Activities

Nature’s therapy and culinary enjoyments

Breath-taking views and silence of the nature in the middle of the suburban area gives you a relaxing moment in a busy every-day life!

Surroundings of Kuninkaan Lohet encourages to exercise and wonder around. In our broad activity selection, you can find something for every taste – from simply enjoying the nature to challenging activities!

Sporting activities suit well for company’s well-being, meeting days or why wouldn’t you start your sauna-evening with some outdoor activities?

So get dressed according to the weather and enjoy the beautiful landscape!

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Activities

Competing and team building

The Nature Survival Game by The Riverdale of Vantaa
The scenario: Your car breaks down during a deer crash in the middle of nowhere and your closest one gets hurt losing the ability to walk. You need to proceed with the needed first-aid procedures and find shelter for the soon darkening cold night and something to eat for all of you. The medic helicopter will pick you up on the next day from the open space on the cliff about 500 meters away. How would you handle it?
The survival game is fun and team spirit building game as the groups compete against each other with nature survival skills. The wilderness guide advices the groups about the best ways to cope in nature during the night and how to find food and to provide first-aid.
Duration       2 hours
Equipment   According to the weather, decent shoes for hiking/trekking. The clothes and gear might get wet or dirty.
Group size    6 – 80 persons


Kartano’s Games
Traditional outdoor games in lovely forest surroundings next to River Vantaa. The activity includes a joint warmup, various exercise points with different kinds of games and an enjoyable group exercise at the end as a sum-up. Especially suitable for company’s activity day!

Examples of exercise points:

  • Coordination
  • Agility
  • Dexterity
  • Balance
  • Teamwork
  • Brain games

Outdoors
Duration       1,5 – 2 hours
Clothing        gear up according to the weather – outdoor clothing. Preferably outdoor shoes or trainers.
Group size    5 – 60 person


Communication Challenge
The key is the communication between the members of the group!
Raise your team spirit after a meeting day, or just have a day of fun with your colleagues and friends!
The groups move around the Vantaankoski surroundings and solve tasks which have everything to do with communication skills. Winner is the group who communicates best. Can you at the same time learn to communicate better and have fun? – Of course you can!

Here are couple examples about the tasks:

  • If you are far away enough, there is no point of shouting.
  • Can you trust your friends?

Duration       1,5 – 2 hours depending on group size
Clothing       Gear up according to the weather. Clothes that can get wet and dirty are must, plus good outdoor shoes.


Criss-Cross Adventure
Playful orienteering competition which will definitely lift your team spirits up!
Every group will find the control points, but getting back from the control points will use a skill, good luck and team-work!
Your group will be divided to the smaller groups and all the groups will start the competition at the same time. Teams will solve the given tasks and navigate themselves from point to point.

To win, you must solve all the tasks which will include:

  • brainteasers: the correct answer is easy, but to find the answer could be a bit tricky
  • tasks involving some sports: the whole group will take part in task which will measure the speed and flexibility
  • beverage point: hydration is very important and will give you extra points
  • tasks which include to build something

Duration       1,5 – 2 hours depending on the size of the group
Clothing       Gear up according to the weather. Clothes that can get wet and dirty are must, plus good outdoor shoes.


Kuninkaan Lohet Photo Conflict
Take a break from your meetings – or just enjoy Vantaankoski stunning surroundings!
In picture conflict a photo taken somewhere in surroundings is showed to the group and they should find the exact location. On the way there are also additional tasks to bring more excitement and more points. Speed is not the decisive factor, because the best pictures and the performance in tasks makes the winner!
Duration
       30 min – 1 hour
Clothing      
According to the weather, that can get wet and dirty, and good outdoor shoes.

One of the team members must be equipped with a camera phone.


