Festive Breaks

'Tis The Season To Be Jolly

Festive Breaks at The UK’s Only All Inclusive Resorts

Get in the Christmas Spirit at Potters Resorts this November or December on a Festive Break at either of our five star resorts.

From the moment you step through the doors of our beautifully decorated Resorts, you’ll experience a warm welcome from our friendly team as they greet you with mulled wine and a tasty mince pie. And that’s just the start.

Catch up with loved ones over hot chocolates in our Garden Bar, indulge in hearty laughter at our comedy, and savour a delectable three-course dinner. Be amazed by our 2024 Christmas Spectacular, and embrace festive fun with our huge variety of seasonal activities, before retreating to your cosy accommodation in each evening.

Unforgettable memories await you this Christmas at both of our locations, with all the natural beauty of the Essex countryside or Norfolk coast providing a peaceful retreat. Come and find out why we finished top in the Which? survey for the UK’s Best Holidays Resorts & Parks.

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Best resort ever

Arrival was smooth, rooms ready on time. Clean and comfortable bungalow. The food and drink is exceptional. Even though it is all inclusive you don't see people drunk. Lots and lots of included activities, the entertainment team belong in the west end! Mark Brewer greets guests and takes time to make everyone included. This is our second visit and we are already booking the next.

Angela S - TripAdvisor Review, Jul 23

Christmas at Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk

Step into our winter wonderland on the Norfolk Coast, 10 minutes from Gorleston.

Take your seat in The Atlas Theatre for dazzling evening performances, tickle your tastebuds with our festive menu in the Garden or Gallery Restaurants and enjoy dozens of fun activities and quizzes to get you in the Christmas spirit.

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Christmas at Five Lakes, Essex

Get that festive feeling in the natural beauty of 320 acres of Essex Countryside, 20 minutes from Colchester.

Be amazed by spectacular evening performances in The Glade Theatre, tuck into our festive menu in the stylish Eden Restaurant and enjoy a huge variety of activities and festive quizzes in our Indoor Sports Park and Garden Bar.

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Delicious Food

Enjoy full board dining with a hearty breakfast, lunch, a delicious 3-course dinner and a late night snack on each full day of your stay. Our fantastic variety of dishes are sure to have something that will tantalise your taste buds this Festive season. And on one extra special night of your stay, you and your party will tuck into a delicious Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings.

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Our chefs cater for most dietary requirements, so please feel free to discuss this with our friendly team at time of booking.

Comfortable Accommodation

With such a wide variety of accommodation available from cosy Bungalows that stretch down towards the sea, to stylish village rooms in the Essex Countryside, to hotel rooms and suites that surround the central facilities, you won’t have any trouble finding the perfect room for you and your party this Christmas.

Jam-packed Activities

Throughout your Festive Break, your daily activities programme is jam-packed with exciting events and activities, ready to fill you with festive cheer. Join our heartwarming Christmas carol sing-along, unleash your creativity at our Christmas themed craft workshops where you’ll be making handmade decorations, test your knowledge with Christmas gameshows and quizzes and step into The Holideck and immerse yourself in festive virtual reality games. And that’s on top of all the usual selection of fantastic sports & leisure facilities!

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West End Quality Entertainment

Prepare to be blown away by dazzling performances on each night of your stay, alongside heart-warming comedy and superb live entertainment during the days in The Garden Bars.

Plus, on every Festive Break, you’ll enjoy our 2024 Christmas Spectacular. It’s the highlight of our show calendar, and believe us, nobody does Festive entertainment like Potters. So prepare to be put in the Christmas spirit with hit after festive hit throughout this spectacular show.

Inclusive Drinks

Whatever the weather, you’ll enjoy a warm welcome onto resort with a glass of mulled wine to warm your cockles. Reconnect with friends as you choose from our festive coffee menu, or treat yourself to a delicious hot chocolate. Then in the evenings, unwind with your favourite winter tipple at hand, with a huge selection of branded drinks, while you enjoy everything Potters has to offer.

Our breaks are designed to ensure your pocket takes a holiday too. Your drinks, a major additional expense anywhere else, are included as standard from the moment you arrive to the time you leave.

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Potters - simply the best!

There's a reason we keep returning to Potters (5 Lakes and Hopton) and that's because of the outstanding quality. Nothing is too much trouble for staff, food is good - something for everyone, entertainment is as good as any West End Show or cabaret club. A different show every night and our last trip two new shows which were excellent. Plenty to do throughout the day and evening and top brand drinks included. Generally over 50s age range, which suits us. Can't wait for our next visit - thank you Potters!

Elaine S - TripAdvisor Review, Aug 23

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Celebrate The Big Occasion With Us

Did you know you can enjoy an All-Inclusive Break with us over the Christmas Period too?

Featuring one-off programmes for all the family at Hopton-on-Sea or Exclusively for Adults at Five Lakes, these breaks are the perfect way to celebrate over the Christmas period, or see in the new year with added pizzazz!

Red Dress Festive

Sat 23rd December 2024

4 Night Christmas Break

Get in the Christmas spirit and celebrate the big day itself on a 4-night break packed full of fun.

Couples Festive

Wed 27th December 2024

3 Night Betwixmas Break

Take some time out between Christmas and New Year to unwind with loved ones on this 3-night break.

New Year Festive

Sat 30th December 2024

3 Night New Year Break

Celebrate the new year in style on this extra special 3-night break, including our famous countdown.

Bowls Tournaments this Christmas

Throughout the Festive season, you can enjoy a selection of inclusive bowls experiences on selected breaks. These extra activities are free-to-enter, but it’s important to register your participation in bowls at time of booking as spaces are limited.

Indoor Bowls Tournaments

Enjoy free-to-enter indoor bowls tournaments at both Hopton-on-Sea and Five Lakes throughout the Festive season.

• Teams of four
• Three guaranteed games (up to 90 mins each)
• Knockout matches for top performing teams
• Teams will typically play four round robin games of up to 90 minutes per game.

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Indoor Pairs Bowls Tournaments

Enjoy free-to-enter indoor pairs bowls tournaments exclusively at Five Lakes this Festive season.

• Teams of two
• Three guaranteed games (up to 90 mins each)
• Knockout matches for top performing teams
• Teams will typically play four round robin games of up to 90 minutes per game.

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Celebrity Bowls Tournaments

Running alongside an indoor bowls tournament, guests also have the opportunity to learn tips and tricks from some of the top bowlers in the game and ask any burning bowls questions in a Q&A session, plus a few lucky guests get the chance to bowl alongside the pros in our traditional ‘Celebrity Match’. This popular break, hosted by Bowls International Magazine, is exclusive to Hopton-on-Sea.

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Short Mat Bowls Tournaments

This variation of carpet bowls is played on a specially designed 45-foot long and 6-foot wide mat, with a block in the middle and ditches at both ends, adding an extra layer of excitement and strategy to your game.

Embrace this friendly competition as we bring people together through the joy of this fantastic sport.

Short Mat only appears at Five Lakes this Festive season

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All-Inclusive Breaks in 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.

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Christmas at Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk

Step into our winter wonderland on the Norfolk Coast, 10 minutes from Gorleston.

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Christmas at Five Lakes, Essex

Get that festive feeling in the natural beauty of 320 acres of Essex Countryside, 20 minutes from Colchester.

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