As a proud supporter of bowls, we’re committed to giving you the very best bowling break experience anywhere. Whether you’re new to bowls or an experienced player, we offer a range of breaks across both our Resorts.
And as the only All-Inclusive Resorts in the whole of the UK you’ll enjoy all of this too, as standard, during your chosen bowls break:
Full board dining including four meals a day
Sports, leisure & activities
West End quality entertainment
Drinks included throughout your stay
Bowls at Hopton-On-Sea
With unrivalled facilities, and as home of the World Indoor Bowls Championships since 1999, our Resort on the Norfolk Coast is synonymous with the sport.
Boasting 14 indoor rinks, 4 outdoor rinks and additional facilities catering for all forms of the game, we offer a range of breaks at Hopton-on-Sea including free to enter tournaments in the following formats:
Indoor • Short Mat • Carpet
• Annual Association Breaks (Bowls England, EBF and ECBA)
Our indoor sports park features 5 newly-installed Dales rinks and with roll ups available throughout 2022, it’s the perfect opportunity to give a new sport a try, keep up with your practice during your break, or enjoy some friendly competition amongst friends or fellow club members!
Indoor tournaments will be featured on selected breaks from January 2023; with a reduced number of rinks, Five Lakes will host a smaller number of participants for a more intimate tournament experience.
Our Tournament Breaks at Potters Resorts offer the chance to enjoy friendly competition with like minded guests. Our bowls tournaments are included in our break, unless otherwise stated.
It’s important to register your participation in our bowls tournaments at time of booking, as playing schedules are arranged in advance of your break. It is therefore not possible to accept late entries to tournaments.
Potters Resorts Hopton-on-Sea offers the perfect venue for bowls club to enjoy their annual outdoor tour throughout the summer season. Our Norfolk resort provides a fantastic all inclusive break for your base, featuring superb bowls facilities for practice, roll ups or friendly competitions amongst your club while not playing matches.
With a number of well established and welcoming clubs within a short distance of our resorts, our team will help you touch base with local clubs to bring your tour schedule together. And we’ll even provide you with packed lunches on days where you’re out playing over our lunch service.
To discuss bringing your touring club to Potters Resorts or any specific bowls requirement you’d like to chat through, please do not hesitate to contact our Group Sales Team on 0333 3207 474.
Be sure to visit Greg Harlow and his friendly team of bowls specialists at Potters Bowls Shop on your next visit to Potters Resorts Hopton-on-Sea (and coming soon to Five Lakes). It’s the home for all your Indoor, Outdoor and Short Mat Bowls needs, including bowls equipment, clothing, shoes and accessories. All of their products are available to buy online too.
Enjoy full board dining with a hearty breakfast, lunch and a delicious 3-course dinner on each full day of your stay. Our fantastic variety of dishes are sure to have something that will tickle your taste buds. Our food is traditional British fare, the perfect complement to a bowls break, and it’s plentiful.
With such a wide variety of accommodation available at both of our resorts, you won’t have any trouble finding the perfect room. At Hopton-on-Sea, enjoy Bungalows that stretch down towards the sea, to spacious Hotel Rooms and Penthouse Suites that surround the central facilities for that extra bit of luxury. While at Five Lakes you can enjoy premier accommodation in The Hotel or The Village as standard, with great value upgrades to Plus, Deluxe, Deluxe Plus and Hotel Suite accommodation.
On top of the Bowls action, you can also enjoy first-class entertainment throughout your stay. Featuring the perfect blend of live music and comedy, there is something to suit all tastes on all Bowls Breaks. Plus, with our state-of-the-art theatres and bar stages at our team’s disposal, you’re never far away from the action.
Activities & Leisure Facilities
While you’re not participating in the Bowls tournament, you can make use of the fabulous sports and leisure facilities on offer. Enjoy a swim in the pool, a fun quiz, a ride on the karts, a frame of snooker, a round of golf or take aim with archery, laser clays and air rifle shooting.
All Your Drinks, All-Included
We’ve added to the outstanding value of our breaks by including your drinks, the biggest additional expense of any short break, from the moment you arrive to the time you leave. Whether it’s a mid-morning cappuccino, a refreshing soft drink, a glass of wine with lunch or a gin and tonic in the evening, you can be sure that your bank card will take a break, while you relax and enjoy your Bowls Break.
Choose from two fabulous locations
Whether it's relaxing on the picturesque Norfolk coast to unwinding in glorious Essex countryside, our Resorts offer two perfect places to enjoy a short break.