We can’t wait to welcome you to Potters Resorts Hopton-on-Sea for your All-Inclusive World Bowls Break, and here’s everything you need to know. We'd ask you to read this information in full to ensure your break goes smoothly.
As the lead name on your booking, we'd also ask you to please share this important information with all members of your party.
First things first, a few important pre-arrival questions...
- Do you need to tell us about any additional dietary requirements or special assistance required, that you didn't already mention at time of booking?
- Has anyone in your party been diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last 14 days?
- Does anyone in your party have the following symptoms: a high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or loss or change to sense of smell or taste?
If your answer to any of the above is "Yes" then please call us on 0333 3207 407 at your earliest convenience, and before the day of your arrival, so our team can help.
We recommend you take a Lateral Flow Test on the morning of your arrival (before setting off on your journey to Resort), even if you are not showing any symptoms.
Arrival at Resort / Check In
Please follow these steps to ensure your arrival goes without a hitch:
1. Please arrive within 15 minutes either side of your allocated check in time slot, as advised on your booking confirmation. So, if your booking confirmation states a 15.00 check in, you should aim to arrive between 14.45 and 15.15. In all circumstances, keys for accommodation will not be available before 15:00.
2. When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle and follow the signs to check in, which will take place whilst you and those with you remain in your car.
3. Our dedicated Reception Team will greet you and present you with your Welcome Pack containing essential information about your stay, wristbands and keys to your accommodation if available..
4. Once you’ve checked in safely, please go directly to your recommended car park.
5. Put on your wristbands that we’ve provided in your Welcome Pack. We ask that you wear these throughout your stay, as they easily indicate to our team that you are a bona fide residential guest.
6. Have an amazing break!
The Potters Resorts 2022 World Indoor Bowls Championship
On this break you will enjoy top-class live World Bowls action, starting with the afternoon session on your arrival day, through to the afternoon session on your departure day.
To find out the latest results and fixtures, please visit our World Bowls page on the website.
Unless actively eating or drinking on Resort, we ask that you follow the government rules and guidance in wearing a protective face covering in public places, including the International Arena and Atlas Theatre.
Guests do not need to wear a face covering if they have a valid reason not to. This includes (but is not limited to) physical or mental illness or disability, where wearing a face covering will cause severe distress, and assisting someone who relies on lip reading.
We recommend that guests print the 'exemption from face coverings' badge from the government website as a useful way to demonstrate to others that they are exempt. You can learn more about face coverings here.
We ask that, during your break with us, you take appropriate personal responsibility and continue to help protect your fellow guests and our team. As such, we ask that you wash and sanitise your hands regularly and maintain reasonable space between yourselves and other guests where it is practically possible for you to do so.
As a business, we remain cautious during this ongoing pandemic and you will see that we’re continuing with some adapted measures to help further protect you, our guests and also our team. Such measures include reducing touch points, deep cleaning the Resort in between guests departing and guests arriving on each break and assisted table service within some of the bars.
It’s important to note that we may adapt these measures, or introduce new ones, where we see fit in order to continue to provide a safe environment for our guests and team, so all information above and below is subject to change at any time. We would therefore ask for your patience in the event of any unexpected delays, but please be assured we will have all hands on deck to ensure your enjoyment.
Reception is open from 8.00 to 22.00 and can also be contacted by calling 01502 734340. Outside of these times, you can call 07810 266588 to speak to our Security Team, who are also contactable via the yellow emergency phones around the resort.
NHS Test & Trace
While there is no legal obligation to obtain your details, we have kept numerous QR codes in internal areas, which are deemed areas where people gather. To support Test & Trace, we would kindly ask you to scan these codes if you expect to be in that area for more than fifteen minutes.
Enjoying a Drink
Our All-Inclusive Breaks mean that drinks, that pesky cost that so often adds up on your holiday, are included throughout your stay, from 15:00 on your arrival day, and from 8:30 on each full day of your break to close of bars, up until 10:30 on your departure day.
During your break, a drinks service will be available in the Garden Bar and Bowlers Bar from designated ordering points, where your order will be taken and your drinks delivered to your table. Drinks service in the Atlas Theatre in the evenings for the evening entertainment will be available directly from the Atlas Bar. In addition, you’ll also be able to help yourself to chilled bottles of still water from The Garden Bar.
If you’re aiming for a full house during afternoon bingo in our Atlas Theatre, please ensure you have ordered and received your drinks from one of our designated ordering points, before making your way to the Atlas Theatre.
While our breaks are inclusive of drinks, we welcome guests who consider this particular element secondary to the safe surroundings, variety of inclusive entertainment, delicious food, activities, sports and a host of leisure facilities. We discourage irresponsible drinking and as such, drinks with ultra-high Alcohol by Volume or caffeinated drinks such as shots, liquors or energy drinks, are not included.
Our team is trained to acknowledge guests partaking in sensible drinking, and will refuse service to anyone they believe is drinking to excess. We encourage people to enjoy a drink with friends and loved ones and, most importantly, HAVE FUN!
If you haven’t already advised us of the special dietary requirements of any members of your party such as gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, or of course, any allergies, please get in touch in the next 24 hours so we can make sure their needs are catered for. On arrival, please visit our Restaurant Team as early as possible and no later than 17:00 to discuss your specific requirements with our chefs, as they will be busy during service.
