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About Landal Darwin Forest, Matlock, Peak District

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Landal Darwin Forest is nestled in stunning woodland close to Matlock and Bakewell on the edge of Derbyshire’s breathtaking Peak District.

Proud holder of a Visit England Award for Excellence in 2016, this top park unites scenic splendour with truly fabulous facilities – perfect for enjoying quality family time at entirely your own pace.

With an abundance of activities available on site, from tennis, mini-golf, footpaths and cycling trails to Bodyzorbing, archery, Waterwalkerz and snorkelling, there really is something for everyone to enjoy. Younger children can go wild In the Little Monkeys indoor play centre, while the Activity Den hosts pool tables and a games room ideal for older kids.

The Trim Trak obstacle course, orienteering and the simple pleasures of a woodland walk are hits with the whole family, alternatively Evolution Health and Fitness offers a swimming pool, spa and gym together with indulgent beauty therapies! The local area hosts a huge amount of history with the set of Pride and Prejudice Chatsworth House, it is a film lovers and historians dream.

Take a walk into the Peak District and discover the stunning area of Dovedale and climb up the famous Thorpe Cloud for panoramic views across the valleys, or for the thrill seekers amongst us there is the world famous Alton Towers Theme Park and a wealth of family attractions close by.

At this Park

    Facilities:
    Indoor heated pool

    Evolution health and fitness leisure centre

    Spa*, steam room*, sauna* (over 16s)

    Gym* (over 16s)

    Massage and beauty treatments

    Foresters Bar and Restaurant

    Explorers Café

    Wi-Fi access

    Trim Trak

    Cycle hire*

    Mini golf*

    Fencing*

    Archery*

    Pool table*

    Tennis court*

    Childrens playground

    Snorkelling and SeaScooters*

    Waterwalkerz*

    Body Zorbs*

    Orienteering course*

    Woodland walks

    DVD hire*

    Parking for two cars next to lodge††

    Shop, launderette*
    Facility Dates:
    ††Two spaces is subject to size of the vehicles
    All facilities available for all dates. *Charges apply.
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    1. 9.4 / 10

      Chatsworth Elite 1 (LP1470)

      Luxuriously equipped lodge with king size double with flat screen TV, ensuite spa bath and separate shower cubicle. Sauna.

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    2. 9.2 / 10

      Haddon Classic 2 (LP2149)

      Lodge with one double and one twin. Shower or bath with overhead shower.

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      Prices from £364 per week

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    3. 8.8 / 10

      Chatsworth Elite 2 (LP3815)

      Luxuriously equipped lodge with one double with flat screen TV and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer.

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      Prices from £431 per week

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    4. 9.2 / 10

      Haddon Classic Vogue 2 (LP14313)

      Modern lodge with one double and one twin. Shower or bath with overhead shower.

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      Prices from £449 per week

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      Haddon Classic 2 Vogue WF (LP15002)

      Lodge with one double and one twin. Wet room. Suitable for parties including visitors with partial disabilities – please check when booking.

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    6. 9.5 / 10

      Haddon Classic 3 WF (LP7593)

      Lodge with one double with ensuite shower and two twin. Wet room. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. Suitable for parties including visitors with partial disabilities – please check when booking.

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      Prices from £453 per week

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    7. 9.1 / 10

      Haddon Classic 3 (LP2092)

      Lodge with one double with ensuite shower and two twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer and washing machine.

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      Prices from £453 per week

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    8. 9.6 / 10

      Chatsworth Elite Vogue 1 (LP14311)

      Contemporary and luxuriously equipped lodge with king size double with flat screen TV, ensuite spa bath and separate shower cubicle. Sauna.

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      Prices from £459 per week

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    9. 9.5 / 10

      Chatsworth Elite Vogue 2 (LP14315)

      Contemporary and luxuriously equipped lodge with one double with flat screen TV and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer.

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      Prices from £509 per week

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    10. 9.3 / 10

      Chatsworth Elite 1 Spa (LP5885)

      Luxuriously equipped lodge with king size double with flat screen TV. Ensuite spa bath and separate shower cubicle. Sauna. Outdoor hot tub.

