Autumn Breaks

Enjoy A Relaxing Getaway at Potters Resorts Five Lakes

All Inclusive Autumn Breaks in the Essex Countryside

Join us at Potters Resorts Five Lakes in Essex this October or November for a 3 night weekend or 4 night midweek break.

Check-in and head to your comfortable accommodation, ranging from hotel rooms surrounding the central facilities to village rooms nestled in the grounds, where you can go for a stroll and enjoy 320 acres of countryside. Soak in the views with a G&T in our Lake View Lounge before a sumptuous meal in our stylish Eden Restaurant. Our live entertainment will leave you mesmerised, day and night, including a West End quality show each evening in The Glade Theatre, while our bustling daytime activities programme will keep you engaged and entertained throughout your stay.

Our five star resort in the Essex countryside provides a range of fantastic adult getaways this Autumn, including our fireworks weekend and a number of inclusive bowls tournaments.

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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

Delicious Food

Take your seat in the Eden restaurant and enjoy full board dining with a hearty breakfast, lunch and a delicious 3-course dinner on each full day of your Autumn break. Our fantastic variety of dishes are sure to have something that will tickle your taste buds, with traditional British fare. It’s the perfect complement to an activity-filled break, and it’s plentiful.

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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

Choose from Village rooms set in the stunning grounds just a short walk from the main Resort, or our Hotel amongst the central facilities. You’ll enjoy Premier rooms as standard, or you can upgrade to experience added facilities in Deluxe, countryside views in Plus, or the best of both in a Suite. Most grades have a variety of twin and double accommodation available.

Jam-packed Activities

Throughout your Autumn Break, you can enjoy a wide range of sports, activities and leisure facilities designed to give you the best possible time.

Enjoy the scenery with fantastic outdoor activities: take aim for archery or air rifle shooting, play a round of par-3 golf or have a ride on the karts. There’s also a wealth of indoor activities and facilities including a heated indoor pool, sauna, shuffleboard, table tennis, badminton, snooker, darts, bowls and so much more included as standard in the price.

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West End Quality Entertainment

The nights never draw in at Potters Resorts Five Lakes. Instead, The Glade Theatre shine brightly with dazzling performances on each night of your stay, alongside heart-warming comedy and superb live entertainment during the days in The Garden Bar.

Throughout your break you’ll enjoy different productions each night featuring supremely talented live vocalists and high energy dance routines, covering every inch of our stages.

Inclusive Drinks

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.

Whether it’s a mid-morning cappuccino, soft drinks after an activity, a glass of wine with lunch or a gin and tonic in the evening, you can be sure that our range of popular branded drinks are the perfect addition as you relax and enjoy your Autumn break.

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5* stay

Fantastic stay 5* we were very well looked after for our stay, great staff friendly and helpful especially Sophie our waitress and David the chef, I was apprehensive about all inclusive food and drink but the food was excellent and branded drinks, entertainment was very professional as were the activities. Well done Potters we will be back

Murray2368 - TripAdvisor Review, Aug 23

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Autumn Bowls Tournaments

Throughout this Autumn, 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 on a number of short breaks at Five Lakes throughout the Autumn.


• 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.

Pro Coaching Breaks

Exclusive to Five Lakes, these breaks are designed to enhance your game, with the ever popular Andy Thomson MBE delivering fun and educational coaching sessions. You’ll also enjoy stories from inside the game, relaxed tournament sessions and competitions as well as a Q&A session with Andy, a 3-time World Indoor Bowls Champion and true legend of the sport. Please note, these breaks do not feature an Indoor Bowls Tournament.

Fireworks Weekend

On this weekend only, join us as we light up the Essex sky with our dazzling fireworks display at Five Lakes.

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Join us in the glorious Essex countryside

Potters Resorts Five Lakes, is located between Maldon and Colchester, next to the village of Tolleshunt Knights.

It’s just a 20 minute drive from Colchester and 40 minutes from Chelmsford.

Potters Resorts Five Lakes,
Colchester Road, Essex, CM9 8HX

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