Activities

Featured Activities

Activities can be arranged in advance by our team to make the most of your stay with us. We offer on-site, complimentary activities for our overnight guests to enjoy as well as recommendations for off-site activities you can partake in at your own leisure!

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Wine Tastings

Monday to Saturday at 4:00pm

Join our Sommeliers for an informal wine tasting. Topics are different weekly and three great wines are selected, whether it’s a Cabernet 101 or what’s happening in the Rhone. There will always be a great wine discussion and tasting! A perfect opportunity to discuss with the sommelier what wine you should bring to your next event!

Space for wine tasting is limited. Times and offerings are subject to change without notice.

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Cooking Demonstrations

Sundays at 10:30am

Led by one of our chefs, this interactive cooking demonstration changes weekly and is largely based on participant interaction in designing the dishes to be created. The chef will lead the group through the preparation of a plate and discuss what flavours compliment each other. This is a great opportunity to ask what the chef’s secrets are to preparing one of the menu items that you tried last night for dinner. A sampling is provided at the end of the lesson.

Space for cooking demonstrations is limited. Times and offerings are subject to change without notice.

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Cocktail Demonstrations

Fridays at 4:00pm

Delight your senses with Langdon Hall’s cocktail demonstrations, our newest addition to our growing list of activities. Relax, enjoy, be entertained, and take in this immersive experience while sipping on our featured cocktails. Our mixologists will lead the demonstration and craft each cocktail before your eyes, providing a description, inspiration behind the creation, and information about the ingredients.

 

Space for cocktail demonstration is limited. Times and offerings are subject to change without notice.

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Garden & History Tours

Garden & History Tours | Saturdays at 10:30am
Vegetable Garden Tours | Tues. – Fri. at 10:30am

At Langdon Hall, there is a natural focus on gardens. Upon your visit, you’ll notice the calming ambiance, fresh aromas, and vivid beauty that our impressive gardens provide. Our vegetable gardens are perfected under the close eye of our Header Gardener, Mario Muniz. Join Mario for a multi-sensory Vegetable Garden Tour and enjoy a fun and informative afternoon under the sun, exploring the gorgeous setting of our Olmsted gardens, or book a Garden & History Tour and discover a rich history that dates back to the early 1900s.

On-Site Activities

All overnight guests are welcome to enjoy the full amenities of Langdon Hall, which include the comfortable main house sitting rooms, conservatories, and billiard and games room; the outdoor pool (open from Victoria Day – Thanksgiving), tennis court and croquet lawn; 12km of walking trails; courtesy sports equipment including bicycles; whirlpool and sauna facilities at the Spa; indoor exercise room; and Langdon Hall’s famed vegetable and flower gardens.

Exercise Room

Offers a range of cardio-vascular machines as well as free-weight equipment. A personal trainer can be arranged. As a relaxation exercise, a Yoga instructor can provide instruction.

Cooking Demonstration

Meet one of our Chefs who will share their passion of cooking at Langdon Hall and using the vegetable garden as ingredients. A dish will be prepared and shared with the group. Participate in the weekly complimentary cooking demonstration which takes place at 10:30a.m. on Sunday mornings.

Outdoor Pool

The outdoor heated salt water pool is open from dawn to dusk from mid-May to mid-October. The pool and lounge area is available to overnight guests. Refreshments and a light menu is available at the pool area on sunny days.

Woodland Trails

Throughout the property there are 12 kilometers of woodland trails to explore on foot, by bike, or by snowshoes in the winter months. For our guests to use, mountain bikes (4) are available to discover the trails. Trail maps can be found in each of the guest rooms or at the reception desk.

Sports Equipment

A great way to introduce meeting participants to each other is through informal activities. A game of croquet during a cocktail reception is a wonderful mixer. We can arrange a Jazz trio to provide entertainment while the game is played. Available May until Late September.

Spa & Gift Boutique

A morning or afternoon at the Spa can provide the perfect relaxation. Guest can choose from a variety of treatments and enjoy the amenities. Spa services are also a great break activity for corporate groups and ideal for meetings of less than 15 people. A larger group may have to arrive at different times. Additional Cost.

