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Conference activities

At Gl. Skovridergaard, we offer a number of conference activities inspired by nature and gastronomy. If you have other wishes, we are happy to arrange special activities. 

The great outdoors as a conference activity

Building fresh air, nature and movement into meetings and conferences makes for a better return on meeting investment. Our location close to the largest area of forest in Denmark and the Silkeborg lakes – plus our own grounds – offers ample opportunity to incorporate nature.

The grounds and their layout with small outdoor rooms are conducive to outdoor talks and peaceful strolls. The grounds also offer clock golf and a pétanque court. If you are venturing a little further afield, you are welcome to borrow bicycles or rubber boots from the hotel.

The Silkeborg Lakes offer various options for conference activities. What about walking the 500 metres to Lake Almind Sø and take a dip? The lake, one of the cleanest in Denmark, has a bathing jetty and beach. There are also several options for boat trips on the lakes. You can enjoy afternoon coffee or perhaps one of the day’s meals on the Hjejlen boats, or, fuelled by rye bread, you can paddle off in a canoe and kayak.

If you are interested in other activities such as Tai Chi in the grounds, a walk in the woods with a nature guide or actual team training, we and our professional partners will also be happy to arrange this for you.

Gourmet Rally

Gl. Skovridergaard has, for a number of years, successfully organised an annual gourmet rally in September, which, in short, involves a pleasant walk around Lake Almind Sø, combined with taste testing along the way. We will happily scale down the gourmet rally, so it can be used as a conference activity for your event. It can even take place indoors, with the taste testing dotted around the hotel. Gourmet Rally is a wonderful experience for all the senses with space for socialising, fun and nurturing of relationships. 

Cooking School

The Danish weather does not always lend itself to outdoor activities, but, with our cooking school, team building is also possible indoors.

Quality and respect for ingredients characterise Gl. Skovridergaard’s kitchen, which is open for a fun, tasty experience. Our cooking school can both function as an inspiring feature during a meeting event or as a separate event. Our chefs are on hand with useful tips and to guide everyone safely through the culinary challenges. 

Cooking school always takes place after 5 pm; typically for 3 hours.

Examples of themes: Sensational seafood, Nordic cuisine, A taste of Italy, Classic France, The sweet tooth – desserts, Tapas – Meze – Appetizers, Fatty yet healthy.

Wine tasting

In combination with the cooking school or as its own festive end to a great meeting day. We are happy to arrange a wine tasting in the wine cellar, where, in the glow of the candles, our waiters take you on a taste trip.

Themes: The untraditional, the classic, our favourites, the bubblies.
Wine tasting in the cellar is for up to ten people. If there are more of you, we’ll find a different room.