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Darwin Forest Country Park

Matlock, Derbyshire
Lodges owned Lodges owned
Lodges for rent Lodges for rent
Log cabins owned
Log cabins for rent (120)
Pets allowed Pets allowed
Family park Family park
Buy to let permitted
Hot tubs Hot tubs
WiFi in Lodges WiFi in Lodges
WiFi in Public Areas WiFi in Public Areas
Wheelchair access Wheelchair access
Warden on site Warden on site
Bar Bar
Childrens play area Childrens play area
Coffee shop
Cycle hire
Cycle paths
Designated Parking Designated Parking
Entertainment Entertainment
Games room
Golf - pitch and putt
Meeting rooms Meeting rooms
Nature trail
Restaurant Restaurant
Sauna Sauna
Shop Shop
Spa treatments
Swimming pool (indoor) Swimming pool (indoor)
Takeaway Takeaway
Visitor parking Visitor parking
Parking on site Parking on site
Café on site Café on site
Credit cards accepted Credit cards accepted

Our fantastic onsite facilities include Evolution Health & Fitness, which has a swimming pool, spa and gym, with complimentary use of the indoor swimming pool included in your holiday. There is also a beauty therapy and massage suite offering a full range of relaxing treatments for you to indulge and pamper yourself.

For the younger members of your family, Little Monkeys indoor play centre will provide hours of fun and entertainment. Whilst the Activity Den is perfect for older children with pool tables and a games room to keep them entertained. The Activity Den also includes a complimentary soft play area for under 5s and is adjacent to the outdoor playground.

We also offer a range of fun activities onsite that are suitable for children and adults. Let our qualified instructors train you on the art of archery or the skills of fencing. For a more adventurous activity you could try bodyzorbing, waterwalkerz or snorkelling!

For all the family to enjoy, we have an all weather tennis court, mini golf and an abundance of footpaths and cycling trails. Our Trim Trak obstacle course is also very popular with families as is the orienteering course and woodland walk.

Swim indoor
Health spa
Horse riding
Cycle hire
Leisure centre
Bowling green
Nature trails
Ten pin bowling
Theme park
Water sports

Darwin Forest is situated between Matlock and Bakewell and is one of the UK's top holiday parks having won a Visit England Award for Excellence in 2016. Darwin Forest combines luxury self-catering holiday accommodation with fantastic onsite facilities including a swimming pool, gym and spa. Our luxury lodges are nestled within a 47 acre woodland paradise and are furnished to the highest standards.  The woodland setting creates a peaceful location from which to fully relax and get closer to nature. It is the perfect place to stay for visiting scenic countryside, stately homes including Chatsworth House, picturesque villages and a wide range of local attractions.

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These details were last updated on 16th August 2020

Awards & Memberships

David Bellamy Conservation Award - Gold
England for Excellence
Tourist Board Rating (Holiday Park) 5 Star
BH & HPA Member

How to get there

From M1 Leave at junction 29, taking the A617 to Chesterfield, then follow signs for the A632 towards Matlock. Continue along the A632 for about 3 miles before taking a right-hand turn onto the B5057 towards Darley Dale (Darwin Forest is signed here too). After a further 2 miles, Darwin Forest is found on the right-hand side. From Matlock Take A6 north, then B5057 through Two Dales village, up through two very sharp bends, onto the top of the moor. Just after the first minor crossroads, Darwin Forest is found on the left-hand side.

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