Darwin Forest Country Park
Recently recognised for being one of VisitEngland's top three holiday parks in the country, Darwin Forest provides self-catering holiday lodges in the Derbyshire Peak District - convenient for Matlock, Bakewell and Chatsworth House.
5 Star Darwin Forest is set in mature woodland with superb facilities to help you experience a great holiday, with the freedom to do as much or as little as you like, come rain or shine!
Evolution Health and Fitness centre has a large swimming pool which is free to use for guests. The well equipped gymnasium, spa, sauna and steam room are available for a small additional charge. Beauty therapy and massage treatments are offered too.
Give yourself a break from cooking by visiting Foresters bar and restaurant. It has recently been refurbished and now offers fresh local produce used in a varied menu to suit all pockets. A takeaway service is also provided.
'Little Monkeys' provides a multi-level indoor play arena for our younger guests as well as an all day cafe where the whole family can get something delicious to eat. Free Wi-Fi internet access is now available in each lodge and the main facility buildings. Many of the lodges at Darwin now have their own hot-tub too.
Activities include tennis, soft play, orienteering, adventure playground, mini-golf, a stroll around the woodland walks or renting out mountain bikes. We have now even added electric bikes to our hire fleet - a great way to make a car-free visit to Chatsworth.
We take our responsibilities towards environmental management and conservation seriously at Darwin Forest and as a result have won the coveted David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award for the last fifteen years.