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

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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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Fancy staying at our award winning lodge holiday park in the Peak District - recently named the BEST IN BRITAIN at the Hoseasons Awards. We have limited weekend availability for the rest of the year and the festive period so if you want to join us in 2019 book now or alternatively secure your perfect lodge for a 2020 break with a small deposit. www.darwinforest.co.uk

Fancy staying at our award winning lodge holiday park in the Peak District - recently named the 'BEST IN BRITAIN' at the Hoseasons Awards. We have limited weekend availability for the rest of the year and the festive period so if you want to join us in 2019 book now or alternatively secure your perfect lodge for a 2020 break with a small deposit. www.darwinforest.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

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Brilliant place to stay 🐶🐶❤️x

Love it here so relaxing

See you new year 🍾🍻🎶

Sarah McVeigh, best in Britain, only the best for us ladies 🙂

Louisa Stanley that's us on Friday....🎊🎉

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Landal Darwin Forest has just been named BEST IN BRITAIN  at the Hoseasons Awards. We are so proud of all our team who continue to delight our guests with their exceptional customer service at our fantastic lodge holiday park in the Derbyshire Peak District 😀

Landal Darwin Forest has just been named BEST IN BRITAIN at the Hoseasons Awards. We are so proud of all our team who continue to delight our guests with their exceptional customer service at our fantastic lodge holiday park in the Derbyshire Peak District 😀 ... See MoreSee Less

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Very much deserved! We come every year without fail, just love it 💖 Well done! Xxx

Well deserved we love it so much we try to visit every year since we discovered how lovely a place it is. Fabulous staff and excellent variety of lodges. Beautiful area.

Well done x

Wonderful you guys.😍

Brilliant well done all , we love Darwin , we travel every year from Kent to stay with u.

Well deserved it’s a fantastic place and would love to return

We stay every year and the staff are always fantastic. Well done 👏🏻🌟

Just had a brilliant weekend there what a great place and lovely staff xx

Congratulations guys we loved staying with you well deserved x

HUGE congrats to the fab team here, this is such an amazing place

Well done, we are coming up for a holiday next week. Really looking forward to it

Congratulations we love it there and are back in a couple weeks can't wait x

Congratulations, you can't find a better relaxing get away x

well deserved. we have been so spoilt. any other park always manages to disappoint as we are always comparing it to yourselves

Congratulations well deserved 🎉🎉 we go every year it’s an amazing place we love it 😍 keep up the good work 💗

Well deserved. Darwin Forest is my happy place!

Fantastic!!! Well done x x x x

Well done thats fantastic xx

Congratulations Well Done all of you. Brilliant news 👏 xx

Congratulations very well deserved 🥂

Fantastic achievement. X

Well deserved fantastic place I have lost count how many times we have stayed there. It as got to be around 70 times. We are there two weekends before Christmas and then there for a week at Christmas with my two sons and their families. We are staying in the glade which is on my bucket list.

FANTASTIC!! Huge congratulations to all involved! 🌟🌟🌟

Congratulations we are staying over Christmas it will be our 7th time!!!!

Wow! An amazing achievement xx well done xx

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You never disappoint 😊

How special

5th year coming and love it, already booked for next year ( February and bonfire event) 😮

It was brill!! Our first time here. We will be returning next year!! 😊👌🏼

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Hope it lights .Its had 20inches of rain

Beth Elias Owain Elias Shaun Gilbert will have to go here again another year 🔥

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If you are trick or treating onsite tonight, please only visit the lodges that are displaying the orange pumpkin signs that we provided #happyhalloween

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We loved doing a haunted trail! 💕💕💕

Fantastic idea. Clear for all which lodges to knock on or not!

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There are lots of spooky Halloween events taking place at Haddon Hall this half term

There are lots of spooky Halloween events taking place at Haddon Hall this half termDaring to pass the threshold of Haddon Hall this Halloween?

Dress to impress in your spookiest attire and bring your own carved pumpkins to display throughout our chambers.

Book advance tickets online: ow.ly/ETw730pMmMF
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TICKETS NOW SOLD OUT

Little Monkeys would like to remind everyone that this week on Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st we will be closing at 3pm for our Halloween Parties. Last admission is 1pm 🕷🧛‍♂️👻🧙‍♀️
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We still have a few lodges remaining for Festive breaks. Why not join us on the 23rd December for Christmas, a short Twixmas break starting on the 27th December or celebrate the New Year in style with a break starting on the 30th December. Book now at www.darwinforest.co.uk

We still have a few lodges remaining for Festive breaks. Why not join us on the 23rd December for Christmas, a short Twixmas break starting on the 27th December or celebrate the New Year in style with a break starting on the 30th December. Book now at www.darwinforest.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

The Starlight event at Crich Tramway Museum runs from Monday 28th October until Saturday 2nd November.  Trams will be running into the early evening and the Village and Woodland Walk will be illuminated. There will also be lots of activities for children to enjoy.

The Starlight event at Crich Tramway Museum runs from Monday 28th October until Saturday 2nd November. Trams will be running into the early evening and the Village and Woodland Walk will be illuminated. There will also be lots of activities for children to enjoy. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sarah Ellen Wainwright loved our day at The Tramway Museum, can imagine it will look magical with all the lights in the evening. ❤️xxxx

Or yer he was a old man toby flick is hat it was funny.x

Laura Walker this is what I mentioned the other day x

Beverley Cadogan we will definitely be going there xx

Linda Thomas Christine Simms remember when we took Toby on this and he pulled the conductors hats off 🙈🙈😂😂

Paula-Steve Wright not that far from where you will be!

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Christine Ann

Sam Steele Hall Tuesday ? Xxx

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4 weeks ago

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SATURDAY CANCELLED; SUNDAY STILL COULD BE ON, ANNOUNCEMENT TOMORROW AT 10AM.

Unfortunately the forecasters were right and the river is currently at flood levels and far too dangerous for the boats to parade as planned at our Matlock Bath Illuminations this evening. The boats are the centrepiece of every Illuminations so it is with great regret that we have to cancel tonight's entire event - the first time this has happened in 18 years.

The funfair, which is a fixed attraction, will however be open this evening and entry to the grounds will be free of course, but our advice to any visitors is to stay well clear of the river, which is in flood.

Everyone who has pre-booked will get full ticket refunds. This will happen automatically in the next few days.

Please note it is not possible to transfer Saturday tickets to Sunday, and we won't know until 10am tomorrow if we can reopen ticket sales for Sunday.

Tomorrow is looking more positive. The forecast is for a dry, sunny day, with river levels predicted to reduce. We will make a decision at 10am tomorrow on whether the final night of the 2019 Illuminations goes ahead and will make a timely announcement here.

Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
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