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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…

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…

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…

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….

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,…

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…

Cogges first ever artist in residence exhibition

Cogges Manor Farm, Witney present their first ever Artist in Residence exhibition, with a show of new work by local painter Sally Wyatt. Since 2016 Sally has been making a visual record of a year at Cogges, reflecting the beauty of a working landscape that boasts a 1000 year history. Cogges Manor is a well-known…

Robert Peston talks banking, Brexit, Balliol and other business at Blavatnik School of Government

Broadcaster visits Oxford to talk at Experience Oxfordshire’s Cultural Platform – and sing Bohemian Rhapsody for Jericho Canal Trust. Robert Peston, political editor of ITV News, appeared at the Blavatnik School of Government yesterday, February 23, as special guest speaker at Experience Oxfordshire’s annual Cultural Platform. Peston was grilled by Financial Times columnist, Tim Harford,…

Blenheim Palace Receives Gold Accolade from VisitEngland

Blenheim Palace has received the prestigious Gold Accolade as part of VisitEngland’s Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme. The Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site was given the top-scoring Gold Accolade as part of VisitEngland’s annual assessment of around 1,000 attractions across the country. The accolades recognise those attractions going the extra mile to create an enjoyable and…

Andy Parsons at Oxford Playhouse

With one of the most distinct voices on the comedy circuit, comedian and writer Andy Parsons, brings his new show Peak Bullsh*t to Oxford Playhouse on Saturday 11 March. Star of BBC2’s award-winning Mock The Week, Q.I. and Live at the Apollo, in this live show, Andy delves into the world of politics and the…

Valentines Day at Blenheim Palace

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Blenheim Palace, with a romantic walk and a special Valentine’s Afternoon Tea available on Sunday 12th February. Valentine’s Afternoon Tea Treat your loved one on Sunday 12th February with a special Valentine’s Afternoon Tea in the Orangery Restaurant. Overlooking the Duke of Marlborough’s private Italian Garden the beautiful venue is the…

NEW MARCO PIERRE WHITE STEAKHOUSE BAR & GRILL OFFICIALLY OPEN Michelin-starred chef brings new concept to Jurys Inn Oxford Hotel and Conference Venue

23 January 2016, Oxford – Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill has officially opened its doors at the newly renovated Jurys Inn Oxford Hotel and Conference Venue. The luxury steakhouse is the second restaurant in Oxford from the celebrity chef; the first being Marco’s New York Italian located on High Street. Boasting a relaxed…

Economic Impact Data Report: Oxfordshire’s Visitor Economy continues to Thrive

The Economic Impact Report of Tourism for Oxfordshire, a report commissioned by Experience Oxfordshire, has revealed a positive picture for tourism in 2015. The study showed that the sector supports 33,447 jobs in Oxfordshire, a rise of 4.2%. Further good news is the increase in overnight stays – a key driver for growth in the…