Winter Breaks

All Inclusive Winter Breaks in Essex

Escape to the Essex Countryside in January or February
for a cosy 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 full range of your favourite coffees, teas, hot chocolate and branded beers, wines and spirits.

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.

With a packed programme of fun, games and all-weather activities, you'll be entertained all day and all night across the Resort.

We also have a number of midweek breaks with free-to-enter indoor bowls tournaments, pro-coaching or bridge with fun bowls in January and February 2024.

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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.

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

West End quality entertainment

Drinks included throughout your stay

A closer look at what’s included…

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Comfortable Accommodation

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Live Entertainment

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All Your Drinks, All Included

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Bowls Breaks

Throughout January and February 2024 you can enjoy 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 2024 breaks starting on January 8th, 15th and 22nd; and February 5th, 12th and 26th.

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 19th February 2024 for this fantastic Pro Coaching Break with Andy Thomson MBE.

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 29th January 2024 for Bridge with Fun Bowls Break at Five Lakes.

New year, new you!

Treat yourself and add a luxurious spa treatment to refresh yourself in the New Year 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 Winter.

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. Wrap up and don your wellies for 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), go for some new year shopping at Braintree Village (30 minute drive), or visit the famous Tiptree Tea Room & Visitor Centre (9 minute drive).

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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