4th January 2017 – 31st December 2018
We have some fantastic National Properties throughout Derbyshire with many open throughout the Year. Hardwick Hall and Ilam are popular properties nearby.
20th December 2017 – 28th February 2019
Take a journey beneath the earth with expert guides, explore the vast limestone caverns see how crystal stalactites have lined the chambers over millions of years. Stroll though beautiful woodland trails to a panoramic Peak District hilltop viewpoint.
20th December 2017 – 1st February 2019
Take an incredible Underground Journey by Boat. Enter the inner world of the underground cave system in the heart of the Peak District National Park and absorb the atmosphere as a watery silence echoes all around you.
1st January 2018 – 1st January 2019
Go Active provides a range of fun activities that all the family will enjoy. To reserve your space please contact Evolution Health and Fitness Centre by telephoning 01629 736222. Timetables can be found on our website.
1st February 2018 – 4th March 2018
Enjoy exploring the gardens and enjoy wonderful displays of Snowdrops and Aconites.
1st February 2018 – 30th November 2018
Have a fun filled day at the Peak Widlife Park. Lots of animal experiences for the family to enjoy.
10th February 2018 – 25th February 2018
Have a great day out at the Heights of Abraham and jump aboard a cable car. Once at the top explore the caves, visit the exhibitions, enjoy a fantastic meal and have fun in the adventure playgrounds.
17th February 2018 – 25th February 2018
Chatsworth Country Park
The Farmyard and adventure playground is open from the 17th - 25th February.
17th February 2018 – 31st December 2018
Matlock or Rowsley Station
Peak Rail welcomes you to journey back to a bygone age and experience the thrill of steam and diesel on our preserved railway, operating between Rowsley South and Matlock Platform 2 for a distance of 4 miles and open to the public throughout the year. Open for half term: 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25 February and weekends throughout the year.
17th February 2018 – 25th February 2018
Perched on a ridge high above the Vale of Scarsdale, on the site of a medieval fortress, Bolsover Castle is an extraordinary 17th-century aristocratic retreat and runs events for all the family to enjoy at weekends and during school holidays. For half term, explore Bolsover Castle in search of Dug, Hognob and the rest of the Early Man tribe. Follow the clues and complete the quest to uncover centuries of history in one day.
Available All Year Round
Fancy a go at Clay shooting whilst on Holiday? Just 5 miles from Darwin Forest is Joe Nevillle's Shooting Ground, coach to the Great Britain Shooting team. The shooting ground caters for individuals and groups. Please ask reception for details and make sure you book in advance.
Darwin Forest Country Park
Amanda McConnell is a Lifestyle Photographer who works with people who want something different and individual from their photo shoot experience. As an experienced ‘natural light’ photographer, Amanda is working with Darwin Forest Country Park to provide couples, families and groups with the opportunity to experience a lifestyle photo session in the comfort of their lodge or in the beautiful surroundings of Darwin Forest, during their stay. When you book a photo session with Amanda, you're not just booking a photographer, but someone who takes a lot of pride in their work, who is truly passionate about what they do and who pays great attention to the small details. Amanda prides herself on creating images that you will fall in love with, that will bring you smiles everyday and that will give you a lifetime of memories you can look back on for many years to come!
Tell your story with Amanda on a lifestyle photo shoot...
Sandybrook Country Park, Ashbourne
Go Active provides a range of fun activities that the whole family will enjoy and take place at our sister site Sandybrook Country Park near Ashbourne. Activities such as archery, fencing and Body Zorbs, in addition to fun and creative activities designed for 3-7 year olds, are delivered by our qualified instructors who will ensure you not only learn a great new skill but also have a fantastic time.
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- 944 Independent Reviews
- Certificate of Excellence 2017
The Glade26 September 2017
These lodges are something else, pretty much perfect, fabulous inside and out. Genuine 5 star finish. The setting is beautiful... Read Full Review
Tranquility26 September 2017
Such a beautiful place, so quiet and relaxing. Staff and accommodation was outstanding. Everything we needed was on site.... Read Full Review
Exceptional Break20 September 2017
We recently stayed at Darwin Forest and enjoyed every minute. The lodge was clean, spacious and had everything we needed. Read Full Review
Better than Centre Parcs11 September 2017
Where to begin? Firstly up until 2 weeks ago I was a HUGE Centre Parcs fan. Not anymore! Read Full Review
Mr Little Elf