Landal Darwin Forest – Glistening Displays at the Matlock Bath

Indulging in the freshest air, an active spirit and an outdoor lifestyle is for many people worlds away, but for the team at Landal GreenParks UK, this is in fact a way of life. Celebrating their vision with each and every one of their guests is always at the forefront of what they do.

On our bucket-list this Autumn Winter, Landal Darwin Forest is an enchanting woodland paradise set in the heart of Derbyshire on the edge of the breath-taking Peak District National Park. This year, the UK destination offers the perfect opportunity to view the Matlock Bath Illuminations, celebrating its 120th anniversary. Taking to the River Derwent the Venetian Boat Builder Association will create unique and illuminous displays, with thousands of spectators taking to the banks.

The boat displays run every Saturday 7:45pm – 9:30pm and Sunday 7:30pm – 9:00pm from the 9th September – 28th October and each Saturday spectators will be stunned by a fantastic accompaniment of fireworks.

This season, you can view the illuminations, or take some time out and indulge in outstanding natural beauty and luxury accommodation. Designed as the perfect destination celebrating a life of wellness, friends, families and couples are invited to enjoy a happy, healthy, balanced and fun lifestyle be it afternoon discovery trails, a private massage or a blood-racing body zorbs session.

In addition, you can also try your hand at being Robin Hood for the day with an archery class that provides a new bow case, woodland walks, Sea Scooters or Little Monkeys indoor soft play – there is something to keep the whole family entertained.

For the ones who are interested in making the trip to Derbyshire and the Landal Darwin Forest, stays starts from £299 per person based on four people sharing a ‘Haddon Classic 2’ luxury lodge. All the home-from-home comforts including flat screen TV’s, kitchen utensils, luxury toiletries by Rituals and an outdoor hot tub are all included (Selected accommodation only).

The award winning destination features areas of outstanding natural scenery, a welcoming on site pub serving locally sourced menus, a relaxing spa offering a range of top end holistic therapies such as massages, reiki, reflexology and many more along with a state of the art gym; Landal Darwin Forest is the perfect break for couples and families alike.

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. She studied English Literature at Fairfield University in Connecticut whilst taking evening classes in journalism at MediaBistro in NYC. She then pursued a BA degree in Public Relations at Bournemouth University in the UK. With a background working in the PR industry in Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, Charlotte then moved on to launching Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden and has been running the online magazine for the past 10 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a bit too much effort into perfecting her morning brew.