People who live, work or play in Oxfordshire are looking to discover exciting things to do with passionate people like you.
Share what you already love doing (and get paid for it!). From woodland walks to paddleboarding at sunset, join our growing community of experience hosts and turn your passion into profit.
Find new customers and unlock new revenues. Benefit from all the marketing we do in Oxford and across Oxfordshire and reach an engaged audience of people who live, work or play in Oxfordshire.
We’re not quite there yet, but when we’re done, our platform will manage payment processing and financial reporting. You’ll be able to see what people are purchasing and how much remaining inventory you have available.
Have questions? Check out these FAQs or visit the experience hosting resource centre.
Experiences are one-on-one and small-group activities led by passionate local hosts. They can be as diverse and varied as the individuals or businesses who create and host them.
From florists who can teach flower arranging and wreath making, butchers who share butchery secrets, actresses who tell ghost stories and craftspeople who’ll help turn scrap metal into works of art – experiences create memories that last a lifetime.
At The Oxford Magazine, we’re on a mission to encourage and enable people to explore and enjoy the best of Oxfordshire – whether they’re locals, new in town, or just passing through.
That’s why we’re creating a digital marketplace for amazing experiences in Oxfordshire. A place where passionate local individuals and businesses can create and host experiences.
We think local experiences offered by passionate, talented hosts help create vibrant and resilient local communities. They also provide additional, diversified revenue to hosts and the businesses they own.
First, you’ll need to join The Directory as a host.
From then on, we’ll help create, promote and manage your experiences, giving you more time to focus on what you love.
It’s completely free to list your experience, and you get to benefit from all the marketing we do in Oxford and across Oxfordshire. We take a small commission on each experience that we sell, which means that we only make money when you make money.
The Oxford Magazine is a leading online magazine curated for people who live, work or play in Oxford and across Oxfordshire. Everything that we do is focused on Oxfordshire.
Not just yet. We know that experiences make fantastic gifts. So we’re planning to add features to make it easy for people to find, choose, buy and gift experiences. Watch this space.
Yes. We welcome experiences suitable for children and/or pets and encourage adding age limits to your listing. There is a minimum age section on each listing. We are also planning special edition experiences aimed at children and families, especially during school holidays.
Virtual experiences are brilliant, but we are sticking to in-person experiences, for now, so they can help build vibrant and resilient local communities.
Yes. Our creative studio specialises in visual, digital, and social content creation for local brands, so they can really look the part. We work with local brands to help them conceive and develop content that will engage and resonate with their target audience. We may be a small team, but we pack a punch by working with a network of highly experienced content production professionals – from writers and editors to photographers, videographers, graphic designers and more.
Yes, we can. We get many enquiries from passionate people who would love to host experiences but have nowhere to do so. Please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Just go to the ‘Become an experience host’ page and follow the onboarding steps. In the meantime, we’re here to answer any other questions you might have.
One of our favourite things about experiences is how people love different ones.
This means it is difficult to decide if something is good. The best thing is to provide comprehensive descriptions – setting expectations on what you’ll be providing (or what’s included) as part of the experience and what’s not.
Furthermore, after completing an experience, we encourage that you ask customers for a review. They can do so by logging into the website and going to their past purchases. Only logged in customers who have purchased an experience may leave a review.
Reviews are displayed under the ‘What people are saying’ tab on the product description page.
Yes, please. We are always on the lookout for new exciting experiences and would love to be introduced to individuals or businesses who already host or would like to host an experience. You can send them a link to our website or use the refer an experience host form.