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How to Plan a Group Getaway

Whether you’re planning to travel with friends, other couples or family, nothing beats fun activities and bonding time to help make memories.

We personally recommend spa or golf days! In Essex we are known far and wide for being a welcoming hotel, so here are our top tips for planning a group getaway to remember.


Invitations & Selecting a Date

It’s never easy to lock in a date with everyone, but with summer fast approaching the sooner you can get a feel for people’s free time the better. Instead of sending invitations via email or text, why not throw a dinner party and ask people to join the mini holiday face to face? Not only can particulars such as cost, dates and location be discussed, it also gives your friends a chance to get to know each other before you all spend time away together (if they don’t already know each other that is!)


Think of the environment when travelling

It doesn’t make sense or save petrol money to each travel in your own car. Club together and share the experience (and driving) and not only will you save fuel money, you can also enjoy each other’s company on the trip. We have plenty of parking available at our property, so car share and help the environment!


Keep everyone happy

Whether your party craves some time out on our Hydrator Spa Day, or want to hit the green for some Golf, Beer, Panini and Fries, we have activities to suit everyone. Keen golfers can enjoy an 18-hole round of golf, a panini and a pint; it’s the perfect way to unwind and catch-up with friends. For those who want to avoid sport, they can enjoy a 50-minute Hydrator treatment and sparkling afternoon tea at our Essex Spa hotel. We have many leisure facilities on-site for guests to enjoy. Boasting a gym, restaurant, a sports bar, a nightclub and even a Starbucks, there’s always something to do!


Stay in Style

Choose accommodation that is not only comfortable but also impressive. Picking Crowne Plaza Resort – Five Lakes is the sure-fire way to have your friends nominate you for arranging the next outing! When looking for hotels as a larger group, you will always receive the very best rate when you book direct with the hotel. Be sure to ask about our village rooms with views of the golf course.

To experience one of our golf days in Essex or to see our spa for yourself, check availability online or call a member of the team today.