Please wait to be seated at your allocated table for all meals upon your arrival at the Restaurant. You will not be required to pre-order during your stay.
All World Bowls breaks are full board from dinner on arrival to lunch on departure day so you can enjoy the matches the following morning and afternoon. For guests departing after the tournament has finished on Monday 24th January 2022, your break will be Full Board through to breakfast on departure day.
All meal times will be listed on your break programme, which is included as part of the Welcome Pack you receive during your check-in.
Our super talented team is here to entertain live, in the Atlas Theatre and in the Garden, as well as through 'Potters Live' which is streamed to accommodation, restaurants and around the Resort.
Day and night, you'll never be too far from being entertained by lots of familiar faces on Resort. Our entertainment is designed to complement your holiday, whether it be live music as the perfect background to your evening, or our main show in the Atlas Theatre.
Rebooking For Next Year’s Championships
Next year’s World Indoor Bowls Championships Breaks are now on sale alongside the rest of our All-Inclusive Breaks as far as April 2023. These breaks continue to fill fast, so don't leave it to chance. You can book now online or call our friendly team on0333 3207 414.
Activities & How to Book
In addition to our day and night programme, there’s a variety of activities and facilities for you and your party to enjoy. Please be aware that activities are subject to availability and are available to book on a first-come-first-served basis. As such, we cannot guarantee that you will always be able to book your chosen activity.
Upon arrival, you’ll be given a daily entertainment programme which will contain the information you need to be able to book activities using our activities booking system via smartphone or tablet. Bookable activities will be highlighted and for those without a suitable device, please visit our Reception or the Sports Kiosk.
To be fair to all, we kindly request each guest not to book more than one bookable session per activity, per day and to cancel any session you can no longer attend. Email and SMS reminders are sent shortly before each booked session.
Please register for our Activity Booking System on your arrival day. Head to pottersfun.com where you will be asked to enter your details including your booking reference number and room number so please have your welcome pack to hand. Bookings can be made from 8:30 on each full day of your break, for that day
During peak times, if you are experiencing issues with WiFi on Resort, you may find it easier to switch to mobile data. Or use WiFi in the communal areas on Resort such as the Bowlers Bar where WiFi tends to be stronger.
If you wish to enjoy a non-instructor led activity such as tennis, snooker, badminton, etc on your arrival day please visit the Sports Kiosk between 14:00 and 21:00 to collect equipment, or if you’d like to swim, Palms is open until 19:30 with last entry into the pool/gym at 18:45.
Some activities do not need to be booked at all. You can simply go to the Sports Kiosk to collect equipment and away you go. Non-bookable activities include adventure golf, pitch and putt golf and frisbees.
If at all possible, you should bring your own equipment for any sports you may wish to play, subject to them being available. However, if you are unable to do so, we will still be able to provide equipment and items will be thoroughly cleaned after each use.
We will be operating a daily housekeeping service (excluding Bungalows on Sundays), however if you do not wish for your accommodation to be serviced during your stay then please advise Reception as soon as possible after your arrival.
If you choose not to have your accommodation serviced, but require any fresh towels, toiletries, or tea, coffee, sugar, etc, replenished, then these are available from Reception for collection or alternatively, we can deliver them to your accommodation if you prefer.
As we will have done prior to your own arrival, we need to fully sanitise rooms. For this reason we must insist all accommodation is vacated by 10:00, however you can still enjoy the morning and afternoon sessions of the tournament, as well as a delicious lunch, after returning your keys.
Other Helpful Info
Now we’ve given you all the essential info for your break, we trust you will enjoy a wonderful stay with us here on the Norfolk coast. But here’s a few handy tips to make your stay even more memorable. Just click on the links provided below.Pop-in-Shop
Our shop offers a selection of gifts and any supplies you may have forgotten to bring with you. We also offer a selection of jigsaws and other fun ideas (board games are also available for purchase from Reception). Please check the display outside of the shop for opening times.Aphrodite Beauty Studio
Get pampered by our professional team with a range of treatments and products. Call 01502 734343 to discuss and make your salon appointments (we recommend you do this prior to your arrival to Resort).
Our swimming pools and gym facilities are open from 7:30 to 19:30 every day except for Mondays and Fridays, when it opens at 9:30. Please note maximum bather numbers are in place for swimming pool usage for health and safety and as such it is subject to availability at any given time.
Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult in the water at all times, regardless of swimming ability. Children aged 9-12 must be supervised by a responsible adult from the pool or poolside, again, regardless of swimming ability. Children aged 13 or above require a responsible adult to be within our Palms Health & Fitness Club.
During your break, you may choose to spend some of your time exploring the local area. We’re lucky to have many popular attractions within a short drive of Potters Resort, with a variety of interests in mind.
We’re confident the above information about your imminent arrival is pretty comprehensive, but we’ve also compiled a list of your most asked questions to help.
We trust the above information has been helpful and answered any last minute questions you might have. If we’ve not quite ticked every box, please feel free to contact our friendly team on 0333 3207 407.
We can't wait to see you, and may we take this opportunity to thank you for your support and for reading this important information, as well as to wish you a safe journey to the Norfolk coast.