We are now able to take bookings for your 2014 holiday or short break. Booking early means you will be able to get the best choice of lodge and if you book before 1st September 2013, you will get it at this year’s price (where bank and school holidays change the retrospective 2013 holiday price will apply).
Following further positive reports from our guests, both Sandybrook and Darwin Forest have been granted Trip Advisor Certificates of Excellence for 2013. Very many thanks to all those that posted reviews to help us achieve this status once again.
If you are planning to visit the area on the weekend of 8/9th June, be sure to join in with the Bakewell Baking Festival, which is being held in the town for the first time. Star bakers Stacie Stewart and Edd Kimber will be on stage, coupled with Edwina Currie, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, tea dance, custard pie fight and more… www.bakewellbakingfestival.co.uk If you haven’t already booked accommodation, we have four berth lodges available with £60 off the usual 3-night rate.
The BBC have entered the debate over electric bikes with an interesting article all about them. Have a read of it here.. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21786511 ..and then to help you make your mind up whether an e-bike is for you or not, give one of ours a try at Darwin Forest on your next visit.
At a glitzy Chatsworth House dinner this week, Hugh Grayson (Chairman) and Steve Mower (Head Chef) picked up the award for Best Family Friendly Venue in the prestigious Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards 2012. The award went to the recently revamped Foresters bar and restaurant at Darwin Forest Country Park and is testimony to the great food and welcoming atmosphere that has been created in our bistro-style eatery.
Darwin Forest is holding its popular bonfire and fireworks display on the evening of Saturday 10th November. This will be followed by a disco in the recently refurbished Foresters. Several lodges are still available to book, for 3 nights from Friday 9th, for up to 6 people. Prices start from £259 per lodge, sleeping 4 people. Entry to the bonfire, fireworks and disco is free to guests.
The new 2013 brochure is out now and can be downloaded here
Little Monkeys becomes Little Monsters for the nights of 1st and 2nd November. Children get a monster buffet, 2 hours play, wicked disco, scary face painting, games, fancy dress competition and Creepy Cavern. £10 bookable in advance (tel 01629 736212). SORRY, THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT!
Over this summer we have replaced all the towels in lodges with new soft, white, bath sheets. The bed linen has been upgraded too - all the Skyline, Vogue and Woodsman lodges now have plush white striped cotton duvets and other lodges have been upgraded with a simple brown weave pattern on their duvet covers. We hope that you’ll enjoy them on your next visit!
We are currently offering two and four bedroom lodges for sale at both parks as buy to let investments, with attractive yields of around 7.5%. Refer to the ‘For Sale’ section of the website for further details.