Winter Breaks

Kick Off The New Year In Style

Winter Breaks at The UK’s Only All Inclusive Resorts

Get ready to sprinkle some extra sparkle on your winter at Potters Resorts this January or February! We invite you to join us for an All Inclusive Winter Break at either of our five-star resorts.

Savour hearty meals or a selection of drinks that warm you from the inside out, keep active with dozens of indoor sports and activities, or relax with live entertainment and quizzes. Then, as the evenings roll in, let our dazzling West End quality performances illuminate the dark nights.

Not only will you relax, but you’ll also learn something new, with a variety of crafts, dance workshops, sports, activities including our Virtual Reality experiences, quizzes and games. There’s plenty for you to dip your toes into!

And that’s not all. If you visit our Five Lakes resort in Essex, there is a bumper selection of new experiences, shows and activities, that are guaranteed to wow. Come and find out why we finished top in the Which? survey for the UK’s Best Holidays Resorts & Parks.

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5* In All Aspects

First time in potters and all we can say is WOW, WOW, WOW. Food is lovely, so fresh, so much choice and I love that you can chose from a menu. Entertainment is West End quality and there’s so much to do all day, we loved the bingos, the quizzes and the crafts. Aside from that there’s sports, virtual reality, Giant's Swing, you name it, potters has it. We used the pool everyday and it was always clean and quiet. There’s a hot tub, steam room and sauna.

Loz M - TripAdvisor Review, Feb 23


Winter at Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk

Whatever the weather, join us for an action-packed break on the Norfolk Coast, 10 minutes from Gorleston.

Take your seat in The Atlas Theatre for dazzling evening performances, savour our hearty Winter menu in the Garden or Gallery Restaurants, get active with dozens of sports or learn something new.

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Winter at Five Lakes, Essex

Unwind on a peaceful break in the natural beauty of 320 acres of Essex Countryside, 20 minutes from Colchester.

Be amazed by spectacular evening performances in The Glade Theatre, tuck into our delicious food in the stylish Eden Restaurant and enjoy a huge variety of activities and quizzes in our Indoor Sports Park and Garden Bar.

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Delicious Food

Enjoy full board dining with a hearty breakfast, lunch, a delicious 3-course dinner and a late night snack on each full day of your stay. Our fantastic variety of dishes are sure to have something that will warm your bellies this Winter, 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

With such a wide variety of accommodation available from cosy Bungalows that stretch down towards the sea, to stylish village rooms in the Essex Countryside, to hotel rooms and suites that surround the central facilities, you won’t have any trouble finding the perfect room for you and your party.

Jam-packed Activities

Whatever the weather, our Winter breaks are jam-packed with fun and exciting activities for all interests.

Enjoy a game of badminton, a frame of snooker, an end of bowls 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. Brave the outdoors for a round of pitch ’n’ putt golf, or relax in the warm in our heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool.

And that’s not all, there’s also a bumper selection of new experiences, shows and activities at Five Lakes.

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West End Quality Entertainment

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

The nights are always bright at both resorts as our theatres host some of your favourite shows, while exclusively at Five Lakes this January and February, you will enjoy A Night At The Musicals, featuring The Opera Boys, every Tuesday. Saturday night is party night, as you get into the groove with The Soul Party.

A Night At The Musicals premiers on Tuesday 9th January, Soul Party premiers on Saturday 13th January. Shows are subject to change.

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. So relax and recharge with a morning cappuccino, indulge with hot chocolate over lunch and enjoy your evenings with a warming glass of red; the choice is entirely yours throughout your stay.

Plus, during our Winter Breaks, you can warm your cockles with special seasonal flavours including our Spiced Apple Caramel Latte or Peppermint Mocha.

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Great Winter Break

Found our time passed very quickly at Potters, fitting in the meals and the activities and then the superb night time entertainment was the hardest bit of the break. Room, food were excellent. Staff were all very polite and helpful.

colinwiggs - TripAdvisor Review, Feb 23

New Experiences Coming To Five Lakes

We’re excited to lift the lid on exciting NEW developments coming your way, throughout January and February, exclusively at Five Lakes in Essex.

In the new year, two new shows are gracing The Glade Theatre for two months only! Enjoy your favourite West End hits with A Night at the Musicals, performed by The Opera Boys, or get your groove on with The Soul Party during January and February.

But that’s not all. Make 2024 the year you learn something new with a huge variety of new activities, from pinch pottery to chunky knitting, mixed-reality to photography classes, craft & a cuppa to drawing masterclass. There’s so many new things to try!

