Spring Breaks

All Inclusive Spring Breaks in Essex

Blow away the Winter Cobwebs on a relaxing Spring holiday

Come rain or shine, our All-Inclusive Spring Breaks are the perfect way to blow away the winter cobwebs and put the spring back in your step. So join us in the picturesque Essex Countryside and enjoy a well-deserved 4-night midweek, or 3-night weekend short break with friends.

At Five Lakes, you can fill your days with a huge variety of exciting sports and leisure activities including a jam-packed activities programme featuring a Virtual Reality experience, archery, karts, quizzes, laser clays, crafts, rowboats (weather dependent), shuffleboard, bowls, plus loads more. Or, simply kick back and relax in the indoor swimming pool or whirlpool. Tantalise your tastebuds with our delicious spring menu on a full board basis and enjoy drinks throughout your stay including a range of coffees, soft drinks, beers and wines.

Every evening you will enjoy comedy, dancing or gameshows, followed by spectacular live West End quality shows performed by the talented Potters Theatre Company in our brand new state-of-the-art theatre.

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Breaks at Five Lakes are Exclusively for Adults. Please visit Potters Resorts Hopton-on-Sea for a selection of short breaks designed for Families.


Best weekend ever, couldn't get over the fact that everything is included, all drinks, amazing food. The staff were amazing, smiley, happy, chatty and clearly very happy to be working there. I can't wait to return, my new favourite place x

Rnkt, March 2023

At Potters Resorts Five Lakes, everything is included in the price of your Spring Break:

Full board dining including four meals a day

Comfortable accommodation

Sports, leisure & activities

West End quality entertainment

Drinks included throughout your stay

There’s so much to do this Spring!

Our Spring breaks are jam-packed with a whole host of fun and exciting activities that will get your heart pumping or your mind racing.

Enjoy a game of badminton, a frame of snooker, a round of pitch ’n’ putt or a set of tennis. Take aim with archery, air rifle shooting or laser clays. Stretch your mind with a quiz, or your legs in a dance class. Test your aim playing shuffleboard, try something new with our Virtual Reality experience, take a dip in our swimming pool or go outdoors for nordic walking, bird watching or a stroll around the glorious Essex countryside.

There’s something for everyone at Potters Resorts Five Lakes, and it’s all included!

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Height and weight restrictions apply for a selection of our activities.
Food Menu

Tickle your taste buds

Take a look at a sample menu to give you a flavour of the variety of tasty dishes that you could enjoy on your Spring break.

We offer a delightful variety of scrumptious dishes showcasing the best in traditional British fare. There's something for all, whether you're feeling adventurous or picky!

And don't worry if special dietary requirements apply, our welcoming team will be sure to ensure that no-one misses out on delectable food options.

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Your drinks are on us

Enjoy a range of drinks, all on us. With plenty on the All-Inclusive menu, nobody will go thirsty.

Whether it’s a mid-morning cappuccino, a glass of wine with lunch or a gin and tonic while watching entertainment in The Garden Bar, you can be sure that your bank card will take a break, while you relax and enjoy your Spring break.

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Bowls Breaks

In 2024, you can look forward to inclusive bowls breaks at Five Lakes on selected midweek breaks. It’s important to register your participation in bowls at time of booking.

Indoor Bowls Tournaments

Our Indoor Sports Park features five newly-installed Dales rinks for a more intimate tournament experience than Potters Resorts Hopton-on-Sea.

These breaks offer the chance to enjoy friendly competition with like minded guests. Teams consist of four guests, with three guaranteed games (up to 90 minutes each).

Indoor Bowls Tournaments will be taking place on breaks starting on March 4th, 11th, and 18th; April 2nd (Tuesday), 8th and 15th; and pairs tournaments on April 29th

Pro Coaching Breaks

Exclusive to Potters Resorts Five Lakes, these breaks feature the ever popular Andy Thomson MBE delivering fun and educational coaching sessions, designed for competent bowlers.

As well as tips from a 2-time World Indoor Bowls Champion, you’ll enjoy stories from inside the game, fun tournament sessions and competitions including target bowls, hosted by a legend of the game.

Join us on Monday 22nd April 2024 for our Spring Pro Coaching Break.

Bridge & Fun Bowls

Hosted by EBU Directors Eddie & Kathy Williams, our Bridge & Fun Bowls Breaks offer the perfect opportunity to combine two popular pastimes.

Join us on Monday 25th March 2024 for our Spring Bridge & Fun Bowls Break.

A closer look at what’s included…

Delicious Food

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All Your Drinks, All Included

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Tee Off This Spring

The golf facilities at our Essex resort are second to none, and Spring is the perfect season to enjoy them. While the 9-hole pitch 'n' putt is included in your price, those looking for a challenge can upgrade your stay for an even better golfing experience.

Test your skills on our 18-hole Lakes Golf Course on your next break. This 6,267 yard championship course is an excellent opportunity for experienced golfers to enhance their break even further. And don't worry about missing lunch, we've got you covered with a packed lunch offering that you can enjoy as you navigate 18-holes within the stunning Essex countryside.

Call us on 0333 3207 422 to add the 18-hole golf experience on your next break with your guest saving.

Indulge yourself with a spot of pampering

Treat yourself and add a luxurious spa treatment while on your Spring Break at Five Lakes.

Offering a full range of relaxing and specialist treatments from massage to wraps, facials to pedicures and more, our team of experienced therapists will ensure you enjoy the very best results as we treat and re-balance your mind, body and spirit this Spring.

We highly encourage you to pre-book any Spa treatments as they are always incredibly popular. Call us on 01621 862324 to make your reservation or book online.

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Go Explore!

Potters Resorts Five Lakes is the perfect base to visit some of the highlights of Essex. Enjoy the fresh Spring air on a nature walk in the Blackwater Estuary National Nature Reserve (1.2 miles away), enjoy a day out at Colchester Zoo, one of the most visited attractions in the UK (15 minute drive), refresh your Summer wardrobe with a shopping trip to Braintree Village (30 minute drive), or visit the famous Tiptree Tea Room & Visitor Centre (9 minute drive).

Don't take our word for it, here’s what our guests say:

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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