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All the fun of Potters Resort

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November 14, 2016

During half term we took the kids for a 4 day break at Potters Resort in Norfolk.
I couldn’t fault the accommodation as it was ideal for us as a larger family and we couldn’t wait to get stuck into all the activities on offer.
Potters Resort is set in 65 acres of grounds on the Norfolk / Suffolk border in Hopton-on-Sea and after a long 5 hour drive it was the sea that we wanted to see first.
Hopton-On-Sea
The beach was a mixture of sand and huge rocks that are part of a £10 million sea defence program to try and restore the beach after a massive storm surge in 2013 and the kids loved running amongst them and playing hide and seek.
Hopton-On-Sea
Potters is packed full of things to do, however, some of the activities are bookable and you do have to make sure that you book them first thing in the morning (8.15am) for morning sessions or lunchtime (12.15pm) for afternoon sessions. Isaac loves archery and it was his favourite daily activity.
Potters Resort
You are given a timetable when you arrive that lists the times and days of all the activities on offer so you can plan your day. For activities you don’t have to book in advance it is worth pointing out that you need to get there at least 15 minutes before they are due to close as we found out to our cost with the bungee trampolines, so we missed out, but the kids were happy doing the climbing wall instead.
Climbing Wall
The best thing about Potters is that it’s an all-inclusive resort so most of the activities are included free. We struggled to get Isaac and Eliza off the inflatable assault course.
Assault Course
They enjoyed their driving experiences on quad bikes, go karts and drift carts every evening.
Potters Resort
For younger guests like Sebby and Eliza there wasn’t as much to do sadly. Most sporting activities started from age 7 which ruled Eliza and Sebby out, however, there was Bamboozles where they could do arts and crafts which Eliza especially enjoyed.
Potters Resort
There was also the House of Play which is a small soft play area, but this was only open a couple of hours a day.
Potters Resort
Without a shadow of a doubt it was the Bamboozles fun time that was the all time favourite part of the holiday which involved dancing, party games and general mad-cap activities every evening.
Potters Resort
I have to admit that Hubby and I were disappointed at not being able to take part in some of the activities. We both really fancied a go on the segways, the go-carts and taking part in some of the sports, however, the resort does not offer any form of childcare – even for an hour, so we were stuck. It was very clear that Potters is the type of resort where you go with extended family as there were at least 3 generations of family at most tables every evening which is how people got around it.
Potters Resort
Hubby did join Isaac and had a go on the sweeper though whilst we all cheered them on.
Sweeper
The evening entertainment started at 9.15 which was a little late for us but we did stay up on Saturday as the kids got to take part in a Halloween parade on the stage. Isaac was the only child dressed up as a Ghostbuster and the compere shouted “Who you gonna call” as he walked up on stage. The whole theatre erupted with “GHOSTBUSTERS!” which made his weekend!.
Potters Resort
We stayed to watch their comedic magic show but left for the Halloween show itself as the kids were tired.
Potters Resort
Potters is a beautiful resort run by people who really love their jobs, which shines through. It reminds me very much of Maplins from Hi-De-Hi which is in no way a bad thing. It was a lovely break away and we got to explore Great Yarmouth and visit Bewilderwood which is just 40 minutes away which I can highly recommend too.
Would we visit again? I would say, however, we would either wait until the younger ones are old enough to join in with the sporting activities or take extended family with us so we could join in the fun too.

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    Sarah Ebner

    November 14, 2016

    Really interesting post – quite a different experience than we had, as went with one 11 year old, and so the childcare/younger kids aspect wasn’t relevant. We all loved it as there was so much to do. We also noted the number of three generational families though!

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    Cathy Glynn

    November 15, 2016

    It sounds like there is plenty to do once children reach a certain age. I can imagine it would be lovely to go with family and have their support. x

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    Sarah MumofThree World

    November 15, 2016

    It looks a lovely place to visit and it’s great that most of the activities are included in the price. It reminds me a bit of Center Parcs, but nearly everything there is at additional cost and it soon adds up! It’s a shame there wasn’t more for younger kids for you, though.
    It made me laugh that they wanted to see the sea first, despite the fact that you live so near the sea!