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      Prices from £559 per week

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    11. 9.1 / 10

      Haddon Classic Vogue 3 (LP14318)

      Modern lodge with one double with ensuite shower and two twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer and washing machine.

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      Prices from £561 per week

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    12. 9.2 / 10

      Haddon Classic Vogue 2 Spa (LP14314)

      Modern lodge with one double and one twin. Shower or bath with overhead shower. Outdoor hot tub.

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      Prices from £569 per week

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    13. 8.8 / 10

      Chatsworth Elite 3 (LP3816)

      Luxuriously equipped lodge with one double with flat screen TV and ensuite shower and either two twin or one double and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. No pets.

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      Prices from £575 per week

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    14. 8.8 / 10

      Chatsworth Elite 2 Spa (LP4203)

      Luxurious contemporary styled lodge with one double with flat screen TV and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.

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      Prices from £595 per week

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    15. 9.5 / 10

      Chatsworth Elite Vogue 1 Spa (LP14312)

      Contemporary and luxuriously equipped lodge with king size double with flat screen TV. Ensuite spa bath and separate shower cubicle. Sauna. Outdoor hot tub.

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      Prices from £609 per week

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    16. 9.3 / 10

      Chatsworth Elite Vogue 3 (LP14320)

      Contemporary and luxuriously equipped lodge with one double with flat screen TV and ensuite shower and either two twin or one double and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. No pets.

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      Prices from £625 per week

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    17. 9.7 / 10

      Chatsworth Elite Vogue 2 Spa Plus (LP14317)

      Contemporary and luxuriously equipped lodge with one king size double with flat screen TV and ensuite shower and one twin with flat screen TV and ensuite bath with overhead shower. Fridge and freezer. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.

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      Prices from £659 per week

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    18. 9.4 / 10

      Haddon Classic Vogue 3 Spa (LP14319)

      Modern lodge with one double with ensuite shower and two twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.

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      Prices from £689 per week

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    19. 10 / 10

      Horizon Spa (LP14832)

      Luxury lodge positioned on an exclusive meadowland development with one king size double with flat screen TV, luxury ensuite shower and his and hers sinks and one twin with flatscreen TV and a luxury ensuite with freestanding bath and shower. Fully integrated kitchen including fridge/freezer, washing machine and wine cooler. Comfortable open plan lounge area with feature fire and dining table with four chairs. Spacious verandah with garden furniture and outdoor hot tub. No pets.

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      Prices from £712 per week

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    20. 9.3 / 10

      Haddon Classic Vogue 4 (LP14322)

      Modern lodge with two double and two twin. Ideal for parties of couples or two families sharing. Bath with overhead shower and separate shower room. Fridge/freezer and washing machine.

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      Prices from £729 per week

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    21. 8.8 / 10

      Chatsworth Elite 3 Spa (LP6057)

      Luxuriously equipped lodge with one double with flat screen TV and ensuite shower and two twin or a further double and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.

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      Prices from £739 per week

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      Glade Exclusive 1 Spa (LP15103)

      Brand new for 2017. Sumptuous romantic woodland lodge set within the exclusive ‘Glade’ development, perfect for romantic breaks and special occasions at any time of the year. Large master bedroom with king size bed and flat screen Smart TV. Double doors open into a luxurious ensuite bathroom with feature freestanding bath, integrated wall TV, separate shower and two person sauna. Fully equipped kitchen finished to exacting standards including Dolce Gusto coffee machine, wine cooler and dishwasher. A washing machine is also provided. Spacious yet cosy lounge, featuring a large Smart TV with wireless audio connectivity and games console, leads out through French doors onto private decking with feature brise soleil, quality outdoor furniture and luxurious hot tub. No pets.

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      Prices from £759 per week

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    23. 9 / 10

      Chatsworth Elite 4 (LP3279)

      Luxuriously equipped lodge with two double, one with flat screen TV and two twin. Bath with overhead shower and separate shower room. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. No pets.

