Lodge Availability

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.

Darwin Forest is perfect for...

Romantic Breaks
Family Togetherness
Pet Friendly Lodges

Our special offers

Late Availability
Special Offers

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...

More about our Spa Lodges

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...

Get directions to Darwin Forest


Meadowhall is an indoor shopping centre in Sheffield, Shop the latest high street and designer…


Crich Tramway Museum

The National Tramway Museum, at Crich, in Derbyshire, is situated within Crich Tramway Village, a…


Tropical Butterfly House Wildlife & Falconry

Wander among free-flying tropical butterflies, exotic birds and Egyptian fruit bats in a…


Heights Of Abraham

Heights of Abraham is a major tourist attraction in Matlock Bath. It consists of a hilltop park on…


Gulliver's Kingdom

For a fantastic day out visit Gulliver's Kingdom in Matlock Bath, specially designed for children…


Chestnut Centre-Otter Owl & Wildlife

A Conservation and Wildlife Park, is set in 50 acres of landscaped grounds and is home, to a…


Go Ape

Enjoy a Classic Tree Top Adventure Features a tree to tree zip wire (one of the only tree top zip…


Poole's Cavern

Poole's Cavern or Poole's Hole is a 2 million year old, natural limestone cave on the edge of…


Carsington Water

Is a Severn Trent water reservoir between Ashbourne & Wirksworth it has everything you need for a…


Alton Towers

There is something for all thrill seekers and families, with tons of terrific rides, blockbusting…


McArthur Glen Mansfield

East Midlands very own Designer Outlet with over 60 top designer and high street brands all with…


Chatsworth House

There is always something new to see and do in the house, garden, farmyard and adventure…



Matlock has good facilities for shopping, leisure and recreation. Hall Leys Park is a famously…



One of Derbyshire's finest and oldest market towns, with man historic buildings and medieval…


See what our guests think about us on Trip Advisor

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

  • 422 Independent Reviews
  • Certificate of Excellence 2014

Romantic break

9 October 2014

Just returned from a 4 night break at darwin forest ... Stayed in a spa lodge had everything we needed and more.. Facilities... Read Full Review

Christine L

Spa cabin; home from home!

7 October 2014

The surroundings were picturesque and quiet; it was only 5 minutes walk from the reception area - plenty of wildlife... Read Full Review


Enjoyable break

6 October 2014

Just returned from a 3 night weekend break - our second visit - this time we stayed in Chatsworth elite - spotlessly clean and... Read Full Review


Amazing 5*

29 September 2014

Just returned home from a fantastic weekend break with my husband. We hired a chatsworth elite, from the minute we pulled on... Read Full Review