Mixed Reality

You might’ve already tried VR with us recently, but we’re excited to develop that further and welcome you to the world of Mixed Reality (MR), where the boundaries between the virtual and real-world combine to create something truly captivating.

With the world around you sprinkled with digital magic, everyday moments become extraordinary and interactive experiences. This is the future of entertainment, and we’re thrilled to give you a front row seat.

Macrame for Beginners

Discover the timeless art of macrame, where simple knots turn into stunning patterns. Our beginner-friendly sessions are designed to guide you step by step, ensuring a fun and fulfilling experience.

Learn the basic knots and techniques that are the foundation of macrame. Create your own beautiful piece to take home, adding a personal touch to your home décor and reminding you of your relaxing Potters break.

Mixed Reality

You might’ve already tried VR with us recently, but we’re excited to develop that further and welcome you to the world of Mixed Reality (MR), where the boundaries between the virtual and real-world combine to create something truly captivating.

With the world around you sprinkled with digital magic, everyday moments become extraordinary and interactive experiences. This is the future of entertainment, and we’re thrilled to give you a front row seat.

Make It Snappy

With 320 acres of stunning countryside to explore at Five Lakes, we’ll show you how to capture precious moments at our Make It Snappy workshop, designed to show you the ropes of smartphone photography within a fun-filled 45-minute practical session.

Whether you’re just starting out or looking to up your photo game, you’ll learn simple tricks, how to frame shots, use lighting to your advantage and pick the best angles.

Macrame for Beginners

Discover the timeless art of macrame, where simple knots turn into stunning patterns. Our beginner-friendly sessions are designed to guide you step by step, ensuring a fun and fulfilling experience.

Learn the basic knots and techniques that are the foundation of macrame. Create your own beautiful piece to take home, adding a personal touch to your home décor and reminding you of your relaxing Potters break.

Mixed Reality

You might’ve already tried VR with us recently, but we’re excited to develop that further and welcome you to the world of Mixed Reality (MR), where the boundaries between the virtual and real-world combine to create something truly captivating.

With the world around you sprinkled with digital magic, everyday moments become extraordinary and interactive experiences. This is the future of entertainment, and we’re thrilled to give you a front row seat.

Make It Snappy

With 320 acres of stunning countryside to explore at Five Lakes, we’ll show you how to capture precious moments at our Make It Snappy workshop, designed to show you the ropes of smartphone photography within a fun-filled 45-minute practical session.

Whether you’re just starting out or looking to up your photo game, you’ll learn simple tricks, how to frame shots, use lighting to your advantage and pick the best angles.

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The World Comes To Potters Every January

Every January, Potters Resorts Hopton-on-Sea hosts The Imagine Cruising World Indoor Bowls Championships. Over 17 days we welcome the world’s best players, as they take to The International Arena to compete for five trophies.

You can find out more about our World Bowls breaks and day tickets here. Or, for those who prefer to play rather than watch, we have a whole host of tournaments at both of our resorts.

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Bowls Tournaments In The New Year

Throughout January and February, you can enjoy a selection of inclusive bowls experiences on selected breaks. These extra activities are free-to-enter, but it’s important to register your participation in bowls at time of booking as spaces are limited.

Indoor Bowls Tournaments

Enjoy free-to-enter indoor bowls tournaments at both Hopton-on-Sea and Five Lakes throughout January and February

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

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Association Bowls Tournaments

We are pleased to host two bowls association tournaments during our Winter Breaks, exclusively at Hopton-on-Sea. These breaks are designed for both your enjoyment as well as to support associations with funds to help further promote the sport.

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Short Mat Bowls Tournaments

This variation of carpet bowls is played on a specially designed 45-foot long and 6-foot wide mat, with a block in the middle and ditches at both ends, adding an extra layer of excitement and strategy to your game.

Embrace this friendly competition as we bring people together through the joy of this fantastic sport.

Short Mat only appears at Five Lakes this Winter.

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Bridge and Fun Bowls

This popular break is hosted at Five Lakes in January, 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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All-Inclusive Breaks in two fabulous locations

Whether it's relaxing on the picturesque Norfolk coast to unwinding in glorious Essex countryside, our Resorts offer two perfect places to enjoy a short break.

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Winter at Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk

Whatever the weather, join us for an action-packed break on the Norfolk Coast, 10 minutes from Gorleston.

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Winter at Five Lakes, Essex

Unwind on a peaceful break in the natural beauty of 320 acres of Essex Countryside, 20 minutes from Colchester.

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