Vegetable Garden

Langdon Hall has the most impressive gardens. Vegetables abound under the close eye of our Head Gardener Mario Muniz. Stroll through the garden or participate in the complimentary tour on Saturdays at 10:30a.m. (July-October). For groups of 8 or more we would be pleased to arrange a private garden tour.

Summit Team Building

Infuse your event with positive energy by integrating a unique team building option into your agenda. These one-of-a-kind experiences take full advantage of the spectacular indoor and outdoor settings at Langdon Hall. A Summit team building program will foster effective relationships, rejuvenate your team, and make your Langdon Hall experience unforgettable.
Summit Team Building Programs

Archery Lessons

Discover the ancient and noble art of archery. Our nationally certified coaches will come on-site to Langdon Hall and take you through the rudiments and principles of bowmanship and have you hitting the bull’s-eye in no time.

Continuouse activity, usually 60 to 90 minutes with each participant shooting every second round — so half the group is waiting half of the shooting time.
1 – 4 participants – 1 instructor $250-300.00 plus service & HST.

For larger groups, we can arrange “Drop In” shooting – shooting opportunity is available for participants to “drop in” and try shooting a few arrows — 2 to 3 hour opportunity to shoot, but participants “drop in and out ” for a few shots. They can “drop in” multiple times depending on the demand of the group.

Wine Tasting

Our Sommeliers love to chat about wines and meet guests on Saturdays at 4:00p.m. to share their knowledge and provide some samples of their favourite selections.

For groups of 8 or more- An hour tasting and discussion can be arranged highlighting specific wine regions. This is an ideal activity to plan just before dinner instead of a cocktail reception. If you would like an evening activity, why not select an after dinner port tasting. Additional costs between $55.00- $65.00 per person.

Off-Site Activities

Round of Golf

Galt Country Club is an established private 18-hole golf course, welcoming guests of our members and outside players. The picturesque course is located next to the Grand River and offers some stunning play along the river. www.galtcountryclub.com Green fees with cart $102.00 plus HST.

15 minutes from Langdon Hall. Dining options available.

Whistle Bear Golf Club is a challenging links style championship course located less than 10 minutes from Langdon Hall. www.whistlebear.ca Green fees with cart $141.00 plus HST.

5 minutes from Langdon Hall. Dining options available.

Wake up the Wild – African Lion Safari

The African Lion Safari, located 25 minutes from Langdon Hall, offers a behind the scenes experience with a privately guided morning tour to witness a pride of lions at their most active time of day, come within a metre of the endangered rhino, zebra and ostrich, as well as have the opportunity to hand feed Canada’s largest herd of giraffe. This Ontario Signature Experience is not available anywhere else in Canada. This experience is offered June through September and begins at 8:30a.m.
www.wakeupthewild.com

Town of St. Jacobs

This quaint Mennonite community offers some wonderful shopping opportunities with a Flea and Farmer’s Market open Tuesday (June-August), Thursday and Saturday in addition to the various boutiques along Main Street. Traveling distance to St. Jacob’s is less than 35 kilometers or 20 minutes.

Arrange an escorted Tour of St. Jacob’s & Mennonite Communities:
Your tour guide will take you through the countryside rich in Mennonite culture. Tours may include shopping in the town of St. Jacob’s, a visit to a Mennonite farm where lunch may be enjoyed, view a demonstration of quilt making, and a visit to the last covered bridge in Ontario. Available through Shun Piking Tours 519-744-2935 (Warren)- $250 Escort fee for up to 5 hours.