Indoor Curling
Fun and harmless game that arouses both feelings of success as cries of frustration. Suitable for all!
After light practicing, the team leaders are chosen according to their precision towards the target.
After forming the teams, as many rounds are played as possible in the given time. The chancellor registers points to the scoreboard and whistles out the errors. Suitable for a meeting day’s break activity!
Duration       1 hour
Clothing       Comfortable and stretchy indoor clothing.
Group size    4 – 16 persons


Indoor Curling ”The Tournament”
Fun and harmless game that arouses both feelings of success as cries of frustration. Suitable for all!
After light practicing, the team leaders are chosen according to their precision towards the target.
Two of the most skilfully (or luckily) succeeding players become team captains and the chancellor then divides the rest of the group into teams. After forming the teams, as many rounds are played as possible in the given time. The referee registers points to the scoreboard and whistles out the errors.
At the end of the tournament, the most successful teams compete together and the best team is then crowned as the winner (pre-order a bottle of sparkling wine for the winning team for example).
Duration       1,5 hours
Clothing       Comfortable and stretchy indoor clothing
Group size    4 – 24 persons


Kartano’s Quiz                   (independent checkpoints after guidance)
Freshen your mind from a hectic meeting day or challenge your team to a playful quiz!
A forest path with a length of less than a kilometre circles round the Vantaankoski area. Along the way there are 12 different checkpoints with questions about subjects like the Finnish nature and history as well as the common knowledge. The quiz begins from the grounds of Kuninkaan Kartano or Vanha Viilatehdas, where the participants are handed the answer forms. At the end of the walk, the guide will be waiting with the correct answers.
Duration       1 hour
Clothing       Gear up according to the weather. Clothes that can get wet and dirty are must, plus good outdoor shoes.

 

Ease of mind

Refresh in 15 Minutes
Tension in your neck or shoulders? Does sitting down feel tiring? Does your mind feel clouded or distracted?
After a day full of sitting down and working in static positions, the body and mind long for movement and energy. A fifteen-minute activity an excellent refreshment for working day or workshop – the style and duration are set to suit the situation. Even fifteen minutes can work wonders!
Location       Indoors (or outdoors in the summertime)
Duration       10 – 30 minutes
Equipment   No special clothes/gear needed


Historical Walk in River Vantaa Surroundings
The King’s Road, a route from where and where to? How did Aurora Karamzin influence the area? Which bird sings by the river bend? Where does the river start and where does it flow to? The blast furnace of Vantaa – have you ever heard of it, or do you know where the ore was transferred from?
The leisurely excursion is a combination of the river dale’s nature, birdlife and cultural history. The storyline of the trip builds upon the presented time-period, simultaneously pondering which elements have transformed the scene thought time. The flowing water has a relaxing effect, and one might even feel like tipping one’s toes in the cooling water.
Location       Outdoors
Duration       60 – 80 minutes
Clothing       Gear up according to the weather, decent shoes for hiking/trekking.
Group size    5 – 60 persons


Steward’s Path – From the Mansion to the Grounds
Natural country path takes spectators to calming sceneries to observe natures diversity.
Local stories about the interaction of people and nature.
Location       Outdoors
Duration       70 – 90 minutes (about 3 km)
Clothing       According to the weather, decent shoes for hiking/trekking.
Group size    1 – 30 persons


Kartano’s Body&Mind
A calming and mind freeing body maintenance class, where the main focus lies in controlling the deep muscles and relaxing the superficial muscles as well as stretching. The class includes exercises on balance, movability, body control and stretching in timely relation.
Order a relaxing moment for instance as a finishing activity to your meeting day or team activity day.
Location       Outdoors/indoors
Clothing       According to weather or stretchy indoor clothes
Duration       60/90 minuuttia


Kartano’s Pilates/Yoga
Spend a relaxing moment in nature, listening to birdsong and rippling water! Free your body and mind from rush and stress, improve your focus and strengthen your muscles.
The class is based on balanced and strong movements to obtain natural balance in body control and movability. Pilate’s/Yoga’s characteristically soft combination of stretches and muscle strength gaining exercises that tone muscles effectively. Suitable for all!
Location       Indoors (outdoors possible)
Clothing
       Stretchy indoor clothes
Duration       60/90 minutes
Group size    10 – 20 persons


Mindfulness – Purposely Bringing One’s Attention to the Present-Moment
What do we know about ourselves? How do you really know, how you are feeling and what you are feeling?
Hectic life and stressing work are a modern-day curse. Mental resources are put to test, and everyone is wondering about their welfare. It is scientifically proven that continual mindfulness exercises increase well-being and focus, decrease stress hormone levels and increase brain capacity.
The mindfulness class includes a lecture about purposeful presence as well as practical focus exercises for everyday use.
Location       Outdoors/indoors
Duration       1 hour
Clothing       According to weather or stretchy indoor clothes


