Bodiam Castle - New Year, New You

Walking the dogs with the family in the Autumn

Here at Bodiam Castle we've come up with some great ways for you to get started on your New Year's resolutions. Try out some new dishes with our warming winter recipes, get outdoors with the family or go on a walk for well-being around the grounds. Got some time to give? Why not spend it volunteering at a medieval castle?

A costumed volunteer working in the castle kitchen at Bodiam Castle in East Sussex

Find your role at Bodiam Castle

As a charity, Bodiam Castle relies heavily on the work of its volunteers to keep its doors open for ever, for everyone. We have a wide variety of volunteer positions for you to get stuck into, from estates volunteers, to castle guides and even storytellers. Get in touch with us today to start your volunteer journey.

A family dangling their legs off the bridge over the moat

Get the whole family outdoors

From exploring the great outdoors on a walk to trying some of our '50 things' activities, we've got lots of ways to get the whole family closer to nature. With activities for each season and every kind of weather, you’ll never be short of wild ideas.

National Trust coronation cauliflower

Try a new recipe

We love food and we've got some great recipes to prove it. If eating healthily is on your list of resolutions but you're out of ideas, take a look at our recipes and see if they inspire you to create your next culinary masterpiece.

A view of Bodiam Castle in the autumn sunshine

Walking for well-being

The colder seasons can revitalise you with some refreshing walks to clear your head. Why not try some mindful walking to get ready for the new year? Walking in nature has proven benefits, including boosting your mood and improving your sleeping habits.

Swimmers stretch out in preparation for a challenge at Formby Beach, Merseyside

Become a fundraising champion

Fancy making a New Year's resolution that doesn’t involve giving something up? Why not sign up to our 125 challenge and become a fundraising champion? We’re celebrating 125 years of looking after nature, beauty and history – and it’s all thanks to supporters like you. In our anniversary year, we’re challenging people to raise £125 doing something wild or wonderful for the special places in our care.