The hot tub at Evolution Health & Fitness
Evolution swimming pool
Chatsworth Elite Lodge at Darwin Forest
Chatsworth Elite lodge
Luxury Lodges
Little Monkeys play centre
Very comfortable lodge interior
Darwin Forest Hot Tub - great for all the family
Explore and enjoy together

Darwin Forest Country Park Matlock Derbyshire

..5 star luxury holiday lodges


  • Disabled Access
  • Dog/Pet Friendly
  • Games room
  • Group Friendly
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • 5 Star
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Book Online

Darwin Forest Country Park in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District is set in 47 acres of mixed woodland between Matlock and Bakewell. Having won a VisitEngland Silver Award for Excellence in 2016, 5 star Darwin Forest is one of the top holiday park

Darwin Forest Country Park - An award winning holiday

At Darwin Forest Country Park, on the edge of the stunning Derbyshire Peak District, we have created the perfect setting for you to relax, enjoy your holiday and leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life far behind. Our luxury lodges are nestled within a 47 acre woodland paradise and are furnished to the highest standards.  The tranquil location and comfortable lodges provide the perfect setting for you and your family to relax and enjoy valuable time together.  We pride ourselves on complimenting the natural beauty of the Peak District and for the 19th consecutive year, we have been awarded Gold in the David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme in recognition of our measures to protect and enhance the natural environment. Why not make the most of the tranquil surroundings by booking a Spa lodge with a private hot tub situated on the outdoor veranda? The soothing bubbles provide an indulgent treat and ensure that you enjoy a completely relaxing holiday.

Darwin Forest Country Park – for all the family

Darwin Forest is the perfect destination to enjoy a family holiday. 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. 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.

Darwin Forest Country Park – Perfect anytime of year

The Peak District National Park is a fantastic place to visit all year round. The spectacular landscapes change with the seasons, with each providing unique opportunities to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors. The numerous local attractions are also quieter out of the summer months making it an ideal time to visit. During the summer months a BBQ on your lodge’s veranda is a must or during the winter months you can snuggle up in front of the feature fire with a glass of wine. If you want to give yourself a break from cooking you can enjoy a coffee and lite bite at the Explorers cafe or you can visit the Foresters bar and restaurant which has an extensive menu serving fresh, locally sourced produce. A takeaway menu is also available. For your essential groceries we have the Woodland Store which also stocks gifts sourced from the local area. It also provides a DVD rental service so you can enjoy a relaxing evening in the comfort of your lodge.



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Two Dales
T: 01629 732428

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