New year, new you

Here at Chartwell we've come up with some great ways for you to get started on your New Year's resolutions. Learn a new skill with our warming winter recipe, start a new hobby with our gardener's tips or get fit on a walk around the Chartwell estate. Got some time to give? Why not spend it volunteering at the home of Sir Winston Churchill.

Volunteers attending Lady Churchill's rose garden at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Volunteer at the home of Sir Winston Churchill

As a charity, Chartwell relies heavily on the work of its volunteers to keep its doors open forever, for everyone. We have a wide variety of volunteer positions for you to get stuck into, from gardeners to minibus drivers and even premise maintenance. Get in touch with us today to start your volunteer journey.

vegetable patch in the kitchen garden at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Green fingers

Looking to learn a new skill? Or just want to spend more time outdoors? Make your garden the envy of your friends with the National Trust's top gardeners tips. From growing your own food, to putting the garden to bed for winter there's plenty of useful advice to get you started.

Winter sunshine at Toys Hill

Raise your fitness level 

All that Christmas pudding weighing you down? Walking is a fantastic way to start feeling great again; the stunning views are a hidden bonus. Take a walk from Chartwell to our nearby sites of Toys Hill and Emmetts Garden and enjoy some stunning views over the Weald of Kent whilst getting fit.

Display of pumpkins and squashes at Hidcote Manor Garden, Gloucestershire in September
Main courses

Get cooking 

Want to become a culinary whiz in the kitchen? We've got the perfect recipe to start you off with our smoky turkey and squash gratin. This recipe has an extra benefit as you can even use up some of those Christmas leftovers.