At award winning Darwin Forest we have an impressive range of facilities* so you and your family will never be short of things to do, no matter what the weather.
Our onsite facilities include Evolution Health & Fitness which has a swimming pool, spa, gymnasium and beauty therapy and massage suites.
For the younger members of your family, Little Monkeys indoor soft play centre will provide hours of fun. Older children will enjoy the Activity Den with pool tables, table tennis, air hockey and arcade games.
If you want to give yourself a break from cooking you can enjoy a coffee and light bite at the Explorers café or you can visit the Foresters bar and restaurant which has an extensive menu serving fresh, locally sourced quality ingredients. A takeaway menu is also available if you wish to dine alfresco or in the comfort of your own lodge.
For all the family to enjoy, we have an all weather tennis court, mini golf and an abundance of woodland walks and cycling trails. Take a look at the Darwin Forest Site Map here.
Please view our Accessibility Statement for information on our facilities.
* Charges apply to some facilities and activities. Please see individual boxes below.
Bring your own bike or hire a bike from us and explore the abundance of cycle routes in the local area. £7 half day/£12 full day.
Enjoy a range of fitness classes in our dedicated studio. Classes include Studio Spin, Pilates & Body Conditioning. Charges apply.
Onsite we offer Archery, Fencing, BodyZorbing, WalterWalkerz and Snorkelling & SeaScooters. For further info & charges see the Activities page.
Book one of our Spa Lodges and you can relax in your own private hot tub.
Orienteering is a great way to explore the park as you test your navigation skills and learn fun facts with our orienteering course. Maps are available from reception for £1.
Complimentary use of the indoor swimming pool is included in your holiday. Over 16s are welcome to use the spa and gym facilities for a small charge - £3.75 each or £6 for both. Visit the Evolution Website
This mega indoor play centre offers a world of fun with concession rates for children staying on the park of £3.50. The Explorers café is open all day for breakfast, a light bite or lunch.
Serving fresh food daily with an extensive menu including childrens' and take-away menus, the Foresters includes a large designated family area and there is a conservatory reserved for adult diners. Well behaved dogs allowed. Find out more here.
Our nine hole mini-golf course is perfect for everyone. Equipment is available to hire at reception. Children £1.50, Adults £2.00
With slides, fireman poles, ropes and climbing walls this is the perfect place to burn off some energy.
We have a tennis court and a short tennis court and all the necessary equipment is available to hire at reception. Tennis: £4 court hire plus £1 per racket. Short Tennis: £2 for court and equipment.
Trim Trak is a great way to have fun on the woodland walk as you challenge yourself on our obstacle course.
Take a delightful stroll through the nature reserve or one of the many woodland walks.
The new Activity Den includes 4 pool tables, table tennis, air hockey, a free soft play area for children under five and an arcades room.
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- 944 Independent Reviews
- Certificate of Excellence 2017
Jewel of Matlock6 April 2018
The park is one of the best we have stayed at. Lodges are spacious, very clean and well looked after. Read Full Review
A Wonderful Haven1 April 2018
It was our first visit for a short break and we immediately fell in love with the park. Our lodge was awesome, spotlessly... Read Full Review
Family Break26 March 2018
Just returned from Darwin forest.. Can't speak highly of this place. Looks brand new, all facilities look in great condition... Read Full Review
Excellent4 March 2018
What a wonderful weekend spent in such a beautiful location. Highly recommend this area as a place worth visiting. Read Full Review