Group Activities in Oxford
The historic city of Oxford is home to many of the country’s most prestigious schools and impressive buildings. This beautiful city is definitely a worthy contender for your next group activities location.
With records dating back over 1000 years, Oxford is an internationally-recognised city which is visited and adored by many from around the world. It’s most notable landmark by far is the university, first mentioned around the 12th century and home to around 20,000 students. Its picturesque parks and historic streets have been portrayed in movies, literature and artwork for generations.
Today, whilst it maintains its historic past, the city of Oxford is a diverse and vibrant hub for music, food, film and literature. If you’re looking for a shopping spree on your trip, then a visit to the Westgate Centre is absolutely necessary, located in the heart of the city.
Due to having such a high student population and influence, Oxford has an exciting nightlife with many stylish bars and bustling nightclubs to choose from on your group night out. If you’re looking for a more relaxed and cultured experience, then there are numerous traditional English pubs and inns that might take your fancy like The Eagle and Child, the regular watering hole for C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.
Top 10 Group Activities in Oxford
Try your hand at making your very own cocktails with some guidance from a professional bartender.
Explore the beautiful city of Oxford whilst taking on challenges and trivia questions as you go!
An adrenaline packed experience that all the group will definitely love.
Fulfil your need for adrenaline with this completely organised axe throwing, including a tutor and safety equipment.
Fun and fast-paced excitement as you race through the mud in some amazing high-speed off road buggies.
Make it a full day to remember with some great deals when you book multiple activities.
Use your problem-solving skills and intuition to try and escape an interactive room in time!
Have a kickabout with a twist: Bounce your way across the pitch wrapped in inflatable plastic bubbles.
See what the bars and pubs of Oxford have to offer whilst answering trivia questions and completing challenges along the way.
Take some time out to relax with a luxurious selection of teas and cakes.
Birthday Activity Ideas for Adults
As you get older, it seems to become more difficult to plan and organise something fun to do for your birthday that everybody will enjoy. Thankfully, we have a few ideas that might inspire you for when you come to plan the big event!
One thing is for sure: No birthday is complete without a good meal! Make it a special one by booking a 2 course meal, choosing from a range of different well-known branded restaurants in city centre locations for your convenience.
If you’re looking to do something more low-key on your next activities day, then why not try an activity that’s completely different like our chocolate making group activity in Oxford, with a 90-minute session led by a master chocolatier who will teach you how to craft your own delicious chocolate that you can bring home with you!
On the other hand, if it’s a big night out on the town you’re looking for to celebrate your birthday with a bang, then we’d highly recommend booking a booth with drinks at ATIK nightclub for a fantastic evening, avoiding the queues and making the most of your VIP experience before hitting the dancefloor to finish off your night!
Ladies Night Out
If you and the girls are looking to have a fantastic night out in Oxford and want to pull out all the stops, adding the Atik Nightclub Entry & Booth to your plan is a great idea if you want to skip the queues and get yourselves sat down and enjoy 4 jugs of cocktails with your booth before you hit the dancefloor!
Before you embark on your big night on the town, make the most of your day with something completely different with our nude male life drawing activity, a great way to have a cheeky laugh but also to learn the art of anatomy drawing!
Get warmed up for the night with a cocktail masterclass and meal at a top-brand restaurant in the city centre of your choice. Learn the art of making cocktails with a professional bartender who will walk you through how to use the equipment and everything in between.
We also offer ideas in Oxford for hen parties.
What Baby Shower Ideas Are Available in Oxford?
There are so many amazing baby shower ideas that are available in and around Oxford. Whether you are looking for a way to celebrate the mum-to-be with a crafty workshop or you want to pamper her. Recently there have been so many more baby shower ideas that can provide you with some great inspiration.
And you will be able to find some baby shower ideas to suit everyone and make the experience memorable and perfect for your budget. For example, you could be cost efficient and have a DIY party by making your own baby shower games and bake a cake. Or you could treat your group with a fancy afternoon tea.
Popular Baby Shower Activities
- Ceramic Painting – Get creative and paint your own pottery
- Baby Grow Customisation – Have a personalised piece off your nearest & dearest
- Chocolate Making – Create some tasty treats for you all to take home
- Mobile Afternoon Tea – Enjoy the complete afternoon tea experience from home
- Perfume Making – Use your nose to create your own signature scent
- Flower Crown Making – The perfect time to get creative and make some flower crowns
Fun Work Social Event Ideas
Sometimes it can be difficult to organise something for a work social event that everybody will love. Luckily, we have a few ideas for you that will get the whole group stuck in and having a great time!
Maybe you’re looking to explore the ancient low-beam pubs and inns that the city has to offer? Then the smartphone pub treasure hunt group activity in Oxford is the perfect way to do so, as you and your group go wandering around beautiful wide-open streets and exploring drinking spots with a fun and interactive twist on your smartphone!
A brilliant way to get the whole group doing something creative and completely unique is the extremely popular pizza making group activity. Learn how to toss the dough, pick out your delicious fresh ingredients and have your very own pizza served to you at your table afterwards!
Reasons to Visit
The Architecture – It’d be hard not to mention that the biggest attraction to the “City of Dreaming Spires” is, of course, the buildings! From the impressive Radcliffe Camera (arguably the most iconic building in the city) to Christ Church Cathedral which gives Oxford its city status.
Live Gig Venues – If you’re looking to take in some of the modern cultural aspects of this exciting city, then there’s a wide selection of places to go like The Bullingdon and The Half Moon in the Cowley Road area just outside the city centre that host a variety of events such as jazz nights and comedy clubs.
Modern Art Oxford – A brilliant and wide-open space in the city centre that hosts numerous exhibitions throughout the year, pretty much all of which are free to enter.
The Nightlife – Being a student city, Oxford is a great location for any group event, whether it’s birthday celebrations or a weekend get-together for a big group of mates; there’s a range of different bars, pubs and clubs for every individual depending on taste.
Free Things to Do in Oxford
If you’re looking to save a bit of cash on your trip and want to see what Oxford has to offer, here’s a few free activities that the city hosts that are definitely worth visiting if you get the time!
Oxford Botanic Garden – Take a picturesque walk through the oldest gardens of its kind in the UK being founded in 1621 and housing close to 6000 different types of plant!
The History of Science Museum – A fantastic free attraction that’s open every day of the week except Monday and houses some of the earliest scientific artefacts from Europe and the Middle East. It even houses a blackboard that still holds hand-drawn calculations by Albert Einstein!
Alice’s Shop – This unsuspecting landmark may just look like another memorabilia shop but is actually where the actual Alice (surname Liddell) visited to buy sweets! This historic landmark has peaked interest in fans of the books and movies for years and is definitely worth a visit if you’re nearby.
Getting Around Oxford
Like in many tourist attraction cities in the UK, Oxford has its own “Hop-On, Hop-Off” bus service that circles around the city centre throughout the day. You can either purchase a 24 or 48-hour ticket that you can use whenever you like throughout your visit.
If you’re looking to get between activities on your visit efficiently, then there’s a large number of taxi firms to choose from. If you’re unsure and just need to get somewhere in a hurry, then there’s taxi ranks located both outside the main train station and Carfax in the city centre. There are also a number of bus services that have stops located throughout the city centre and surrounding areas for your convenience.