On the southern outskirts of the parish is West Park Homes, a modern development of residential park homes set in a tranquil, rural location but close to the main road network.
Darrington still has 2 working farms in the village and others within the parish boundary.
One of these farms is home to the Riding stables.
Though many surrounding villages have lost the essential infrastructure which keeps a village alive Darrington retains a vibrant social web with one of the most successful schools in the area.
Although the Post Office Licence has recently been lost from the village shop, with the help of local residents a part time service has been established in the Reading Rooms; the shop continues to serve the general needs of the village.
The Darrington Reading Rooms have undergone an extensive refurbishment, which included improving the access ,throughout the summer of 2013. As a result it can now offer comfortable surroundings for meetings, presentations and parties.
The Hall has excellent lighting and acoustics and will accommodate 40 seated at tables, more for presentations etc. There is a large presentation screen. The fully equipped kitchen boasts 2 ovens, 2 hobs, a large microwave, fridge, catering tea urn and there is central heating and toilets
Suitable for children's parties with low seating and tables to seat 20.
The reading room is available for private and public functions; Contact Mr Michael Britton on 01977 708205
There are 3 Public houses, 2 Hotels and One Golf Club within Darrington
The Darrington Hotel provides affordable food and accommodation, and has a well equipped children’s play area
The Kyte Hotel provides good food, accommodation and a function suite for events.
The Spread Eagle is the ‘village pub’ with a regular clientele, serving good food and real ale. Regular Quiz night Monday 9pm.
The Mid-Yorkshire Golf Club is to the east side of the village.This is a top class club with an extensive club house and function suite for events.
The Parish Council maintain an excellent relationship with local police officers, the local force is always represented at the annual Feast and Fayre and the crime prevention team regularly drop in to one of the Reading Room coffee mornings where residents get their chance to raise concerns.
Recent Projects include provision of new decorative street lighting, the annual planting of hanging baskets and Planting boxes through out the village, Gradual replacement of wooden planters with stone and the provision of two new notice boards to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee.