ACTIVITIES (Pick your favourite adventures)

We offer a great range of activities on and off-site, these include:

Canoeing                                              Team building

Raft building                                        Kayaking

Paddleboarding                                  Archery

Spa Treatments                                   Yoga

Beauty Treatments                             It’s a knockout

Zip wire                                                  Mega assault course

Cocktail making                                  Land Zorb

Climbing wall                                       Crime Scene Investigation

Alton Towers                                        Chatsworth House

Pot Holing                                            Chocolate making

Hiking                                                    Rock Climbing

                            Plus, many more! Just ask!

Our large stone-built newly decorated Darwin Hall is a wonderful event space for larger events, hosting up to 150 people, with two function rooms that can be used for your group needs. There is also The Haven, our meeting suite, ideal for smaller groups up to 30 guests. This has a wonderful relaxing area with soft furnishings and TV with log burner for those colder nights!

A Luxury Countryside Venue for Group Events

Darwin Lake is perfect for businesses, families and friends organising group events. Darwin Lake and its Peak District Cottages provide the perfect base for a relaxing countryside break in Darwin Forest. Our charming Event Village plays host to 17 beautiful, stone-built cottages. 4-star rated by Visit England. All are situated around our stunning 20-acre private grounds with lake, woodland and meadow, sleeping up to 127 guests.         

We are ideal for group accommodation near local attractions, market towns and Peak District villages and the unrivalled accessibility of the Peak District National Park countryside on the doorstep. We also offer catering and bar services along with Team Building and entertainment services to your group. Customers include Nando's, Specsavers, Games Workshop, Ikea and many other happy customers.

Corporate events – For Companies running conferences, away days, training and team building events, award dinners and celebrations.

Families – Time away with the family is always special. For everything from anniversaries to birthdays, we’re always happy to book out multiple cottages for guests.

Groups of friends – A countryside getaway is a great way to catch up on lost time with a group of friends and why not book some fun activities to go along with your stay?

We have packages from 4 to 127 guests to stay over and more for activities and events, our Event Village is the perfect base for your stay. Ask about our complimentary stays for you to visit us and meet our expert staff and plan your next adventure!

Call us now for a quote to meet your individual needs!

Group Packages

We have grouped together our beautiful cottages that work perfectly for the following group sizes.

13-15 Guest's

16-18 Guest's

20-24 Guest's

24-30 Guest's

34-36 Guest's

36-44 Guest's

48-50 Guest's

50-74 Guest's

Exclusive Hire 100-110 Guest's

The price banding for group packages is from 1 night to 4 nights depending on your choice.

We provide bespoke group packages for groups of any size; packages are tailored to your group requirements. For more information regarding bespoke packages please contact our friendly team by calling 01629 735859 or email

Book a Group Event

Please get in touch with our team today for more information about running your next adventure with us, we are here to help.

Visiting The Peak District

The stunning Peak District National Park remains one of England’s top tourist attractions. A place of outstanding natural beauty, it includes seemingly endless places to explore for outdoor activities and is a haven for walking, climbing, hiking and cycling. From picnics in tranquillity to hikes across demanding terrain, there is something to satisfy every taste here. Nestled outside the village of Two Dales, our Holiday Village at Darwin Lake is the perfect base from which to explore it all.

  • Covers more than 555 square miles
  • Brings more than 22 million visitors each year
  • Stretches into Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester & Staffordshire
  • Great for outdoor activities
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