Gina Linstead enjoyed her first visit to Potters on a family Summer break. It was Gina’s first visit to Potters and she brought along her son, Sean, her sister, Mel, and Mel’s daughter, Georgia, on the break. We caught up with them on their family break…
How did you get on?
Gina: “We had such a good time and I think we got round a lot of the Resort and what was available. We didn’t really stop and everything was fantastic, and we really enjoyed our visit to Potters. There is so much for everyone to do and we’ve never been to any Resort like this before.”
What activities did you do?
Gina: “We did a lot. We had a go on the Gladiators challenge, the Rodeo Bull, Segways, the two arm Sweeper, swimming and lots more, plus we walked to the beach. On the bungee trampoline they kept telling us to jump really high so that we could see the sea! What was also really nice is that our parents used to holiday in Great Yarmouth, and had a cottage in the area, so it’s really nice to be in Norfolk.”
Sean: “The Segways were brilliant and we went on them for quite a while, and there wasn’t a queue either.”
Mel: “I went on the Giant’s Swing with Sean and I think our screams probably woke everyone up, but it was great fun. Georgia loved the swimming pools and was in there for about three hours on one of the days – we couldn’t get her out! The pool outside was great too and really deep, and we spent time relaxing on the Family Green enjoying the weather.”
What did you do in the evenings?
Gina: “After our dinner, we made sure we saw the Potters Theatre Company shows. They were brilliant and out of this world. Brilliant singers and dancers, and we loved the comedy too as that broke up the show, and we love a good laugh. We stayed up on the Saturday night, saw Dudes performing after the main show, enjoyed the live singers in the Terrace Bar, then ate the midnight dish, which was a lovely curry.”
Mel: “They were like proper West End shows, and we loved them. Also Lorraine’s vocals were incredible in Around the World in 80 Minutes, especially Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.”
And how was the food?
Gina: “Really good. The waiters were fantastic and there was lots of choice for little ones to eat. Obviously the drinks aren’t included on the family breaks and what is good is that they are really reasonably priced.
Mel: “Potters does the best coffees too!”
Sean: “There was a chocolate fountain, which we loved.”
What do you look for when you choose a break for the family?
Gina: “Somewhere safe for the children and Potters is. Plus it has a really relaxed and fun atmosphere, and there wasn’t any queuing either. Everyone is really friendly, even the guests, and Sean made a friend with one of the other youngsters. The other guests told us how they come back every year. We’ve been to Haven before, but this is completely different.”
Will you be back?
Gina: “Definitely and I think we’d like to try one of the adult breaks next time. We’d never heard of Potters before this and we have felt like VIPs for the whole time we’ve been here. We came from London and it only took about two and a half hours in the car. The hotel room was also lovely and we could have lived there, and Sean was happy as he had an X Box in the room, not that we were in the rooms much!”
Thanks Gina and glad to hear that you had a good family weekend break with us.