Spring Breaks

Blow Away The Cobwebs This Spring

All Inclusive Spring Breaks in the Essex Countryside

Join us at our five star resort in the picturesque Essex Countryside for a well-deserved 4-night midweek, or 3-night weekend break with friends this Spring.

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.

While you’re not taking part in our bumper activities programme, you will be tantalising your tastebuds with our delicious spring menu on a full board basis and enjoy drinks throughout your stay including a range of bean-to-cup coffees, soft drinks, beers and wines.

Don’t forget, every evening you’ll be blown away by West End quality performances including our brand new show Spotlight, premiering in late Spring.

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Highly recommended

Had a great time at Potters. We stayed in the Hotel as we have limited mobility. The rooms are well appointed & the beds are large & comfortable. There are two lifts that are in the reception area & the Restaurant is next to this area. Lovely choice of food at every meal, all serve hot & well cooked. Lots of things going on most of the day (if you wish to participate) & a great show every evening. Highly recommended.

Anita B - TripAdvisor Review, November 23

Delicious Food

Take your seat in the Eden restaurant and enjoy full board dining with a mouth-watering breakfast, lunch and a delicious 3-course dinner on each full day of your Spring break. Our fantastic variety of dishes are sure to have something that will tickle your tastebuds this Spring, 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 picturesque 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

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 come rain or shine, including a number of brand new activities for 2024…

Dance the night away with our Silent Disco, become the Ultimate Quizzer, captivate your imagination with Mixed Reality, or capture memorable moments with photography sessions. Unleash your inner artist in our Pinch Pottery workshop, Drawing Masterclass, or the friendly Craft & A Cuppa sessions. You can also craft for a cause with Knit & Natter or learn Macrame.

And that’s not all! You can still stretch your legs with our regular activities too, relax in our indoor pool, sauna and steam room, or get outdoor with nordic walking, bird watching and more!

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West End Quality Entertainment

Prepare to be blown away by dazzling performances on each night of your stay in The Glade Theatre, alongside heart-warming comedy and superb live entertainment during the days in The Garden Bar.

Plus, premiering later in Spring, we welcome our brand new show: Spotlight.

Showcasing their renowned and dazzling choreography, soul-stirring vocals and spellbinding costumes, the Potters Theatre Company will take you on an enchanting journey through the golden era of show tunes and extraordinary performances, alongside the usual hilarity from our larger-than-life entertainers.

Inclusive Drinks

A break at Potters is truly all-inclusive, which means your bank balance gets a rest too as we’ve got your drinks tab covered from the time you arrive, to the time you leave. 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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Superb stay

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

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Extra Activities this Spring

Throughout March, April and May, you can enjoy a selection of optional extra activities including bowls tournaments, optional dance classes and bridge experiences on selected breaks. These extra activities are free-to-enter, but it’s important to register your participation at time of booking as spaces are limited.

Indoor Bowls Tournaments

Enjoy free-to-enter indoor bowls tournaments with a number of dates in March, April and May at Five Lakes.

• Teams of four
• Three guaranteed games (up to 90 mins each)
• Knockout matches for top performing teams
• ams will typically play four round robin games (occasionally three depending on participant numbers) of up to 90 minutes per game.

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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.

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Bridge and Fun Bowls

This popular break is hosted at Five Lakes in March, and is perfect for those wishing to combine two popular pastimes.

Hosted by Eddie & Kathy Williams who we’ve worked with at Potters for over ten years, you can play afternoon and evening bridge tournaments with a fun bowls session each morning.

Please note, these breaks do not feature an Indoor Bowls Tournament.

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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.

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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