5* Holiday Park In The Peak District With Luxury Lodges, Swimming Pool, Playground & Play Centre

5* luxury lodges in the Peak District with gorgeous indoor swimming pool, huge soft play, playground and activity den. Pet friendly and hot tub lodges available. Loads of woodland walks, cycling trails and amazing days out nearby – a great base for exploring the Peak District!

Landal Darwin Forest Highlights
  • 5* luxury lodges set in a forest in the Peak District
  • Pet friendly and hot tub lodges available
  • Evolution Health and Fitness centre with a heated indoor swimming pool, luxury spa,  gym and beauty therapies
  • Fantastic Little Monkeys indoor play centre (small charges apply)
  • Outdoor playground
  • Under 5s soft playroom
  • Delicious food and drink at the Explorers Café and Foresters bar and restaurant (children’s menu available)
  • Activity Den with pool table, arcade games and air hockey – great for older children
  • Woodland walks and cycling trails
  • Tennis courts & mini golf (small charges apply)
  • Trim Trak Obstacle course and orienteering
  • Bike hire available from Reception
  • BBQs available to borrow.
  • Awarded Gold in the Visit England Awards for Excellence
  • Lodges sleep from 2 – 8 people so great for family get – togethers and special occasions.
  • Close to the market towns of Bakewell and Matlock and within easy reach of CBeebies Land at Alton Towers, Heights of Abraham and Chatsworth House.
  • Located in the heart of England just 20 mins from the M1
  • Discounted tickets to local attractions are available from Reception
  • Free WIFI is available

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Luxury Lodges At Landal Darwin Forest

There are 137 luxury lodges at Landal Darwin Forest set within a lush 47-acre woodland paradise.  The lodges sleep between 2 and 8 people and each lodge has a woodland or parkland view and a veranda with outdoor dining furniture – great for al fresco dining in the summer!


There are pet friendly lodges and Spa lodges which have their own private hot tub on the veranda.


All the lodges are luxuriously furnished with comfortable sofas and a dining table and chairs.  The kitchens are very well equipped with a conventional cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and loads of crockery and useful cooking utensils.


There is also a flat screen TV with Freeview and DVD and CD player so you can relax after a busy day out and about.


The bedrooms are furnished with super comfy beds with all linen and towels provided.


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10 Reasons Why Babies & Toddlers Will Love Landal Darwin Forest
  • Going on a woodland walk or bike ride around the forest which surrounds the lodges at Landal Darwin Forest.
  • Swimming in the gorgeous indoor swimming pool
  • Letting off steam in the Little Monkeys indoor soft play area which has a ball pool, slides, tunnels and dedicated toddler area.  Parents can relax in the Explorer’s Café which serves fresh coffee, breakfast, snacks and meals throughout the day. Discounted entry is available for park guests.
  • Exploring the free indoor soft play area which is just for under 5’s.
  • Learning how to play mini golf or short tennis!
  • Enjoying a family friendly meal at the Foresters restaurant
  • Making new friends at the fantastic outdoor playground
  • Exploring the Peak District – Landal Darwin Forest is in a great location to explore the whole National Park
  • Family movie nights in your own cozy lodge – or having a BBQ in the summer months!
  • Being able to bring the family pet along with you – no need to leave your pet behind as dog friendly lodges are available.

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10 Best Things To Do Around Landal Darwin Forest With Babies And Toddlers

There are so many toddler friendly days out in the Peak District and Landal Darwin Forest is in a great location to get to them.

  • Go on a toddler friendly bike ride! Drive to Hassop Station and go cycling on the traffic free Monsal Trail which includes cycling through 3 former railway tunnels! Have an ice cream at the Hassop Station Café on your way back!
  • Crich Tramway Village is the home of the National Tramway Museum and is the perfect day out for transport loving toddlers. Once you’ve bought your ticket, you can spend the day hopping on and off vintage trams travelling along a mile long stretch of track.
  • Gulliver’s Kingdom is a theme park specially designed for children aged 2 – 13. There are loads of rides for toddlers in Adventure Land, Dinosaur Kingdom, Liliput Land and a special Under 5’s indoor play area in Toyland. Gullivers is only 15 mins away from Darwin Forest.
  • The Heights of Abraham  – Another must visit day out in the Peak District! Take the 7 minute cable car up to the top of High Tor hill, and spend the rest of the day exploring the 40 acre hillside park, cave, fossil factory and 2 playgrounds.
  • Chatsworth House and Farmyard – Just a 15 minute drive from Darwin Forest. As well as the formal gardens, there is an amazing farm with pigs, donkeys, chickens, sheep and lots of feeding demos and opportunities.  Toddlers will love the massive play area which includes a separate toddler area and a large sand and water play area.
  • Go on a buggy friendly walk  – there are  loads of ideas about suitable walks in Reception
  • CBeebies land at Alton Towers – an hour away from Darwin Forest.
  • Meet the animals at the fantastic Peak Wildlife Park
  • Explore the caves at Poole’s Cavern!

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Contact Info

Landal Darwin Forest, Darwin Forest, Two Dales, Matlock DE4 5PL, UK

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