ACTIVITIES

A fantastic cultural landscape is inviting you to explore!

We offer both guided activities and surroundings you can explore by yourself.

Wiurila is an ideal place for the whole family to visit.

 NATURE & SPORT

Wiurila is set amongst natural parklands which literally compel the visitor to experience and move.

Browse our varied activities and book a nature or exercise moment for your group.

NATURE & SPORT ACTIVITIES

Discover Wiurila’s plants and parkland history

– Guided nature walk –

On this walking tour, we will explore Wiurila’s grounds today and in the past. The tour takes you through the history of the manor park and its meaning to the host. You will admire the old trees and plants of the manor, and the main building designed by the Italian-born architect Carlos Bassi from the courtyard.

During the tour you‘ll hear interesting historical stories, such as how the cornflower was prevented from freezing in autumn – and which animals reported the ripening of the cornflower. Wiurila’s history and modernity are joined by one common factor – the desire to experiment and develop new things!

An easy and enjoyable walk for those interested in nature and history. This guided tour takes 45 minutes and is a short 500 metre walk from the farm house to Wiurila Manor and back. You’ll need good walking shoes and clothes according the weather.

  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Languages: FI / SW / EN
  • Level: ** / (*****) 500 metres walking
  • Available: April – October
  • Group: Max 30 people
  • Price: 9€/adults, 5€/children; min charge 90€/group

Activity #1

Be present and connect with nature

– Guided nature walk –

After this nature walk, your perception of the forest park will be forever changed!

The incredible network of trees create their own world, which few get to experience everyday. During this nature walk, we’ll immerse ourselves in nature’s own symphony of song and smells. The walk includes small, easy activities to be still and connect with nature. You can experience natural beauty, relax body and mind while activating your imagination amongst the tall trees. Who knows where your mind will wander, inspired by the fresh air and colours of nature!

In this peaceful, guided nature walk we’ll cover 500 metres in the Wiurila surroundings across one hour. Good shoes and clothes appropriate to weather are recommended. This walk is suitable for anyone with an open mind and a desire to take a break from the rush of daily life!

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Languages: FI / SW / EN
  • Level: ** / (*****) 500 metres walking
  • Available: May – September
  • Group: Max 16 people
  • Price: 12€/adults; min charge 120€/group

Activity #2

Experience true nature at Viurilanlahti Bay

– Guided wildlife journey –

On this guided journey along Viurilanlahti bay, you’ll observe the diversity of life in the natural surroundings – open fields, the beautiful bay and shore meadows with cows. It’s impossible to define an exact program of this journey, because nature offers a different experience each time! Quietness and calmness are assets on this journey, allowing you to connect with nature. In addition to many different birds, you may also see foxes, white tailed deer, raccoon dogs, squirrels and muskrats. On this journey, it’s not important to define all plants, birds and animals – rather take in the smells, the voices and sense the plants across the different nature surroundings. Joie de vivre!

The tour is a 7 kilometre walk along small roads and paths from Wiurila to the bird sighting area, and back to Viurilanlahti bay. A small picnic is included. You’ll need good walking shoes and clothes according the weather. This journey is suited for anyone interested in nature!

  • Duration: 3 – 3.5 hours
  • Languages: FI / EN
  • Level: *** / (*****) 7 kilometres walking on paths
  • Available: March – mid August
  • Group: Max 16 people
  • Price: 35€/adults including a small picnic; min charge 350€/group

Activity #3

Refresh mind & body at Viurilanlahti Bay

– Guided bay walk –

Nature experiences can often be found closer than you think! On this 45-minute walk, we will visit Viurilanlahti bay to observe birds and life in the natural surroundings, such as the shore meadows which are a cow pasturage. Many different birds can be sited in the bay, as it’s a popular migration site. Nature offers a different experience each time on this walk!

The tour is a about 1-1.5 kilometre walk along small roads and paths around the Viurilanlahti bay area. You’ll need good walking shoes and clothes according to the weather.  This guided walk is an excellent activity to refresh the mind and energy levels!

  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Languages: FI / EN
  • Level: ** / (*****) 1.5 kilometres walking on paths
  • Available: All year round
  • Group: Max 10 people
  • Price: 9€/adults; min charge 90€/group

Activity #4

Use your body (and nature) as a tool in CrossNature

– Outdoor training session –

CrossNature is an active outdoor training program where your own body and nature are the equipment. In CrossNature, we build strength and stamina in the beautiful Wiurila grounds, regardless of the weather. The changing seasons and weather, plus the different natural environments like the forest park, shoreline and historical buildings, bring a unique diversity to the training program.

The program contains a mix of solo, pair and group exercises. CrossNature is suitable for all levels of fitness as the training program is carried out according to participants’ individual abilities, whilst still leaving room for personal challenge.

It’s best to wear several thin layers of clothing (as opposed to one thick layer). Clothes can get dirty as some exercises are carried out on the ground. Suitable outdoor training shoes are recommended, as well as a water bottle.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Languages: FI / SW / EN
  • Level: **** / (*****) running and exercising
  • Available: April – October
  • Group: Max 16 people
  • Price: 12€/adults; min charge 120€/group

Activity #5

CULTURE & HISTORY

Wiurila hosts many different art, music and cultural events. You are welcome to explore our activities calendar or to book a private event.

The Horse Carriage & Home Museum is open to the public in the summer season, and by appointment during the rest of the year.

