village and enjoy performances while you shop from The Creation Theatre until Christmas Eve! Or enjoy Jack & The Beanstalk at the Oxford Playhouse – but hurry, tickets are selling fast for this popular pantomime! The North Wall Arts Centre will be transformed into Victorian London…

Aug 03 2017

Experience Oxfordshire Conferencing Venue Heythrop Park Resort unveils new Wedding, Banqueting and Conferencing Space.

Experience Oxfordshire Conferencing Partner, Heythrop Park Resort, has announced the launch of their all new event space: The Archery Suite. The new space is a fixed marquee able to accommodate up to 1,000 people and is ideal for banqueting, weddings and conferences all year round. The Archery Suite is fully equipped with Wi-Fi, heating, and…

Aug 01 2017

August Art

It’s the height of the summer holiday season and as flocks of visitors arrive in the city of Oxford daily soak up the history and heritage of the dreaming spires, there are also places to explore just off the beaten track in which you can find art, inspired by this history, by people and by…

Jul 31 2017

Abingdon to Oxford along the Thames Tow Path

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing”. So said the Water Rat in Kenneth Grahame’s classic book – The Wind in the Willows. Well I’d like to add to that. Walking beside a beautiful river is a…

Jun 30 2017

Experience Oxfordshire appoints Joanna Simons as new Chair of Board

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation for the County, has announced the appointment of Joanna Simons CBE as the new Chair of the Board of Directors, who replaces the current Chair Professor Graham Upton who has held the position for the past five years. Joanna Simons brings a wealth of experience to the Experience Oxfordshire…

Jun 28 2017

Experience Alice’s Wonderland

Alice’s Day is coming to Oxford for another year on Saturday the 1st of July, to celebrate the well-loved tales of Alice in Wonderland. Across the city businesses open their doors for a variety of fantastically whimsical events and activities for adventure lovers big and small. Read below to see how you can take yourself…

Jun 19 2017

9 ways to Potter in Harry’s footsteps through Oxfordshire

Nearly 20 years ago J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone cast a spell over thousands of children and adults across the world with its magical tale of wizardry. To celebrate this special anniversary of the first ever Harry Potter book, we have put together 9 things all Harry Potter fans can do in…

Jun 15 2017

Dad’s Day Out: 8 great things to do with your Dad in Oxfordshire this Father’s Day

For immediate release: 15/06/17 Dad’s Day Out: 8 great things to do with your Dad in Oxfordshire this Father’s Day With Father’s Day coming, we’ve compiled a list of places to go and fun things to do to give all Dads a great day out this weekend. https://www.experienceoxfordshire.org/dads-day-out/ 1. Explore the vintage cars at Cogges…

Jun 12 2017

Dad’s Day Out

Wondering what to do with your Dad this Father’s Day weekend (18th June) to show him what a star Dad he is?! Look no further, we’ve got loads of wonderful things to do that will delight any Dad. Kick your weekend off at Cogges Manor Farm on Sunday the 18th; they’ve got classic cars, motorbikes…

Jun 03 2017

Top 8 Free Things to do in Oxfordshire

1. Wander around our beautiful parks and woodlands Oxfordshire is abundant with beautiful parks that are free to the general public, and offer a great place to go and relax on a sunny afternoon, take a romantic stroll with a loved one, or keep the kids occupied for a few hours! In Oxford city centre and…

Apr 20 2017

Top 10 Private Dining Venues in Oxfordshire

For something a little more special, explore one of the many excellent private dining venues in Oxfordshire. The Ashmolean Museum The Ashmolean Museum has multiple venues available to cater for different private dining occasions. Small, intimate and elegant dinners can be organised in The Boardroom. A larger venue option is the Ashmolean Dining room, which…

Apr 11 2017

Top 10 Visitor Questions

At the Oxford Visitor Information Centre we receive a wide range of people with an equally wide range of questions. Here are our top frequently asked questions to prepare you for your next visit. Where is Oxford University and how can we visit it? The University of Oxford, to give it its proper name, is…

Apr 03 2017

Experience Oxfordshire launches new Visitor and Partner websites

Experience Oxfordshire has unveiled two new websites. This substantial investment has delivered two completely revised websites that feature a new design, content and user friendly navigation. The new visitor website aims to inspire and inform prospective visitors about all there is to see and do in the county. New features include the option to save…

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 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….

Jan 25 2017

A Journey Through Broad Street

For our second blog of the year, we thought it only right to start off exactly where our story began – on the beautiful, historical Broad Street. Home to two University colleges, the Sheldonian theatre, the original Blackwell’s bookstore, the first ever Oxfam shop, and us! Experience Oxfordshire; Broad Street is a little gem just…