THE running joke from the entertainment team at Potters is simply: “ . . . and now it’s time to eat again.”
That is because food is served up so frequently at the Norfolk resort – a hearty breakfast followed by three-course meals for lunch and dinner then a midnight feast – you spend most of your break with a knife and fork in your hands.
So if you’re keen to get away from the kitchen and let somebody else do the cooking, Potters is for you.
And it is not just good food that the holiday park has to offer – far from it.
The other huge attraction Potters offers is the incredible entertainment.
The resort has its own theatre company, which has been a breeding ground for West End stars over the years.
They perform in the Atlas Theatre every night of your stay – and it is not just a few songs and a bit of cabaret on the bill.
There are full-on shows – featuring huge productions, dance routines and singing from talented performers who have the audience jumping out of their seats and then dancing.
All of which is steered by the resort’s comedy team, featuring Mark Webber and Buzby Allen. They get up to all sorts of capers with guests, be it teasing your gran or squirting kids, and adults, with water guns for not joining in.
My trip to Potters was a four-night midweek family break where I took my wife and three young children.
They also offer two and three-night stays for adults, as well as specialised weekends, where drinks are included.
But Potters is the perfect family treat. It has something for everyone to enjoy, building memories along the way.
Over the next few months, Potters enters its #SummerOfFun season, with a jam-packed programme.
The youngsters have the kids’ club to keep them occupied – as well as becoming little performers themselves, in the theatre, by learning routines to big show numbers.
They are plenty of sporting activities to choose from, too, including football, tennis, rock-climbing, badminton, swimming, Segways, archery, rally karts and laser clay.
For the first time, Exciting Science offers fun for budding Einsteins.
While the kids are being active, parents can relax in the spa or swimming pools – or in the resort’s bars which lay on entertainment throughout the day.
Buzby’s quizzes and Mark’s Wheel Of Fortune games are legendary for regulars, some of whom visit Potters numerous times a year.
Founded in the 1920s, Potters has kept a sense of fun and frolics as it has grown into the powerhouse it is today and approaches its 100th year in 2020.
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Close to Great Yarmouth, it’s easy to get to with good road and train links.
Even if you visit just for one night in the resort’s hotel or apartments – where you can watch star acts of the calibre of Lulu, Daniel O’Donnell and Jane McDonald before the close of 2019 – it will be well worth the trip.
And you won’t sleep in a comfier bed – not that you’ll have trouble nodding off after all that grub.
Plan your visit
A THREE-night inclusive summer break at Potters is from £359 for adults, £279 for nine to 15 year olds, £249 for two to eight-year-olds and £25 for under 2’s.
Includes comfy accommodation, four meals a day, sports and leisure facilities, activities and evening and late-night entertainment.
To book, see pottersholidays.com or call 0333 3207 497.