Explore the Forest!

5th April 2019

In partnership with Forestry England we have created a Forest Activity Bag for you to hire from Reception and use onsite. You and your family can spend the day exploring and learning about the forest and the natural environment.  Become a nature detective and use binoculars to spot wildlife up … Read More »

The Ultimate Peak District and Derbyshire Bucket List: 101 Great Things To Do

1st April 2019

In celebration of English Tourism Week (30 March – 7 April), Visit Peak District have compiled the Ultimate Peak District and Derbyshire Bucket List: 101 Great Things To Do. From ordering a pint in the real ale capital of the world to exploring the UK’s first National Park and … Read More »

Some of our Favourite Views

20th February 2019

There are so many spectacular views in the Derbyshire Peak District to enjoy but below are a few of our favourites: Bamford Edge Bamford Edge provides incredible views over the Upper Derwent Valley with the Derwent and Ladybower reservoirs sitting majestically in the countryside below. There are p … Read More »

Great Alternative to Center Parcs

27th December 2018

You only need to read our reviews on Trip Advisor to realise that many of our guests compare us to Center Parcs. Keep reading for 10 reasons why we think a holiday at Darwin Forest is a great alternative to Center Parcs, alongside a quote from a previous guest on Trip Advisor.  We are small … Read More »

Wet Day Wonders!

9th December 2018

The saying goes that, “There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing” and that analogy is certainly true in the Peak District! Even when the weather is bad, the Peak District is still breathtakingly beautiful, so we would still recommend you put on your waterproofs and get out … Read More »

Pet friendly Peak District

20th November 2018

The Peak District is the perfect place for you to enjoy a holiday with your four legged friend and our lodges are the perfect place to stay! Both parks have lodges that have been designated as pet friendly accommodation and at Darwin Forest, we also have ‘The Coppice’ – Seven excl … Read More »

Time for Tea?

16th November 2018

We love to enjoy an afternoon tea and we are very lucky that there are an abundance of tea rooms in the area. Some of our favourite tea rooms are ideally situated in picturesque locations so that you can enjoy a walk or a bike ride before your refreshments….. Hassop Station is ideally locat … Read More »

Family fun cycling on the Monsal Trail

23rd October 2018

The best thing about staying at Darwin Forest is that the Peak District never shuts, no matter what the time of year and no matter what the weather! The Peak District was Britain’s first National Park and each year attracts over 10 million visitors. Its spectacular landscapes and array of acti … Read More »

Enjoy a day out at a National Trust property in Derbyshire

1st October 2018

There are lots of National Trust Estates to visit in Derbyshire, including stately homes and breathtaking countryside. The White Peak Estate incorporates the stunning Ilam Park, Dovedale and the Manifold Valley. Ilam Park is ideal for families and dog walkers, with gentle riverside walks and a popu … Read More »

Farmyard fun at Chatsworth

12th September 2018

In the week before our four year olds started school we decided to enjoy a day out at Chatsworth Adventure playground and farm yard. Chatsworth House is one of the most famous stately homes in the UK and in addition to the house, it boasts an adventure playground and farm yard, magnificent gardens a … Read More »

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