Wiurilan Kesä art exhibition is open 29.6 – 26.8.2018. The artworks are housed across various buildings and open air spaces on Wiurila’s estate.

CULTURE & HISTORY ACTIVITIES

Give new life to your old furniture

 – Workshop –

Do you have old scruffy furniture waiting to be painted, when you find the time? That time could be now! Welcome to the Annie Sloan® painting workshop where you’ll paint your own small furniture and take it home immediately afterwards. While learning about and testing how to use Annie Sloan® chalk paints, you can get instruction and support to bring your own project to life. Tap into your creativity, grab the paintbrush and enjoy the moment – you’ll feel rewarded by what you accomplish!

In the workshop you will paint your own small furniture you can take with you (eg. chair, bedside table, step). We will learn the basics about how to use Annie Sloan® chalk paints .

This workshop is for beginners. No previous skills are needed – an interest in painting is enough!

  • Duration: 2.5 – 3 hours
  • Languages: FI / SW / EN
  • Level: * / (*****)
  • Available: All year round
  • Group: Min 6 people
  • Price: 75€/person including programme, materials used, + 100 ml chalk paint, 120ml wax and colour card

Note: Bring a small piece of furniture to paint, and clothes that can get dirty

Activity #6

Learn techniques to transform (almost) anything!

– Workshop –

Did you know Annie Sloan® chalk paints can be used on walls, metal surfaces – and even fabric? Using different painting techniques, you can achieve unique finishes, such as a distressed look or water colour effect.  Maybe you’d like to inject some vintage charm to your home? Or create a more modern look in the children’s play room?  We’ll practise different painting techniques in this workshop, which you can apply to many projects in your home. Colour your life through a rewarding and relaxing group experience!

You will paint a small object, which will be supplied, to test different painting techniques and surfaces with Annie Sloan® chalk paints. There are many colours and ways to use chalk paint – that’s what you will learn in this workshop!

Suitable for beginners. No previous skills are needed, just a desire to get creative!

  • Duration: 2.5 – 3 hours
  • Languages: FI / SW / EN
  • Level: ** / (*****)
  • Available: All year round
  • Group: Min 6 people
  • Price: 75€/person including programme, materials used, + 100 ml chalk paint, 120ml wax and a brush
  • Note: All you need to bring are clothes that can get dirty

Activity #7


Get started with Annie Sloan® chalk paints

– Workshop –

Everyone has creativity within them. And Annie Sloan® chalk paints make it easy to re-connect with your creative side! Chalk paints can be used on many different surfaces, with very little preparation required. This workshop will teach you the basic techniques of using chalk paints and explain how you can use them. The rest is up to your imagination!

In this workshop, you’ll paint a genuine horseshoe from Wiurila’s stables in your own personal style. You’ll also sign it and have it displayed on Wiurila’s visitor wall. Ignite your creativity and learn a new skill, while leaving your mark at Wiurila!

This workshop is for beginners. No previous skills or knowledge are required.

  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Languages: FI / SW / EN
  • Level: * / (*****)
  • Available: All year round
  • Group: Min 6 people
  • Price: 12€/person including programme and materials used
  • Note: All you need to bring are clothes that can get dirty

Activity #8

Create with your hands using natural materials

– Workshop –

In our handicrafts workshops, you can put your thinking aside and concentrate on creating with your hands. We’ll make crafts using nature’s materials, depending on the season.  Be mindful as you touch, feel and absorb the smells of different plant materials. You’ll learn new skills, exercise your problem-solving abilities while creating something to enjoy in your home. There’s no right or wrong way in this workshop! The most important is the journey which is creative, manual and sensory.

Workshop topics vary based on what nature offers us each season. The best part is you’ll create something that has an ecological lifecycle!

Contact Wiurila to discover our upcoming seasonal topics and book your group workshop. Most workshops are suitable for beginners. Price includes all materials and instructions.

  • Duration: 1 hour+
  • Languages: FI / SW / EN
  • Level: Varies according to the activity
  • Available: All year round
  • Group: Min 6 people
  • Price: Starting from 12€/adults; includes programme and materials used

Activity #9

Experience manor life in times gone by

– Guided Museum Tour –

Wiurila Manor has been in possession of the Armfelt family since 1787 – and still is today. Over the generations, the Armfelt family have preserved a large collection of goods from the manor home, which have been curated into Wiurila’s own Horse Carriage and Home museum. These artefacts offer a unique experience into manor life across many generations over the last 200+ years.

The Home museum displays household goods from many eras, such as furniture, clothing and equipment. Your guide will share fascinating insights into how the Armfelt family lived in different times. The Horse Carriage museum displays a unique collection of different carriages. You’ll hear about the different purposes they were used for, such as workers vehicles to the most formal family carriages. The museum also includes a recreation of a carpentry atelier and a collection of horse harnesses, bridles and stirrups.

  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Languages: FI / SW / EN
  • Available: By reservation
  • Group: Min 10 people
  • Price: 9€/adults, 5€/children
  • Self-guided tours: Visit at your own pace without commentary – 6€/adults, 4€/children

Activity #10

VISIT WIURILA

September, October, November


Friday

12.00 – 19.00
Saturday
12.00 – 19.00
Sunday
12.00 – 17.00

Special Christmas Lunch

11.00 - 14.00
Tuesday 18.12
Wednesday 19.12
Thursday 20.12

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+358 400 121 900

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Viurilantie 126,

24910 Halikko, Finland

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