Stratford Play Festival

Stratford Season has been extended into November. Both matinee and evening performances are available. Less than an hour’s drive. 1-800-567-1600 www.stratfordfestival.ca

Fishing & Learning to Fly Fish

Learn the art of fly fishing in a pristine trout pond, where guaranteed, there are lots of fish! Instruction is performed by seasoned professional guides and participants will learn to cast, land fish, different fly types and why and when to use them along with safety on the water. Contact Information: Calmwaters (519) 658-5306 or Email jeff@calmwaters.ca

Hot Air Balloon Ride

A memorable ride in a balloon can be arranged through two companies in the Kitchener area. Main flying season is from May 1st to October 31st. Flying twice a day, seven days a week from May to October, weather permitting. Sunrise or Sunset options only.
Skyward Balloons (519) 651-1833 or (888) 314-4666 www.skywardballoons.com
Sundance Balloons (519) 741-5499 or visit www.sundancebaloons.com

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Located less than 20 minutes from Langdon Hall, the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory offers a unique nature experience to families and adults alike. Walk amongst hundreds of free flying butterflies and learn about their environment and local conservation efforts.  www.cambridgebutterfly.com

Arrange an Escorted Tour of St. Jacobs & Mennonite Communities

Your tour guide will take you through the countryside rich in Mennonite culture. Tours may include shopping in the town of St. Jacob’s, a visit to a Mennonite farm where lunch may be enjoyed, view a demonstration of quilt making, and a visit to the last covered bridge in Ontario. Perfect for spouses not attending the meeting or a group not meeting everyday. Available through Shun Piking Tours 519-744-2935 (Warren)- $250 Escort fee for up to 5 hours.

Kayak or Canoe Trips

The Grand River located beside Langdon Hall offers calm waters to paddle along. Canoeing the Grand Canoe Outfitters offer shuttle service up the river to a variety of drop off points from which people can canoe down the river.

Canoeing The Grand – Canoe Trip Only – 2.5 hours from arrival time to completion time. Contact: Canoeing the Grand (519) 896-0290 or visit www.canoeingthegrand.com

Water Skiing on Puslinch Lake

McClintock’s offers recreational skiing for all ages with Canada’s top instructors. Offering beginner through competitive slalom, trick, jump and wakeboard. Lessons are private, with one-on-one personalized instruction. We have a 99% success rate with beginners! McClintock’s also offers special clinics in wakeboard with the top wakeboarders in the world. www.mcclintocks.com

Horseback Riding Lessons

Located 20 minutes from Langdon Hall, Irish Creek Stables has been providing excellence in riding instruction and horsemanship for over 40 years. Learn the basics of riding or practice your current skills in their beautiful bright indoor arena or large outdoor sand ring. Lessons occur for 1.5 hours for maximum 2-4 people. Advance booking is required with one week’s notice and lessons are subject to availability.
Contact information: irishcreek@bellnet.ca or 519-212-3010

Escorted Hike in Carolinian Canada

We have many choices for a two hour, 5 km, walk in the area of Langdon Hall. Langdon guest favourite- is a pleasant walk in the Bannister Lake, F.W.R. Dickson Wilderness Area. The trail features a waterfowl viewing tour, a Carolinian hardwood forest, chickadees that will eat from our hand and a tall grass prairie. The pace is moderate and designed to explore a bit of this special part of Ontario. The trail is good and a pair of walking shoes will be about all you will need. The guide, Greg Vincent, is a long time hike leader for the Bruce Trail and Grand Valley Trails Associations and the U.S. Sierra Club. He is also pleased to plan a walk around Langdon Hall. http://home.golden.net/~gvincent/ $170 Escort Fee for up to 3 hour events.

Drayton Entertainment (Live Theatre)

Head out to the show for an afternoon at one of three nearby locations. Enjoy a live performance in Cambridge at Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge, or nearby in Waterloo at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse or  St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre. Both matinee and evening performances are available. Less than a 30 minute drive. 1-855-372-9866 www.draytonentertainment.com

Centre in the Square

Do you enjoy music, magic or family shows? Kitchener’s Centre in the Square likely has something to offer for a special evening out. Less than a 30 minute drive. 1-800-265-8977 www.centreinthesquare.com

Still Looking for More?

It doesn’t end here – this area offers many more attractions and events, and unique outdoor sites found only in the Grand River Conservation Area. Visit the links below to find out more.
Explore Waterloo Region
Grand River Conservation Authority

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