Well-Being Lectures
Lectures about exercise, well-being and nutrition! The lectures fit perfectly as a work welfare day activity or to lighten up a long conference day. The invigorating and compelling lecturers specialize in the fields of nutritional science, physiotherapy and stress management, so the lectures are always led by an active health professional.
Topic examples
– Sleep&Recovery: High-quality sleep as a base for recovery
– Nutrition&Exercise: From a diet to a comprehensive lifestyle change
– Nutrition&Exercise: Hooked on sugar – how to beat the craving for sweet
– Exercise&Well-being; Kick in the ass – towards more energized life!
– Exercise&Well-being; Does sitting down kill your work vibe? Remedy to workplace welfare in movement?
Location       Indoors
Duration       1,5 hours


Laugh Yoga
”Chuckle or giggle, let the laugh well up from the bottom of your stomach.”
Laughter has various well-being increasing and healing effects. Laugh yoga is often used elevating mood or breaking the ice, team building, relaxing and finding a joint experience of fun and joy.
A definite revitaliser for meetings, seminars or training days and a refreshing action for activity days!
Location       Indoors
Duration       About 1 hour


Snowshoeing In Nature
Experience snowshoeing on Kuninkaan Lohet’s own nature path! You can choose between relaxing outdoor adventure or more efficient exercise plan.
During the trip you will be given information about snowshoeing as a hobby and get to know different gear and basic techniques. Come enjoy the winter wonderland around you in Vantaankoski’s unique nature!
Duration       Max 1,5 hours
Clothing       According to weather, preferably layered clothing
We recommend hiking shoes or outdoor boots

 

By the water

Stand up Paddleboard (SUP)
Come and try SUP-boarding on river Vantaa! It’s suitable for everyone! SUP-boarding activates all the muscles and it’s good exercise for the middle body as well! Have a look at the selection underneath and choose one suitable for your group:

SUP Outdoor Basic
This class teaches you the basics of SUP-boarding: safety and techniques.

SUP Cross
This class is pulse raising exercise where you use your own body weight as a resistance. This class consists of a warm-up, a technique section and a 12 – 20 minute-workout. Simple but effective!

SUP Fit&Balance
Versatile and effective class that consists of various muscle, body control, balance and movability exercises as well as interval sections either by paddling or utilizing water resistance. Come and try something new!

SUP Yoga
Yoga on top of the SUP board will challenge you in a completely new way. With each movement you’ll have to balance your body using deep muscles to gain control of your body.

SUP Pilates
The goal on this class is to focus on breathing with the right techniques as well as continuous muscle activation. With the calming music you can focus on your body movements.

Location       Vantaa River
Duration       1 hour (Basic 1,5 hours)
Clothing       Gear up according to the weather. Clothes that can get wet and dirty are must, plus good outdoor shoes. On a sunny day, remember to protect yourself from the UV rays (sun lotion, sunglasses, etc.)


Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Trip 120 Min
Versatile canoeing trip on SUP-board in calming surroundings of River Vantaa!
Experience the amazing nature in Vantaankoski, only half an hour from Helsinki City Centre and ten minutes from the airport.
The relaxing paddleboarding trip is a perfect match for a hectic meeting day as a fun activity on a recreational day. Tend to your aching muscles after the trip in Kuninkaan Kartano’s or Vanha Viilatehdas’s saunas!
Location
       Vantaa River
Duration       2 hours
Clothing       Gear up according to weather. The clothes and gear might get wet or dirty. We recommend layered clothing. Preferably outdoor shoes or trainers. On a sunny weather, remember to protect yourself from the UV rays (sunscreen, sunglasses etc.).


