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Darwin Forest Country Park
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Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

Nice, relaxed location. Good gym and pool. Comfortable lodges and good on site mini market and restaurant. Overall pretty good value, not sure if we would go again but nice break. No phone signal caused some problems but apart from that everything was fine.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Thank RobboJNottingham
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Pinelogger, Owner at Darwin Forest Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

Thank you for your comments. We do suffer with poor mobile phone signal as we are in the middle of a forest, but this can either be a bonus for our guests or an inconvenience.

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We stayed as a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 children aged 7 & 3. We stayed in the Elite 2 lodge which was excellent, everything you need and spotless. Check in was very easy and quick. The site is very good and the gym/pool (Evolution) is excellent and also the kids play gym. The restaurant is ok more pub type food rather than restaurant quality. It was a shame it rained the 4 days we were there and did not end up walking or cycling too much.
All in all it's a very good place to visit and would go again.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Pinelogger, Owner at Darwin Forest Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

Your comments are appreciated. I will ask for the sunshine if you choose to book again but I cannot make any promises!!

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We have just returned from a mid week break, despite the weather we had a great time, this is a good venue for families of all ages. Good facilities, pool, gym,playground and games room. All very clean and well presented in a lovely setting. We would definitely visit again as there is much to see in the local area.
There are obvious improvements taking place at present and this could include more paving around vehicle parking areas as the ground was getting churned up.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Jon C
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Pinelogger, Owner at Darwin Forest Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

We are all glad you had a "lovely break". Hopefully better weather next time!!

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Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

Just back from a 4 night midweek break at half term. The lodge was to a high standard and always warm. The only thing missing was a tumble dryer. It rained most of the time and it was hard to keep things dry. On our first night Forresters was fully booked and they were so busy they could not do take aways. We booked for the secomd night. It took 70 minutes to get our pizzas even though the restaurant was not full. I only had the pizza because they had run out of the vegetarian pasta. The pizza was not thin crust as advertised. It was stringy soggy and very difficult to eat. It was a real disappointment.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
Thank Sally B
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Pinelogger, Owner at Darwin Forest Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

Thank you for your comments. I am sorry you experienced a very busy "foresters bar & restaurant". Unfortunately with up to 400 people on site we have to run on a booking system to guarantee a table. Takeaways are cooked from exactly the same kitchen so when orders come into the kitchen they are cooked in an order if they are unable to cater for a takeaway they will recommend a local alternative who deliver to the lodge..
I am sorry you did not enjoy your pizza, they are normally amazing!!

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We have just had a fantastic family weekend at Darwin Forest Country Park - we stayed in the Woodland Cottage. It completely catered for all our requirements - five adults and two toddlers, there was a large dining room together with a large kitchen, spacious well laid out bedrooms with two large family size bathrooms, cots and highchairs also provided. To top it all the garden was enclosed and the children could play outside, they did need to be supervised however as there are a few steps and brick wall just off the patio area leading to the raised lawn. The swimming pool and facilities were excellent and there were plenty of outside things to do with the children. There is an indoor soft play area on site and there is a charge for this, but there is was sufficient to do as the weather was good - a last resort if its raining. We had Sunday lunch in the restaurant and that too was very good. All the staff from the reception, bar staff, on-site cleaners to the maintenance man were very friendly and helpful. We had such a good time we booked again for next year. Well done Darwin Forest!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Paul and Diane D
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Pinelogger, Owner at Darwin Forest Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

Thank you for your review. It sounds like you had a great holiday!!

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