Festive Breaks

Enjoy a Christmas Celebration at Potters Resorts Five Lakes

All Inclusive Festive Breaks in the Essex Countryside

Join us at Potters Resorts Five Lakes in Essex this November or December for a 3 night weekend or 4 night midweek break that will fill you with Christmas cheer.

Relax knowing that we’ll take care of everything for you on your festive getaway. From mince pies and mulled wine on arrival, to your hearty breakfast on your departure, everything is included and you won’t need to lift a finger.

Instead, indulge yourself with seasonal coffees or a hot chocolate in our Garden Bar, reconnect with loved ones as you tuck into delicious food in The Eden Restaurant, enjoy superb sports & leisure facilities and take part in our daytime activities programme, packed with festive fun. The Glade Theatre doors open each evening as the Potters Theatre Company dazzle you with West End quality shows, including our highly-anticipated 2024 Christmas Spectacular!

Our five star All-Inclusive resort in the Essex countryside provides a range of fantastic adult getaways this Christmas, including our Betwixmas and New Year breaks as well as 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, August 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 Festive break. Our fantastic variety of dishes are sure to have something that will tickle your taste buds this Christmas. 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

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

With so much to do on every break, you can’t help but be filled 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 or step into The Holideck and immerse yourself in festive virtual reality games.

But that’s not all. You will also enjoy a wealth of activities and facilities including a heated indoor pool, sauna, shuffleboard, table tennis, badminton, snooker, darts, bowls and so much more that’s all included in the price.

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West End Quality Entertainment

You're invited inside The Glade Theatre for our 2024 Christmas Spectacular that really will leave you wishing it was Christmas everyday. This collection of the best yuletide hits will have you dancing and singing along, and that's only one night!

You'll be dazzled by spectacular, West End quality performances on every night of your stay, alongside heart-warming comedy and superb live entertainment during the days in The Garden Bar.

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 and enjoy the spectacular scenery in the Lake View Lounge as you choose from our festive coffee menu. Crown an afternoon stroll in our picturesque countryside with a hot chocolate in the Garden Bar. Then in the evenings, unwind with your favourite winter tipple at hand, with a huge selection of branded drinks to choose from.

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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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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Celebrate The Big Occasion In Essex With Us

Did you know you can enjoy an All Inclusive Break with us over the Christmas Period too? Every year we welcome hundreds of guests to reconnect, relax and enjoy Quality Time Together with loved ones at this extra special time of year. Forget cooking and washing up, instead you’ll enjoy an All Inclusive short break in the Essex countryside, where you don’t need to lift a finger.

Festive Bowls Tournaments

This Christmas, you can enjoy a selection of inclusive bowls experiences on selected breaks at Potters Resorts Five Lakes. 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 the 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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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.

• Pairs and Triples

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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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