If you are looking for a conference event or team building activity that is a little different, yet loads of fun for everyone, then Pärnu, Estonia’s prime spa resort town on southwest coast, is the way to go! There is a great choice of activities in and around the city in picturesque settings to provide with unique shared experiences that will bond your team for years to come.Let us share a handful of best activities what to do in Pärnu and nearby!
Though no longer considered a cure-all, mud has been a mainstay of Pärnu’s resort industry since the 19th century. Thanks to its abundance of top-quality spa hotels, Pärnu is the perfect place to incorporate wellness-related activities into your eventprogramme. You can put a healthy spin on your group’s workday with spa treatments, pilates breaks, yoga classes and more, or even round out the day with a full-fledged pool party.
Relaxed guided cycling tour around Pärnu
Best way to get to know Pärnu – pedaling through the charming old town, hidden yards, beach parks and promenades, passing coastal meadow hiking trail, watching urban cows and enjoyinga few pitstops on the way.
Surf Club Activities
Beachfront Aloha is one of the most respected surf clubs in Estonia and can arrange all varieties of water-related fun. Aloha offers lessons in windsurfing, kitesurfing, skimboarding, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and rents out equipment like kayaks. And if you are looking for a bit of lunch or an evening meal after the lessons, then we can arrange your own private BBQ.
Sunset Sailing Trip on Pärnu Bay
Finish your day with a relaxing sail into the sunset- imagine this special moment, relaxing on the deck with friends and loved-ones, sipping your drink and waiting for the sun to slowly sink behind the horizon.
Heart-stopping, exhilarating and unforgettable driving experience
Thrillseekers can test their nerves on the auto24ring motor racing circuit – the most modern racing circuit in the Nordics – where participants can take high-speed laps in sports cars, learn to drift in a drift taxi and even put the pedal to the metal in an Formula 1! The Racing Car Experience is an ideal way to feel like a real racing driver– an experience your team or guests won’t never forget.Auto24ring isthe only permanent racing circuit in Estonia for cars and motorcycles, and the only track that has a FIA Grade 4 license in the Baltics. The complex includes a rallycross track, off-road track, and more
Prison Escape – brilliant escape game
Best place to pump up your adrenaline- The old Soviet prisonhas beenturned into an escape room after the jail closed in 2007. This complex is so big that up to 24 people are needed to play the three-hour long game. The rooms are full of puzzles constructed from the prison’s most psychotic prisoners.Escaping from the depths of this real prison is a sure-fire way to get your adrenaline pumping. Located within walking distance from central Pärnu, CCCP Prison Escapeis the biggest escape rooms complex in Northen and Eastern Europe.
Golfing in Pärnu
Spending a relaxing day on the green is made easy by Pärnu’s nearby golf courses.
Pärnu Bay Golf Links, is often considered one of the most amazing links courses in northern Europe. Actually, it has even been included in the top 100 golf courses in the world in 2020 list.
Taking inspiration from a ball on a tee, the architects have created the ultimate in links course clubhouses. A top the highest point on the course, the glass-walled restaurant offers a breathtaking 360-degree view – diners may enjoy the sea, forest, or golf course, or all three with just a turn of the head. The panoramic terrace is ideal for drinks and dining, or for an unparalleled view the first shots and finish of any tournament.
White Beach Golf, an 18-hole golf courselocated near Valgerand (White Beach) is also amongEstonia’s top 3 golf courses. The 84-hectare area includes greens, wide fairways and a total of about 19 hectares of water obstacles. The links-type course is perfect for any golfer.
Corporate Rowing Race
The city of Pärnu is strongly associated with its surrounding water, both the Baltic Sea and Pärnu River. Next to this, rowing is the most prominent sport and has brought the city of Pärnu many Olympic medals and international fame.Set up a fantastic networking event at Pärnu Rowing Club. Learnrowing on Pärnu river under the guidance of instructorsand finish off on a high note with a thrilling boat race where teams will go up against each other in a boats designed for 8 rowers. Onecan think of it as a Harvard-Yale Regatta! Tie up the event with a a well- known barbeque chef, yummy coctails and it will be definitely an event to remember!
For tennis lovers in your group – set up a mini tennis tournament at the Pärnu City Tennis Club
For those who enjoy getting up really early set up a morning run to explore the city. A healthy dose of fresh air and exercise in the form of a brisk morning run is a fantastic way to start off any conference day.
Underwater photo shoot
Ever heard of a spa hotel offering an underwater photo shoot? Estonia Resort Hotel & Spa has come up with this fascinating experience to add a touch of magic to their guests’ stay. Picture this: first, you’ll achieve maximum gorgeousness with a waterproof make-up session in a private sauna (bubbles included). Then you’ll dip into the pool, smile for the photographer and come up for air. There’s even an option for a team photo – imagine how instagrammable that would be!
Craft Cider Tasting Tours
Cider tasting is a real treat at any time of year. There are several independent cider producersin Pärnu county cateringfor all kinds of groups and happy to tailor the event to you. Visit either Jaanihanso Cider House or Tori Cider Farm and learn all about how cider is made and try some of favourites from the shelvesand cellars. On a visit, you can meet the cider makers, walk around the organic farms, taste limited-run styles, and learn all the nitty-gritty behind this operation that’s a true labor of love.
Visit the island where women rule the world
For an unforgettable cultural experience, arrange a trip to nearby Kihnu island, where the centuries-old traditions and general atmosphere have been wonderfully preserved since the days when this was the domain of seafarers, fishermen and seal hunters.There is a saying in Estonia “Tough island woman” and nowhere is this more true than on Kihnu. Men went off to fish, to hunt seals, or to work on mainland and one never knew if they were coming back. Women stayed on the island and took care of everyday errands– doing all the farm work, fishing when needed, and making the handicraft. On Kihnu women have carried the traditions for centuries and they lead the community to this day. Kihnu’s cultural space has been on UNESCO’s List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2003.
Clear your mind in the bog
In European countries, bogs have largely disappeared due to intensive human activity.In Estonia, however, roughly 20% of territory is still covered with bogs, which means that it is easy to organise a bog walking tour from any town.
Getting to Pärnu is quick and easy. The city sits roughly halfway between Tallinn and Latvia’s capital Riga. For meeting rooms and accommodation there is plenty of high quality hotels to choose from, we highly recommend Estonia Resort Hotel & Spa and Strand Spa & Conference Hotel.
Our experienced DMCs can tailor team building events to meet precise requirements or can suggest activities to suit your brief. So if you want something a bit different for your corporate day out, then just contact us with your anticipated dates and numbers and you can be sure your staff or guests will thank you for it
For more information on the range of activities offered in Pärnu, please contact :
Specialist of Tourism Development
Pärnu City Government
+372 444 8364