Canoing Along the Vantaa River
Relaxing and calming moment paddling along the river! A two-hour trip fits perfectly in corporation’s activity day’s agenda or as a part of recreational day.
The canoeing trip starts by a riverbank just a short walk from Vanha Viilatehdas. There are no rapid components and with the safety instructions, proper gear (safety west, paddles) and the professional guide, the trip is suitable for all!
Location       Vantaa River
Duration       2 hours
Clothing       Gear up according to weather. The clothes and gear might get wet or dirty. We recommend layered clothing. Preferably outdoor shoes or trainers. On a sunny weather, remember to protect yourself from the UV rays (sunscreen, sunglasses etc.).
Group size    12 – 20 persons


Fishing by Vantaa Rapids
River Vantaa which flows past Vanha Viilatehdas creates perfect conditions for fishing just in the middle of Greater Helsinki. The river is rich with fish species; you can catch perch, pike, trout or rainbow trout which is the most common catch as they are re-stocked in the river Vantaa a few times in the spring.
Fishing is carried out by using fishing reels and if you wish you can get to know the fascinating world of fly-fishing also. Professional guides and fishing permits are included to the price.
Location       Vantaa Rapids (forbidden 1.10 – 30.11.)
Duration       1,5 – 2 hours depending on the group size
Clothing        Gear up according to weather. The clothes and gear might get wet or dirty. We recommend layered clothing. Preferably good outdoor shoes.

Action

Mountain Bike Trip with Fat Bikes
The area by the Vantaa River rapids at the corner of Kehä III and Tampere highway is truly an amazing nature oasis! The area is surrounded by primeval forest and the numerous nature paths, duckboards and farm fields sinuate around.
The mountain bike trip takes off from the Kuninkaan Kartano’s garden area with some muscle warming exercises. The bikes are adjusted to perfection with professional guidance. The riding tips are shared before the departure to ensure smooth and safe journey. The route is defined based on the level of fitness and skill of the group.
Outdoors
Duration       about 2 hours, depending on the group’s level of fitness
Equipment   According to the weather, decent shoes for biking (for example trainers). The clothes and gear might get wet or dirty.
Group size    13 – 24


Archery
It needs perfect concentration to aim and shoot. Will I hit the apple?
The archery in Kuninkaan Lohet is not just aiming to the target, it’s about the history of archery and instinct shooting. You will learn about the use of the bow in hunting as well as in battles. And of course, you will be taught about the right shooting position and technique. Finally, you can challenge your work colleague to an archery tournament! You will have a fabulous equipment available to you as well as advice from archery professionals. Archery is ideal way to bright up the day at work or make a day of meetings just a little bit more special!
Outdoors or indoors
Duration       about 1 – 1,5 hours
Clothing       gear up according to the weather – outdoor clothing
Group size    11 – 20 person


Forest Cross
Challenge yourself and your team in action-packed training in lovely surroundings next to river Vantaa!
Kuninkaan Cross is the perfect activity for team building day or for training before sauna!
The activity consists of warm up, interval type of training and mussel training and also cooling down in the end.
Tougher training in the nature using your own body weight!
After work-out relax in our Kartano’s or Viilatehdas’s sauna!
Location       outdoors, efficient movement in terrain with hills and forest paths (indoors possible)
Duration       about 60/90 min
Clothing       gear up according to the weather – outdoor clothing. Preferably casual clothing and trainers.


Paint Ball (ADDRESS Vasamakuja 21, Vantaa)
Is your colleague your best friend or worst enemy? Experience the tears of joy in this wonderful game in the forest!
Hosts will take care of the gaming event. You can just focus on playing and having fun.
Duration       2 – 3 hours
Clothing       gear up according to the weather – outdoor clothing and shoes
Equipment   the game organizer provides overalls, headgear, gloves and protection equipment
The package doens’t include transportation but we can help you to organize it


King’s Jam’it
What if the sales meeting would end in jamming? Who would be the dancing queen or king?
Energetic and fun activity where you shake and twist. You learn the basic steps and have fun!
The activity which is full of music and rhythm.
Suitable for everyone!
Location       indoors or outdoors
Duration       60/90 mins
Clothing       relaxed and flexible clothing and indoor or outdoor shoes


