Early Summer Breaks

Kickstart your summer in style

All Inclusive Early Summer Breaks in the Essex Countryside

As the days get warmer and grow longer, the great outdoors at our Five Star All Inclusive Resort in the Essex countryside provides a stunning backdrop to your perfect early summer getaway with friends.

With 320 acres to explore at Five Lakes, fill memorable days with a wide variety of outdoor pursuits including archery, disc golf, air rifle shooting, Par 3 golf and rally karts to name just a few. Slow the pace and stretch your legs with some Nordic walking and birdwatching, or simply unwind in the peacefulness of the countryside with the sun on your back and a refreshing drink in hand.

Head inside for delicious seasonal food four times a day, get active with a variety of indoor sports or relax with live music and fun daytime entertainment including crafts, quizzes and more. With West End quality performances each night in The Glade Theatre too, including our latest show ‘Spotlight’, get set for a memorable start to your summer at Five Lakes.

With everything included in one simple price, make plans today and discover for yourself why Potters Resorts came out on top of Which? Magazine’s survey for the UK’s Best Holidays Parks & Resorts.

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Superb stay

Better than any other UK resort, the all inclusive really was, all food, drink, entertainment & activities. Will definitely go again. The shows on all 3 nights were excellent, as good as a West End show.

Peter F - TripAdvisor Review, November 23

With Potters seeing is believing

As the UK’s only all inclusive Short Breaks provider, we offer something you simply can’t find anywhere else. If you haven’t been before, it’s not always easy to imagine the fun, value, friendliness and award-winning service that awaits you on your first visit.

But you can at least get a glimpse of our Five Star Resort at Five Lakes in Essex when you watch this guided tour below with Tony, who himself was experiencing an all inclusive Break at Potters for the first time.

What’s included on your
Early Summer break?

Delicious Food

Enjoy superb dining in the stylish Eden Restaurant at Five Lakes, with a tasty seasonal menu to tickle your taste buds. A hearty breakfast will set you up for the day, while a 3-course or light lunch will keep hunger pains at bay. Your 3-course dinner is the perfect start to an evening of brilliant entertainment, where you can choose from our delicious and varied menu, or fill your plate with all your favourite roast dinner delights. And before bedtime, a late night dish will solve any last rumbles.

Our food is traditionally British and fit for all appetites, while our attentive team is on hand to look after you each and every meal, ensuring no one goes hungry!

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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 Premier accommodation as standard, a quality and comfy room awaits you at the end of an fun-filled day for a great night’s sleep. Choose from peaceful Village rooms in the countryside a short walk from the main Resort, or our Hotel connected to all the main facilities. With twin and double rooms available, Five Lakes is great for couples and friends looking to get away and reconnect on a superb all inclusive Break.

Jam-packed Activities

Set in 320 acres of Essex countryside and with a huge variety of outdoor activities to explore, make the most of longer days in the sun with an all inclusive Early Summer Break. Take aim with archery, rifle shooting, disc golf, laser clays and Plunja Ninja, or put the pedal to the metal as you race round our rally kart track. For something a little slower paced, grab some binoculars and our birdwatching spotting sheet, try some Nordic walking, ramble around stunning landscapes in the countryside and get out on the golf course with inclusive Par 3 golf, or reduced green fees on the exceptional 18-hole Lakes Course.

With a vast array of indoor fun too, from quizzes to workshops, plus sports and relaxing leisure facilities, come rain or shine, we’ve got everything to get your heart pumping, brain ticking and body unwinding here at Five Lakes this summer.

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West End Quality Entertainment

Enjoy fun-filled days with laughter and music, and come the evening, take your seats in The Glade Theatre ready to witness dazzling performances from the Potters Theatre Company. With a different stage production on each night of your stay, heart-warming comedy and late night live music in The Garden Bar, summer nights have never felt so good!

Throughout our Early Summer Breaks, you can watch the Potters Theatre Company’s latest show Spotlight, taking you on an enchanting journey through the golden era of musical show tunes. Showcasing their renowned and dazzling choreography, soul-stirring vocals and spellbinding costumes, a memorable night awaits.

Inclusive Drinks

Throughout activity-fuelled days in the summer sun, there’s nothing better than kicking back with a refreshing drink in your hand. And in the evenings, enjoy your favourite tipple over dinner and superb live entertainment, before a nightcap with late night music.

When we say all-inclusive, we mean it. With a wide selection of branded beers, wines, spirits, zero alcohol alternatives, soft drinks and all your coffee shop favourites included, you can leave your money behind and forget about expensive rounds. We have water stations dotted around for some quick and convenient rehydration, or take your time and relax in our welcoming Lake View Lounge and Garden Bar, perfect for catching up with friends old and new.

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Great time all round

Had a fantastic time as usual. Our fourth visit to Five Lakes and each time we come home fully blown away by our experience. Food, accommodation entertainment and sports facilities are excellent. Staff so attentive and helpful. Really good value for money.

Joyce J - TripAdvisor Review, January 24

Superb golf this summer

As the days grow longer, there’s nothing like getting outdoors and enjoying some top class golf. With continued investment in our facilities at Five Lakes, we proudly offer one of Essex’s premium golfing experiences on the championship Lakes Course, available to add to your break at heavily reduced green fees. And don’t worry about missing lunch, we’ve got you covered with a packed lunch to tuck into as you navigate 18-holes over 6,267 yards within the stunning Essex countryside.

Call us on 0333 3207 422 to add a round of the Lakes Course on your next break with your exclusive saving.

Alternatively, our 9-Hole Par 3 course is included within your break price, and perfect for some fun, friendly competition or short game practice.

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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