FIVE LAKES AND CHELSEA FC FOUNDATION PROVIDING FUN FAMILY BREAKS

The Chelsea FC Foundation has teamed up with Crowne Plaza Resort - Five Lakes in Colchester, Essex to offer a fantastic weekend's break for the whole family which includes expert football coaching.

While parents take full advantage of the site's facilities by either relaxing in the spa or enjoying a round of golf, children between the ages of 6 and 14 will receive football training and advice from FA-qualified Chelsea FC Foundation coaches.

Chelsea FC Foundation coaches will provide a fun and enjoyable football experience within a safe and friendly environment for children of all abilities in the game, while parents can absorb Five Lakes' breath-taking surroundings.

Mornings will involve learning new techniques before the children can put their new skills into practice in the afternoons with a mini European Championship tournament. All participants will receive a souvenir and there will be prizes on hand for the competition winners.

Andrew Morgan, Chelsea FC Foundation Essex development manager, said: 'This is a fantastic opportunity for children to learn new football skills while their parents enjoy a well-earned break within the beautiful Five Lakes resort. We pride ourselves on providing expert coaching programmes for players of all abilities and ensuring everybody comes away with news skills and great memories.'

The resort boasts 194 beautifully styled en-suite rooms, each comprising a large flat screen TV with stereo sound system, luxury bathroom with invigorating shower and separate bath and air conditioning. Many also enjoy stunning views across the resort's golf course.

The Leisure Club offers a host of health and fitness facilities including a state-of-the-art Technogym with views across the resort, resistance and free weights studio and a range of fitness and wellness classes. Sports fans can take advantage of the club's indoor and outdoor tennis, badminton and squash courts, while the heated indoor pool, spa bath, steam room and sauna offer a slower paced experience. All guests enjoy complimentary use of the Leisure Club.

Alternatively, the luxury spa is the perfect destination in which to experience the true meaning of relaxation and rejuvenation, with views across the resort and a wide choice of treatments by Clarins, ESPA and Jessica Nails.

Prices for this family break start from £328 on a half-board basis, checking in on Friday 29 June and checking out on Sunday 1 July - To book call 01621 868 888.