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      Prices from £765 per week

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    24. 9.3 / 10

      Chatsworth Elite Vogue 3 Spa (LP14321)

      Contemporary and luxuriously equipped lodge with one double with flat screen TV and ensuite shower and two twin or a further double and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.

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      Prices from £779 per week

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    25. 0 / 10

      Glade Exclusive 2 Spa (LP15104)

      Brand new for 2017. Executive woodland lodge set within the exclusive ‘Glade’ development, ideal for couples and small families. Master bedroom with king size bed, Smart TV and ensuite, accessed through the dressing area, with luxurious freestanding bath, integrated wall TV and separate shower. Bedroom two includes twin beds, Smart TV and ensuite with large shower and walk in wardrobe/dressing area. Stylish living space including high quality feature kitchen complete with island, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, wine cooler and dishwasher. A washing machine is also provided. Spacious lounge provides an ideal space for entertaining and features a large Smart TV with wireless audio connectivity and games console. French doors open out onto private decking with feature brise soleil, quality outdoor furniture and luxurious hot tub. No pets.

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      Prices from £799 per week

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    26. 8.9 / 10

      Chatsworth Elite Vogue 4 (LP14324)

      Contemporary and luxuriously equipped lodge with two double, one with flat screen TV and two twin. Bath with overhead shower and separate shower room. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. No pets.

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      Prices from £809 per week

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    27. 10 / 10

      New England Spa (LP14834)

      Luxury lodge positioned on an exclusive meadowland development with one king size double with ensuite shower and flat screen TV and two twin, both with flat screen TV. Luxury bathroom with bath and seperate shower. Fully integrated kitchen including fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Comfortable open plan lounge area with feature fire. Dining table with six chairs. Spacious verandah with garden furniture and outdoor hot tub. No pets.

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      Prices from £841 per week

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    28. 9.5 / 10

      Skyline Spa (LP14833)

      Luxury lodge positioned on an exclusive meadowland development with one king size double with flat screen TV and ensuite shower and two twin both with flat screen TV. Luxury bathroom with bath and shower. Fully integrated kitchen including fridge/freezer and washing machine. Comfortable open plan lounge area with feature fire and dining table with six chairs. Spacious verandah with garden funriture and outdoor hot tub.

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      Prices from £841 per week

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    29. 9.5 / 10

      Haddon Classic Vogue 4 Spa (LP14323)

      Modern lodge with two double and two twin. Ideal for parties of couples or two families sharing. Bath with overhead shower and separate shower room. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. Outdoor hot tub.

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      Prices from £859 per week

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    30. 9.4 / 10

      Chatsworth Elite Vogue 4 Spa (LP14325)

      Contemporary and luxuriously equipped lodge with two double, one with flat screen TV and two twin. Bath with overhead shower and separate shower room. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.

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      Prices from £939 per week

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    31. 0 / 10

      Glade Exclusive 3 Spa (LP15105)

      Brand new for 2017. Exceptional woodland lodge with contemporary design features set within the exclusive ‘Glade’ development, ideal for families and groups of friends. Master bedroom with king size bed, Smart TV and en-suite with luxurious freestanding bath, integrated wall TV and separate shower. Two further bedrooms, both with twin beds, Smart TV and en-suite shower rooms. Spacious and stylish living space including high quality feature kitchen complete with island, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, wine cooler and dishwasher. A washing machine is also provided. Large lounge with impressive vaulted ceilings providing a superb social space and featuring a large Smart TV with wireless audio connectivity and games console. French doors open out onto private decking with feature brise soleil, quality outdoor furniture and luxurious hot tub. No pets.

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      Prices from £1049 per week

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    32. 10 / 10

      Woodlands Cottage (LP7303)

      Superbly appointed single storey stone cottage with two king size doubles, one with TV and two twin. Two luxurious and spacious bathrooms both with bath and separate shower cubicle. Kitchen including dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. Garden with sun terrace. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.

