Greetings students! Welcome to Oxford! To celebrate your arrival we have gathered up a few treats for you. Fancy a winning a free meal? Free cinema tickets? Free board games? Then enter the competition - here's what's up for grabs:
1. A 1-hour racing session and a beer each for up to 10 people at The Race Hut
2. 1 litre of gelato or sorbetto and a box of 21 hand-made English chocolates from iScream Gelateria
3. A 1-hour karaoke session for up to 10 people at The Mad Hatter
4. A pair of tickets to the November screening from Cinema Under the Stairs
5. A choice of 3 board game bundles (worth £50) from The Gameskeeper
6. A pair of tickets to see a film at the Ultimate Picture Palace
7. 3 pairs of tickets to see The Lovely Bones at Oxford Playhouse
8. 3 one-month membership passes for Buzz Gym
9. A meal for two worth up to £60 from Dirty Bones
The Race Hut is Oxford's only spot where you can experience the thrill of Formula 1 racing from the comfort of professional simulators. With team scoreboards, a well-stocked bar and a podium for photos, they've got everything you'd need to bond with new friends over some healthy competition!
Tucked away in the Covered Market is Oxford's first gelateria. iScream only use the freshest, free range ingredients to make their sumptuous sorbettos and gelatos while also selling gourmet chocolates from Wicked Chocolate. Treat yo'self!
If you like your nights out with a Wonderland twist, head down the rabbit hole to The Mad Hatter - to get in you have to answer a riddle. Their eccentrically-decorated private karaoke rooms are perfect for belting out your favourite hits. While you're there, have a browse of their teapot cocktail menu.
Born from Oxford's appetite for independent films, Cinema Under the Stairs is a true gem for cinephiles. Every month they meet to hang out and watch a cult classic, with previous films including Fargo, Con Air and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Recently refurbished, The Gameskeeper has long been the go-to spot to pick up a board game. They are offering a choice of three bundles worth up to £60: the Party Game Bundle, with Coup, One Night, Ultimate Werewolf and Exploding Kittens; Older Classics with Catan and Unstable Unicorns; and Modern Classics: Pandemic and Profanity.
The Ultimate Picture Palace, located just off the Cowley Road, is the perfect independent cinema for students to unwind and watch a variety of mainstream, niche and classic films. A bar serving a range of drinks and snacks ensures your experience is complete with all the old-timey glamour of going to the movies
Priding themselves on being a theatre for everyone, the Oxford Playhouse present and produce the best of British and international drama, family shows, contemporary dance and music, student and amateur shows, comedy, lectures and poetry. Make sure to head along to the Burton Taylor Studio to see the best new talent Oxford has to offer.
Want to stay in shape without being restricted to normal gym opening times? Buzz Gym, located in the Westgate, is open 24 hours and has two studios, live DJs, a dedicated cross training area, and a state of the art free weight training zone, plus free fitness classes when you become a member.
Standing proud at the top of the swanky Westgate Centre, Dirty Bones offers inventive New-York-inspired cuisine and cocktails, making them a great choice for a special dinner, a boozy brunch or memorable pre-drinks.