Here are some of the on-site activities you can enjoy during breakout sessions:
The Exercise Room provides cardio-vascular workout as well as free weight equipment. A personal trainer can be arranged. As a relaxation exercise, a Yoga instructor can provide instruction.
Outdoor Pool Area is open from May until Late September
Croquet Lawn: 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.
Kitchen Vegetable Garden: Langdon Hall has the most impressive garden. Vegetables abound under the close eye of our Head Gardener. In season, we would be pleased to arrange a garden tour. You and your guests will have an informative and fun afternoon under the sun. Additional Cost.
Wine Tasting: Our Sommeliers love to chat about wines. 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 Cost.
Truffle Making: Join our Pastry Chef and discover the art of truffle making. You will discuss the basics of truffle making including the different origins of the truffle and create several different methods. A take home package is also included. Additional Cost.
Walking and Biking Trails: Throughout the property there are 12 kilometers of woodland trails. 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.
Spa Services: A morning or afternoon at the Spa can be arranged as a meeting break. A variety of treatments are available allowing up to 10 treatments at the same time. This activity if scheduled as a group break is ideal for meetings of less than 15 people. A larger group may have to arrive at different times. Additional Cost.
Team Building: Frontier Team Building is an industry trailblazer, guiding teams to a new frontier in effectiveness and positive energy. Our fast-paced and fun team-building programs are aimed at fostering effective team relationships, adding energy to your meeting or conference and helping to make your experience at Langdon Hall unforgettable. Programs run from 1-3 hours.View programs. Additional Cost.
Casino or Poker Night: Looking for an after dinner fun activity?. Caino nights come with experienced dealers who will teach your group how to play each game-Craps, Black Jack, Poker, Roulette and even the Slots.
Looking for a grand adventure during your team building retreat? Here are some adventures around the area.
The Town of St. Jacob’s
This quaint Mennonite community offers some wonderful shopping opportunities with a Flea and Farmer’s Market open 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.
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 Visit www.stratfordfestival.ca
Ayr Curling Club
The Ayr Curling Club is pleased to welcome experienced and beginner groups for afternoon and evening curling. They are pleased to provide a host for the event who will coach the group through their event. (20 minute drive) We will assist in arranging Coach transportation. 519-632-7465
- Horse Back Adventures (20 minute drive) 519-888-6503
The Grand river located beside Langdon Hall offers calm waters to paddle along. Two 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 - 519-896-0290 Visit www.canoeingthegrand.com
Grand Adventures- 519-442-3654 Visit www.grand-experiences.com
Hot Air Ballooning
A memorable ride in a balloon can be arranged through two companies in the Kitchener area.
Skyward Balloons (519)651-1833 or (888)314-4666www.skywardballoons.com
Upward Bound Ad-ventures (519)651-2859 or (800)567-2812www.upwardboundadventures.com
Group Bike Tours
Steve Bauer Bike Tours is determined to provide you with a fun and unique experience. They will bring all bikes and equipment to Langdon Hall and begin and end the tour at the property. Any type of bike tour can be worked out according to the group’s time schedule, fitness level, adventurous mood or special wishes. Your tour can include easy off-road riding on farm lands and through beautiful forests or challenging road-riding up and down the escarpment.
Individual Bike Tours
Grand Experiences located in Paris just off the Rail Trail offers guided biking day trips. These trips may also be combined with bike & paddle excursions.
(519) 442-3654 Visit www.grand-experiences.com
Grand River Troutfitters
Professional and certified instructors/guides will teach an entire course on the World Class Grand River Brown Trout Fishery. For a genuine learning experience with only two students per instructor, learn the art of fly-fishing. Transportation from the Troutfitters to the River is arranged.
Hiking: Take a walk 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, chickdees 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/
St. Jacob's & Mennonite Community Tour
Your tour guide will take you through the countryside rich in mennonite culture. Tours may include a shopping in the town of St. Jacob's, a visit to a mennonite farm where lunch may be enjoyed, and 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.
Whistle Bear Private Golf Club
As a guest of Langdon Hall you may gain access to this newly private golf club. Whistle Bear is situated on 232 acres of land in the Township of North Dumphries. This beautiful championship links-style golf course is neighbour to Langdon Hall. The expertly crafted 18 hole par-72 facility boasts five sets of tees ranging from 5,118 to 7,322 yards with bent grass tees, fairways and greens along with white sand bunkers. www.whistlebear.ca.
The Golf Performance Centre at Whistle Bear Private Golf Club
With 1500 square feet of training space, including 4 inside fitting bays and 4 all-weather bays for lessons and full-flight custom fittings, The Golf Performance Center at Whistle Bear is equipped with state-of-the-art technical teaching and fitting aids including video analysis. The Centre is an official, accredited custom club fitting facility for Callaway, Titleist, Cobra, and Taylor Made and Nike. www.whistlebear.ca.
With the MI theme music playing in the background, your team will feel like secret agents in a movie. Teams navigate through the dark with only headlamps, flashlights and a blueprint of the building. Whether your team is emerging through the smoke to pass the invisible lasers or meticulously diffusing a bomb. MI will capture the true essence of teamwork. www.oneaxepursuits.com
Experience the excitement and the tranquility that comes with motorless flight. You, your pilot and glider will be towed skywards behind a powered aircraft. At 3000 feet above the ground your pilot will release the glider from the tow rope and then you will glide gently over the beautiful countryside of Southern Ontario. www.trythat.ca
F/A-18 Flight Simulator
This Experience puts YOU behind the controls of a high performance F/A-18 flight simulator. If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to be a real pilot, now’s your chance to find out. It’s JUST like the real thing. Maximize your experience by dogfighting with friends. www.trythat.ca
This course is designed for the total beginner or indoor climber yearning to try outdoor rock climbing.You will learn to tie into the rope, belay other climbers, and various climbing techniques. Join us for a fun and exciting day outdoors, and see why this sport is addictive. www.oneaxepursuits.com
Visitors from all over the world come to hike the Elora Gorge. Now you can spend a unique and exciting day at the gorge and be a superhero for a day. Our program begins with a morning of rappel instruction. After that, you'll propel yourself from the edge of the 80-foot cliff and fly 200-ft across the gorge on the Zipline and then rappel like a human spider from mid-air down to the shallow river. The view will take your breath away. www.oneaxepursuits.com
Discover the ancient and noble art of archery. Our nationally certified coaches at a state-of-the art facility will take you through the rudiments and principles of bowmanship and have you hitting the bullseye in no time. Minimum 6 participants. www.trythat.com
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