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Welcome to Darwin Forest Country Park

One of the UK's top holiday parks, Darwin Forest Country Park is set in the heart of the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District and provides luxury self-catering holiday accommodation, perfect for visiting scenic countryside, stately homes including Chatsworth House, picturesque villages, theme parks and a wide range of local attractions.

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Our Spa Lodges provide the ultimate way to wind down and relax

Why not sink into the relaxing bubbles of your own outdoor hot-tub, the ultimate way to wind down whilst on holiday. Relax and unwind in the hot water bubbles and let the powerful jets massage away your stress. Hot-tubs are discreetly positioned on the deck outside your lodge for your exclusive use...

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5-Star Darwin Forest Country Park is set in 47 acres of mixed woodland between Matlock and Bakewell – right in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District. Having won a VisitEngland Award for Excellence in 2012, Darwin Forest is one of the top three holiday parks in the country.

With a wide range of superb facilities to help you and your family experience a great holiday with the freedom to do as much or as little as you like… at Darwin Forest you set the pace. Here we have created for you the perfect setting to relax, enjoy your holiday and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Getting to Darwin Forest

From the M1: Leave the M1 at jcn 29, taking the A617 to Chesterfield, then follow signs for the A632 to Matlock. Continue for about 3 miles then turn right onto the B5057 to Darley Dale. After 3 miles you will see a sign for the Derbyshire Dales, Darwin Forest is on the right-hand side 100 yards further on...

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This Certificate of Excellence is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor – the world's largest travel site.

  • 370 Independent Reviews
  • Certificate of Excellence 2014


25 May 2014

We stopped for the bank holiday weekend at the beginning of May and had a fantastic time with our four year old. We stopped in... Read Full Review



21 May 2014

Absolutely beautiful place. Hired 2 eight berth cabins for weekend break for party of 13 celebrating a birthday. Ages ranged... Read Full Review


"Simply Fantastic"

14 May 2014

Best lodges we have stayed in. Beautiful surroundings, lovely lodge, and ours had an inbuilt sauna.....We had a wonderful... Read Full Review


"Excellent for family get-together"

6 May 2014

We took four chalets for a long week end to celebrate a birthday. The whole experience was excellent. Welcoming and good... Read Full Review