Recreational Activities at The Woodland
Choices for recreational activities are as varied as our residents. You can take a class, join a group, enjoy a swim, play a game or catch a fish. Browse our Newsletters for a full picture of recreational activities and community involvement at The Woodland.
Our excellent staff is always busy planning enriching activities for residents, including bingo games, tea parties, birthday parties, and festivals of all sorts as well as art classes, Wii bowling, scrapbooking, art activities and classes, bridge and canasta. Special celebrations include monthly birthday parties and major holidays, including Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day and the Fourth of July.
Several clubs have also formed at The Woodland including sewing, quilting and even a coffee chat club. Join the fishing or walking club to get fresh air and sunshine.
Other common activities include:
- Movies and popcorn
- Garden Club
- Visits from community organizations and school children
- Cultural Lecture Series with coffee and pastries
- Spiritual devotions
- Musical events
Woodland residents love their excursions into the Farmville community and surrounding areas.
- Walton’s Mountain Museum
- Crewe Train Museum
- Trolley tour of historic Richmond
- Poplar Forest
- Local wineries
- Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball game
- Lynchburg Hillcats baseball game
- James River ferry ride
- Matinees at the movie theatre
- Nights out for pizza
- Shopping trips
Another advantage of life at The Woodland is our location in the vibrant, two-college town of Farmville. Both Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College offer a variety of life-enriching opportunities, including lectures, concerts, classes, and theatrical productions. Less than 2 miles away, Farmville downtown boasts the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, multiple restaurants, unique shopping experiences, and pottery and art studios.
A quarter-of-a-mile walk from The Woodland is the Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library which overlooks the beautiful Wilck’s Lake Park. From there you can access the Sarah Terry Walking Trail, a gentle 1.5-mile hike around the lake, and the Farmville Blueway paddling trail. Access to High Bridge Trail State Park is less than half a mile away and is great for walking, running, biking or even horseback riding.
Farmville also offers bus service to The Woodland’s residents with a stop on campus. The service is free of charge to senior citizens.
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