Western Style – simulator shooting
Come and feel like a real cowboy and step into the western village! With the hunting simulator you can test your shooting skills and compete with your colleagues and friends.
The village’s sheriff will take care of the simulator and the competition.
SimWay Hunt hunting simulator is preferably one of the best 3D simulator systems in the world for shooting sports. There is enough challenge for everyone!
Location       indoors: Vanha Viilatehdas /Kuninkaan Kartano
Duration       1 h – 2,5 h depending on group size
Clothing       normal indoor clothing


S
nowshoeing In Nature
Experience snowshoeing on Kuninkaan Lohet’s own nature path! You can choose between relaxing outdoor adventure or more efficient exercise plan.
During the trip you will be given information about snowshoeing as a hobby and get to know different gear and basic techniques. Come enjoy the winter wonderland around you in Vantaankoski’s unique nature!
Duration       max 1,5 hours
Clothing       According to weather, preferably layered clothing
We recommend hiking shoes or outdoor boots

Arts and crafts

How About Some Coffee?
The Finns drink a lot of coffee, like really a lot.
The Finnish coffee culture has evolved through time. Our great-grandmothers had to make effort to enjoy coffee, but the coffee was surely freshly made.
Let’s time travel into history and prepare the coffee in the traditional way.
Starting from the beginning: picking up the desirable coffee beans, deciding the wanted degree of roasting and then carry out the roasting. After grinding the coffee beans into the needed coarseness, the coffee is boiled over open flame. One will get to learn about different stages of roasting, coarseness levels and coffee’s history in Finland while having a unique coffee experience by the fire.
Location       Vanha Viilatehdas/Kuninkaan Kartano
Duration       1 – 1,5 hours, depending on the group size


Silver Necklace or Earring Workshop
Design, saw, file and forge your own silver necklace or earrings. In this workshop you’ll get to create your own silver jewellery by using traditional goldsmith’s techniques.
The silver piece is first sawed into the desired form, and it can be stamped with letters or patterns with a hammer. There is a choice of leather or cotton ribbon when making a necklace.
Location       Vanha Viilatehdas/Kuninkaan Kartano (indoors)
Duration       1 – 2 hours, depending on the group size
Group size    10 – 30 persons


Silver Ring Workshop
Design, saw and file your own silver ring. In the workshop you get to create your own silver ring by using traditional goldsmith’s techniques. You don’t have to have earlier experience about jewellery making, the goldsmith guides you through the whole process.
Location       Vanha Viilatehdas/Kuninkaan Kartano (indoors)
Duration       2,5 – 3 h
Group size    10 – 15 persons


Leather Workshop
In the workshop you create modern leather jewellery and key rings by using traditional goldsmith’s and shoemaker’s techniques.
Location       Vanha Viilatehdas/Kuninkaan Kartano (indoors)
Duration       1 h
Group size    10 – 30 persons


Artsy Club

Tuisku’s Artsy Club workshop takes its participants in the middle of artist’s turpentine filled life. Works like magic as a break from hectic everyday routines. The club works as a test laboratory for intuition and ecstatic experiments that offers outrageous joy of failure!
The club is implemented with professional tools, enjoying music, fragrances, sweets and the movement-based happy feeling in an inspiring guidance and self-important free atmosphere.
The club package (with all expansions) includes the activity / show / guidance with all materials, Pop up art show / take away gallery, the artist’s work performance, a playful Fine Arts exam, opus lottery / art postcards series as a gift as well as the distribution of Art connoisseur -diplomas
Location       Vanha Viilatehdas/Kuninkaan Kartano (indoors)
Duration       2 hours
Group size    5 – 30 persons

Cooking courses

Would you like to surprise your clients or your staff and have a dinner with difference?

Then the best choice for you is Kuninkaan Lohet’s cooking courses. You don’t have to be a master chef, you just need to love culinary experiences.

Our cooking courses can be chosen all year around, the content varies according to the season. Our professional staff will guide you through the cooking process and provide you with recipes. Cooking course is perfect for team building day, for your clients or for activity after the meeting day.

Cooking course options

  • BBQ school 8 – 30 persons
  • Ready, Steady, Cook 8 – 30 persons
  • Cucina Italiana 8 – 30 persons

In Vanha Viilatehdas or In Kuninkaan Kartano, oudoor kitchen in use during the summer

Duration
4 hours

The number of people
8 – 30 persons

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