Winter Breaks

All Inclusive Winter Breaks

Join us in the Essex Countryside next January or February for a relaxing Winter getaway

Whatever the weather, our All-Inclusive Winter Warmer Breaks are the perfect way to add extra sparkle to your new year. 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 whole host of indoor sports including shuffleboard, badminton, table tennis, snooker, pool, silly games zone or bowls. Or, simply kick back and relax in the indoor swimming pool or whirlpool. Tantalise your tastebuds with our delicious winter menu on a full board basis and enjoy drinks throughout your stay including a range of coffees, beers, wines and hot chocolates.

Plus, with a packed programme of seasonal fun and games, as well as dazzling live entertainment and comedy, you’ll be entertained all day and all night across the Resort. We also have a number of midweek breaks with indoor bowls tournaments, pro coaching or bridge with fun bowls in January and February 2023.

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Every break at Potters Resorts Five Lakes features entertainment and activities specifically designed with adults in mind. While we do not exclude families and children, i’s unlikely you’ll experience too many little ones.

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

Full board dining including four meals a day

Comfortable accommodation

Sports, leisure & activities

First-class entertainment

Drinks included throughout your stay

A closer look at what’s included…

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Live Entertainment

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All Your Drinks, All Included

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Bowls Breaks

From January 2023, you can look forward to inclusive bowls breaks at Five Lakes on selected midweek breaks. These extra activities are free-to-enter, but 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 January 16th and 23rd; and February 6th, 13th and 27th.

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 20th February 2023 for our first 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.

These breaks offer daily bridge tournaments including flexible evening sessions. In the morning, participants can also enjoy fun and dedicated bowls sessions on our rinks.

Join us on Monday 30th January 2023 for our first Bridge with Fun Bowls Break at Five Lakes.

Join us in the heart of Essex

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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