18 March 2021   

With location comes lifestyle and Stockland Willowdale Retirement Village will keep you living a fulfilling life right into retirement.

Only a hop, skip and a jump away, you have so much to enjoy with family, friends and your local community. From golf, scenic gardens, markets and dining – you are living amongst everything you need right here at Willowdale Retirement Village.

Here are a few our resident favourites, we know you will enjoy too!

Country Club Gledswood Hills
Location: 91 The Hermitage Way Gledswood Hills NSW 2557
Phone: 02 9606 5301
Website: https://www.countryclubgh.com.au/

In the mood for some good food and live entertainment? The Country Club Gledswood Hills is just 6.8km from our village and it’s a resident favourite for a casual meal, a good beverage and some good ol’ chit chat.

The proud home of the GWS Giants, this club is your go-to for its social atmosphere, unique menu choices, live entertainment and events. Feeling lucky? There’s always promotions going on in the club. Just bring yourself, your new village mates and enjoy getting amongst your local community.

Brighton Lakes Recreation & Golf Club
Location: 43 Brickmakers Drive Moorebank NSW 2170
Phone: 02 9195 1000
Website:  https://www.brightonlakesrgc.com.au/

Who likes starting their days with a round of golf? Brighton Lakes Recreation & Golf Club is 16.3km from our village, and it’s well worth the short drive.

Tee off surrounded by panoramic views of green fairways, lush treescapes, water features and bird life. There’s 18 championship holes designed by golf architect Bob Harrison to keep you challenged and those skills maintained.

After a hit, why not head up to the clubhouse with your mates and enjoy stunning views, a good meal, some banter and better yet, a well-deserved beverage. With live entertainment, raffles and activity nights, you might find yourself here for hours!

If you’re moving into the area there’s ‘Welcome to the Club’ days where you can meet the team, meet members and hear about the club's rich history, events and rules to get you fully acquainted.

Cobbitty Village Markets
Location: Cobbitty Public School | 306 Cobbitty Road, Cobbitty
Phone: 0438 512 728
Website: https://www.cobbittymarkets.com.au/

What are you up to this Saturday? The Cobbitty Village Markets are a 15km drive from our village, and our residents just love going to check out the stalls!

With over 150 local stalls this market has something for everyone. Be inspired by craft goods, pick up some delicious gourmet foods and fresh local produce, sample some fudge or buy yourself some new knick-knacks. Pop your feet up and enjoy a BBQ cookup, some Devonshire tea or a little treat.

Here’s an idea! Why not get a group together and have a bake off with all the produce you’ve picked up? Homemade jam, pickled onions, chunky apple pie or your secret recipe tomato relish...!

Picton Botanic Gardens
Location: Regreme Road Picton
Phone: 02 4677 1100
Website: https://visitwollondilly.com.au/destination/picton-botanic-gardens/

Fancy some fresh air, a walk or some relaxation time? Whether solo or with friends, the stunning Picton Botanic Gardens are situated along Stonequarry Creek, which is a 35km trip from our village.

Plan your outing with a packed picnic and some exercise shoes. There’s walking and cycling tracks around the gorgeous Australian gardens. Then stop only when you’ve found her perfect picnic spot. Chuck out the rug, kick back and share a charcuterie board and some wine amongst friends.

If you’re feeling like some me time, the gardens are the perfect place to curl up with a good book, watch the world go by, practice some tai chi or even meditate. With the stunning background you might even be inspired for a spot of painting (make a note to pack your painting supplies for next time!).

Steve from the Social Committee runs the bus to the gardens once a month, so make sure you’re on it to enjoy a social outing with your new friends. There might even be a few fun pit stops along the way – thanks Steve!

Lindt Chocolate Shop
Location: Shop 20/5 Viscount Place Liverpool
Phone: 02 9601 1214
Website: https://www.lindt.com.au/cafes-shops/  

When our residents are feeling like a fine chocolate outing, they head to the Lindt Chocolate Shop, a short 15.9km drive from our village.

Step into a world of the finest Lindt chocolate collection. A truly unique environment, all five of your senses will be engaged as you encounter an unforgettable chocolate experience. Think Lindor milkshakes, sundaes, cakes and of course chocolates – yum! It’s the perfect place for a dessert-hit with your fellow residents, or an outing with your grandkids that you just know they’ll be excited about!

P.s when that chocolate guilt creeps up, just remind yourself that cocoa can help to reduce blood pressure!^

^ Source: Healthy Food Guide


Find out more about Willowdale wonderful community. Call 1800 72 71 70 today to speak to Rebecca and arrange a tour of the village.