Early Summer Breaks

Carefree in the countryside, this September

Late Summer Breaks at The UK’s Only All Inclusive Resorts

Enjoy all the splendour of September within 320 acres of glorious Essex countryside, the perfect opportunity to get away and enjoy your very own adults’ playground, with breaks designed exclusively for grown-ups!

At Potters Resorts Five Lakes, we’ll help you make the most of those last days of summer. Just a stone’s throw from the Blackwater Estuary National Nature Reserve, our Five Star Resort in Essex provides a peaceful of retreat from the busy world outside, while inside you’ll enjoy the unique pleasures of All Inclusive right here in the UK.

Experience outdoor pursuits including archery, rifle shooting, disc golf, laser clays, and rally karts to name just a few, or get among nature as you stretch your legs within the sweeping countryside. Head indoors and discover activities, crafts and outstanding entertainment, including stunning performances from the Potters Theatre Company in The Glade Theatre, our state-of-the-art venue. Indulge in four delicious meals daily, refreshing drinks, tipples and coffee shop favourites, while a comfy bed to rest your head awaits after fun-filled days in the late summer sun.

With award-winning service and EVERYTHING included in one simple price, experience the UK’s Best Holiday Resorts according to Which? readers, and the UK’s only All-Inclusive short breaks; the perfect destination for your September getaway.

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Great times

Visited Potters Resorts Five Lakes multiple times since it opened. The facilities are great, so many activities to do and always a quiz/game show put on by the Entertainment Team. The evening shows are West End quality and all of the staff are so friendly and helpful. As it’s all-inclusive it represents excellent value for money. Would highly recommend.

SQu - TripAdvisor Review, February 2024

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
Late 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. Dig into a wholesome full English or continental breakfast, a 3-course or light lunch and a 3-course dinner in the evening, where you can choose from our delicious menu or fill your plate with all your favourite roast dinner delights. After a brilliant show in The Glade Theatre your entertainment continues, as does the food with a late night dish on hand to solve any last rumbles.

Food is traditional British fare, fit for all appetites. Our friendly team is on hand to look after you each and every meal, as well as take care of any special dietary requirements you or your party might have, 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 after a fun-filled day. Choose from peaceful Village rooms in the countryside a short summer’s walk from the main Resort, or our Hotel connected to all the main facilities. With twin and double rooms available, plus upgrades offering beautiful countryside views, 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 glorious Essex countryside, you can go ‘all-in’ with a huge variety of activities this September from indoor fun to outdoor pursuits. Make the most of the late summer sun and take aim with archery, rifle shooting, disc golf, laser clays and Plunja Ninja, or race round our rally kart track. For something a little slower paced, enjoy some birdwatching just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Blackwater Estuary, try some Nordic walking, or get out on the course with inclusive Par 3 golf and reduced green fees on the exceptional 18-hole Lakes Course (find out more below).

With daily quizzes, crafts, sports and relaxing leisure facilities too, come rain or shine, we’ve got everything to get your heart pumping, brain ticking and body unwinding this September, at Potters Resorts Five Lakes.

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West End Quality Entertainment

Our larger than life team will fill summer days with fun, music and laughter, while in the evenings, The Glade Theatre’s stage is set for dazzling performances from the Potters Theatre Company. With a different production every night, heart-warming comedy and late night live music in The Garden Bar, September nights have never felt so good!

Whether it’s Born in the USA, a Night of Variety, Simply the Best or our latest show Spotlight, we’ll take you on an enchanting journey through the decades with music you’ll know and love, as the Potters Theatre Company showcase their renowned choreography, soul-stirring vocals and spellbinding costumes. Put simply, nobody does entertainment quite like Potters!

Inclusive Drinks

Whether you like to spend your time with us getting active or kicking back in the countryside, a range of drinks will provide the perfect accompaniment to your day. And the best bit? At Potters Resorts, the rounds simply don’t add up!

When we say all-inclusive, we mean it. Enjoy a wide selection of branded beers, wines, spirits plus zero alcohol alternatives over delicious food, or refreshing soft drinks after energy-sapping activities and all your coffee shop favourites over a quiz. With your drinks included, take your time and relax in our friendly Garden Bar, Lounge and outdoor Terrace with your favourite drink in hand, or head to the Lake View Lounge to enjoy breathtaking summer sunsets.

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Excellent weekends at Five Lakes

I have been to Five Lakes four times now, never disappoints. From the time you arrive, you’re given a wonderful welcome from reception, the restaurant staff are top class, wonderful food, good selection even catering for food allergies. Love that you have the same waiter. Plenty of activities and the shows and entertainment are first class.

mew1231 - TripAdvisor Review, March 2024

Superb golf on the Lakes Course

Make the most of those last summer days this September and enjoy top class golf at Five Lakes. With continued investment in our facilities, 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.

Indoor Bowls at Five Lakes this September

Throughout September, 4-Night Midweek Breaks offer the chance to enjoy free-to-enter bowls tournaments as an optional activity on your already fun-filled getaway. At Five Lakes, you can enjoy either fours and pairs formats on selected dates, playing four round robin matches (sometimes three depending on participants) of up to 90 minutes each.

As the top performing teams move through to knockout rounds, those reaching the quarter finals and beyond can also look forward to exclusive prizes including All Inclusive Break vouchers and Potters mementos. Please note, it’s important to register your participation at the time of booking as spaces are limited.

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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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