Landal Darwin Forest is an award-winning holiday park set in 44 acres of woodland, surrounded on all sides by the most beautiful Derbyshire countryside. 

Our 137 luxurious self-catering pine lodges sleep from 2-8 people, allowing you to relax and spend quality time in the great outdoors, either for an indulgent break or for an adventure with your family and friends. 

You might feel very tempted to never leave the park, with its swimming pool, steam room, spa, sauna, gym, mini golf course, tennis courts, footpaths, cycling trails, archery zones, café and restaurant, not to mention an adventure playground, huge indoor play centre and games room for the younger members of your group.  But if you do decide to venture further afield, Landal Darwin Forest is the perfect base from which to explore the Peak District National Park.

Landal Darwin Forest Lodges

Our lodges are purpose-built to provide luxurious, cosy, comfortable accommodation for your short break or family holiday.  Choose from traditional or more contemporary lodges, with one, two, three or four bedrooms, all with quality furnishings and wonderful facilities.

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As well as comfortable and spacious bedrooms, all lodges have a fully-fitted kitchen, a bath and/or shower, and a veranda with garden furniture.  Each has a flat-screen TV with Freeview/DVD/CD and wifi.  All lodges are provided with bed linen, duvets, towels, and complimentary toiletries, and beds are made up for your arrival.  Spa lodges have an outdoor hot tub.

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Pets are welcome in some of our lodges for a small additional fee.  Please contact us for more information.  All our lodges are non-smoking.

Choose and Book Your Accommodation

For full details of all our lodges and to choose the one that’s right for you, click here to see our full range of accommodation.

Landal Darwin Forest Facilities

The Foresters Bar and Restaurant can be found within the heart of Landal Darwin Forest.  Serving up an extensive menu, including a wide variety for children and a take-away menu, there really is something for everyone.  The Foresters Bar and Restaurant includes a large designated family area and a conservatory reserved for adult diners only.  Well-behaved dogs are also welcome in the bar area, meaning that you really can include the whole family!

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The £1.5m Evolution Health & Fitness complex at Landal Darwin Forest offers a great range of facilities and treatments, meaning that you can find something for the whole family to enjoy. 

For pure indulgence and relaxation, why not book yourself in for a stress relieving back massage or a hot stone therapy during your stay?  You know you are in safe and comforting hands with the on-site trained therapists who offer a range of experiences. 

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Or if you’d like to be more energetic, start the day off with an invigorating swim in our heated pool.  Swimming is included within the cost of your stay.  If you are over 16 and would like to get fit during your stay, then why not use the spa and gym facilities for only a small additional charge? 

Alternatively, recharge your batteries by taking a stroll through the nearby nature reserve or one of the many woodland walks at Landal Darwin Forest.  Get close to nature and follow the paths or cycle trails with the amazing trees towering over you.

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Other facilities and activities include:

  • Spa, steam room and sauna
  • Trim Track
  • Cycle Hire
  • Mini Golf
  • Tennis Court
  • Snorkelling and Sea Scooters
  • Waterwalkerz
  • Body Zorbs
  • Pool Table
  • Fencing and Archery
  • Orienteering Course
  • Little Monkeys Indoor Play Centre
  • Children’s adventure playground
  • Shop
  • Launderette

Please note, some activities are subject to age restrictions. Extra charges apply for some activities.

Landal Darwin Forest Location

The Peak District National Park boasts 555 square miles of the most beautiful countryside in the United Kingdom.  It’s a great place for an activity holiday – whether you love climbing, cycling, riding, para-gliding or running – but it’s also perfect for just strolling and soaking up the views at your own pace. 

Landal Darwin Forest is close to the lovely towns of Matlock, Matlock Bath and Bakewell, and is only a short drive from the historic country estates of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.  Or for a perfect family walk, make sure you visit the stunning area of Dovedale, one of the best loved beauty spots in the Peak District National Park, and indeed one of the most visited natural sites in Britain.

Chatsworth House

Late Availability Deals

Darwin Forest Luxury Lodge Holidays

Darwin Forest Luxury Lodge Holidays

Special offers packages can be reserved and paid for at the time of booking or added to an existing booking by calling Reception on 01629 732428

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suits every season

Always came in summer it was so beautiful, but I think I'd love autumn too.

Winter, had an amazing family twixmas break at Darwin forest last year xx

Winter but have also stayed in Summer & Spring - love it 😍

Stayed in all seasons & love them all! Did feel extra magical tho the first time we ever stayed here (over 10 year ago) & it snowed! It’s a stunning place hence why we keep returning with our little family x

Autumn for taking photos but winter is my favourite

Last year's snow made it extra special! But we love visiting in all seasons!

I love it any time of the year xx 😘😘

Winter but my favourite place in any weather! See you soon 😀

Always been in winter but would love to stay in summer

Love it all year around x

Only visited for new year breaks but loved it there

All of them but if I have to choose autumn


Winter 😍



Winter with a hot tub !

All of the above

See you in November

ANYTIME but usually February


Chloe hoping it's winter 😊

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We are regulars at Darwin and will be there in 3 weeks and I've looked at Feb. next year unless I'm mistaken the price has jumped to over £900 for 3 nights 😔😔 that's a normal 8 berth with hot tub. We've only paid £600 this year. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi Karen, let me look into this for you and I will DM you tomorrow. See you soon 😀

Hi Karen it is just the 12th February for the peak half term weekend where the price rises. If you can come on the 5th or 19th it will be a similar price.

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