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    Emma

    November 15, 2016

    I think my kids were a little young when we went to Potters as we had the same problem as you regarding their ages, but I do think they would love it now. x

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    Little Pickle's Mom

    November 15, 2016

    Ahhh this looks fun – I LOVE that it’s mostly all inclusive so you don’t have to worry about rising costs of activities. We’re off to Center Parcs next week and although they have childcare there, I’m not sure I’m ready to leave Pickle with strangers yet so we’ll be very much like you – probably will wish we’d brought some family members along so we can enjoy some of the things on offer too!

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    JuggleMum, Nadine Hill

    November 15, 2016

    Sounds like it is a fab activity packed place but if your kids are that little bit older. It is a shame that there was no childcare at all so you could do segways but I guess once the little ones are a few years older you will all be able to do them together!

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    Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)

    November 15, 2016

    It looks awesome, so many different activities going on! Those drift carts look great fun!

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    Lianne

    November 15, 2016

    Been looking forward to this post, its a shame there wasn’t much to do for the younger ones. We find this kind of thing difficult as there is a 10 year age gap between my pair.

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    five little doves

    November 15, 2016

    I have never heard of Potters but I LOVE the look of the inflatable assault course! We struggle with holidays having a 2, 3 and 4 year old but at the opposite end of the scale, a 12 year old. We stick to Butlins or Haven as they seem to cater for both ages but this does look great.

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    Nikki Thomas

    November 15, 2016

    That sounds like a really good holiday although I can see why you were frustrated about not being able to join in. It does look like there was a good range of things to do and the beach looks amazing (I love the top photo).

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    Lisa Backsnbumps

    November 15, 2016

    That’s great the activities are all included in the price. So much to choose from, I know the boys would like the assault course.

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    Danielle

    November 15, 2016

    Sounds like an awesome day out with so much to do for the kids gorgeous pictures as always xx

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    Rachel

    November 15, 2016

    Sounds like a great resort, looks like there is a lot to do

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    Michelle Twin Mum

    November 15, 2016

    We had an amazing time at Potters when we went but I think it was easier as my youngest are older and more able to get involved in everything. Mich x

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    Natalia

    November 16, 2016

    omg how amazing this is for children and families! x

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    Marie Barber

    November 16, 2016

    Ive never heard of potters before, but it looks like so much fun!

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    Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

    November 16, 2016

    It looks ideal for when your little ones are that little bit older. There certainly looks like plenty to see and do 🙂 x

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    Erica Price

    November 16, 2016

    There’s a lot of activities available to do aren’t there? I wouldn’t normally expect quite so much at a holiday park, so it’s great to have it provided.

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    clairejustine

    November 16, 2016

    Looks like a lovely place with so much to do, especially for the children. Shame they did not have some kind of childcare so you could have both tried somethings out. Lovely pictures Kara 🙂

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    Sarah, Things Sarah Loves

    November 16, 2016

    Looks like you had a wonderful time! Great that there are so many activities for children to try and get involved in.

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    Kate Williams

    November 16, 2016

    Oh I’ve heard so many good things about this place! It sounds like a great place for a family holiday.

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    Steph Curtis

    November 16, 2016

    Oh I miss the seaside! That sweeper looks fun, I’d be up for that 🙂

  23. Reply

    MELANIE EDJOURIAN

    November 18, 2016

    I’ve never heard of this place before it looks great with lots of different activities.

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Are we nearly there yet? is a new online blog run by me, Kara Guppy, and is named as such thanks to my daughter Eliza who always asks that very question when we are less than 5 minutes up the road heading off on our adventures. You may know me from my other family blog chelseamamma.co.uk