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      Prices from £1115 per week

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    33. 0 / 10

      Glade Exclusive 4 Spa (LP15106)

      Brand new for 2017. Exceptional woodland lodge with unique design features set within the exclusive ‘Glade’ development, ideal for families and groups of friends. Two double bedrooms with king size bed, Smart TV and en-suite bathroom and shower room. The bathroom has an integrated wall TV. Two further twin bedrooms, both with Smart TV and shared en-suite with large shower. Exceptionally designed central living space including feature vaulted ceiling, high quality kitchen complete with Dolce Gusto coffee machine, wine cooler and dishwasher. A washing machine is also provided. Large lounge provides a superb social space featuring a large Smart TV with wireless audio connectivity. Separate stunning games room perfect for ‘chilling out’ with snug-style corner sofa, large TV, games console and pool table. French doors open out onto private decking with feature brise soleil, quality outdoor furniture and luxurious hot tub. No pets.

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      Prices from £1339 per week

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    Landal Darwin Forest reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.2

    out of 10

    – based on 567 reviews

    Overall rating

    9.2

    Facilities

    9.0

    Location & surroundings

    9.3

    Helpfulness of staff

    9.5

    Value for money

    8.6

    Go Active programme

    8.9

    Go Active instructors

    9.4

    10 / 10

    Natalie from Beccles

    It is the most beautiful relaxing place which is why we keep coming back!

    10 / 10

    Hayley from Preston

    Just returned from our week at Darwin Forest for February half term, which was fabulous. We stayed in a Chatsworth Elite 2 Bedroom lodge which was warm and toasty even though there were blizzard conditions outside for our first couple of days. From our welcome at Reception, to the staff at Evolution, and those running the activities we booked for our 8-year old (archery and waterwalkerz), everyone was friendly and helpful. There's plenty to do in the area, and we will definitely return. Thanks!!

    10 / 10

    Sheila from Bolton

    We have never visited Darwin Forest Holiday Park before, but we had a fantastic holiday and were very impressed with how well the Park was organised and managed. The Lodge was exceptionally well equipped and furnished, as well as being spotlessly clean. The facilities on the site were excellent, especially the swimming pool and the the Foresters Restaurant. The surrounding countyside was ideal for walking, and we will definitely be coming back for another holiday.

    10 / 10

    Emma from Sheffield

    Lovely stay, clean lodge, great location, would highly recommend

    10 / 10

    Hannah from Birmingham

    Love this place! Home from from with peace and relaxation. Lodges are well equipped, clean and inviting. Just hope it's popularity doesn't change anything.

    10 / 10

    Derek from Pilling

    This was one of the best holidays we've ever had and will definitely go again, we went to see the dark skies and hopefully the aurora borealis and were not disappointed. The lodge was great especially the hot tub which we loved , never having been in one before

    10 / 10

    Rosanna from Consett

    We had such a fantastic time, my children lost their tiny minds with how wonderful the place was. Pool, park and squirrels what more could you ask for. The staff made the experience even better, from skilled archery instructor to extremely knowledgeable reception staff who helped us plan our weekend away even in the off season.

    10 / 10

    Stacey from Gateshead

    Lovely relaxing break. Hot tub was fab. Lovely lodge immaculate everything u need included

    8 / 10

    Kenneth from Hexham

    We had a fantastic 4days at Keilder. The lodge was lovely, very clean and warm. There was everything we needed and the staff were on hand when we requested information on the area. One of our party made use of the pool and sauna facilities. We ate in the bar/restaurant twice during our stay. The food was exceptionally good and reasonably priced. The area is outstanding with lovely walks straight from the lodge. No need to use your car if you want a complete break.. unfortunately it was cloudy day and night so we didn't see the dark skies but we will certainly be going back for another try. Thank you to the friendly staff who made sure we had a really good experience.

    9 / 10

    Derek from Darlington

    we ate out a couple times in the bar both times very good meals & good value for money leisure facilities were clean & well organised all staff very helpful

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