Luxury Lodge Holidays in the Derbyshire Peak District

Darwin Forest in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District is one of the UK's top holiday parks and provides luxury self-catering holiday accommodation. The park has been named 'Best in Britain' in the large lodges & parks category at the 2023 Hoseasons Awards and has previously won 'Gold' in the Visit England Awards for Excellence and the Derbyshire & Peak District Awards.

The Park is family owned and we put customer service at the heart of our business. Our company mission statement is to ‘Delight every guest so they wish to return’. 

We have been welcoming guests to Darwin Forest for over 25 years, many of whom return year after year. We are very proud of our Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and for the hundreds of positive reviews we have received. You can be confident that a holiday in one of our luxury lodges will be remembered for all the right reasons. 

Reception is open daily from 08.30 - 20.00 by telephoning 01629 732428 or by emailing  

How to choose the

Perfect Lodge

Our lodges are the perfect place to stay for a romantic break, a family holiday or to get together with friends and family for a special occasion. Lodges sleep from two to eight people and offer home from home comforts. Each lodge has a veranda with outdoor furniture for dining alfresco and spa lodges include an indulgent outdoor hot tub. We have eight types of lodges with many welcoming pets. 

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So much to

See and Do

The Peak District was the UKs first National Park and is home to breathtaking views with an abundance of walks and cycling trails just waiting to be explored. Add to this a vast array of attractions including stately homes, theme parks, family attractions and natural wonders such as caverns and dales and you and your family will have a fantastic range of exciting days out to choose from.

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The park boasts an impressive range of facilities including Evolution Health and Fitness Centre which includes a spa area and beauty rooms, the Foresters bar and restaurant and Little Monkeys indoor playcentre. There is also an array of woodland walks and cycling trails and a selection of sporting activities for all the family to enjoy. 

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