broads in the Park

Broads in the Park

broads in the ParkSunday 10th September
2pm – 4pm

Any mention of The Broads and you probably start to think of boating on quiet waterways east of Norwich, passing through the reed beds searching for birds and wildlife.

Well think again!

The Broads are a fun, colourful, female singing trio who are coming to North Lodge Park, Cromer beside the cafe and boating lake, on Sunday afternoon 10th September. Join us from 2pm – 4pm for a fabulous afternoon of sing-along and perhaps, perhaps, perhaps (for all you Doris Day fans) a little dancing!

With nostalgic classics from the 40’s, 50’s and more, all sung in close harmony with a vintage vibe, come and spend a relaxing afternoon in the park by the sea while listening to The Broads. The tearoom is open all day from 10am serving hot and cold drinks plus a delicious array of home made cakes and Norfolk ice cream.

We look forward to seeing you there !

Broads in the Park

summer tea cup challenge

Summer Tea Cup Challenge

summe tea cup challengeThis summer we’ve a great tea cup challenge to bring out the creativity in you and your little ones.  Pop into the cafe and for a shiny pound we’ll give you a template to take away to be artistic with.  Once it’s been coloured in and stuck together (don’t worry we’ll let you have full instructions) bring it back and it will be in with a chance of a prize (please write a name, contact details and age on the bottom).  There will be prizes for various different age groups: Under 5 years, 5 to 7 years, 7 to 11 years, and  over 11 years.  The competition is open all August.



This year we have teamed up again with Coast Arts and Rock the Lobster to bring an Open Mic to the park at the start of Cromer carnival week.

CROMER CARNIVAL OPEN MICSaturday AUGUST 12th | 11am to 4pm
North Lodge Park, Cromer
Part picnic; part carnival; part DIY music. All afternoon fun.

ROCK THE LOBSTER will be in North Lodge Park, Cromer, giving performance artists a chance to perform.

The day is to enable local performers gain experience, improve their skills and, perhaps most importantly, enjoy themselves! There will be 15 minute sessions across the afternoon giving amateur performers a chance to demonstrate their talents and to give novices of all ages an opportunity to shine. If you wish to perform please bring your instrument(s) and back line, if required.

Come along to participate, or just bring a picnic and chill out while supporting the performers.

If you want to book a slot to perform, email or just turn up on the day.

ROCK THE LOBSTER is a voluntary group that runs a regular open mic promoting all performing arts (including: live music, poets, magicians, dancers, etc). We are funded entirely by sponsorship and donations. RtL aims to give amateur performers a chance to demonstrate their talents and to give novices and children a go. This enables local performers to gain experience, improve their skills and, perhaps most importantly, enjoy themselves! RtL have two regular evenings; usually on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Please check our website for details.




Your cafe in the Park has signed up to Refill

Refill is a national, practical tap water campaign that aims to make refilling your bottle as easy, convenient and cheap as possible by introducing refill points on every street. We know water fountains can be expensive to install and maintain, so now friendly cafes, shops, hotels and businesses are welcoming you in to refill your water bottle – for free! Refill is currently happening in Bristol, Cornwall, Dorset, Devon, Bath and Bradford-on-Avon with Brighton, Norwich, Hunstanton and now CROMER!

How does it work? 

Participating cafes, bars, restaurants, banks, galleries, museums and other businesses simply put a sticker in their window – alerting passers-by to the fact they’re welcome to come on in and fill up their bottle – for free! Download the free Refill rewards app to see where you can Refill on the go, or add new places to Refill yourself!

dann's farm luxury norfolk icecream

Dann’s Farm Luxury Norfolk Ice Cream

dann's farm luxury norfolk icecreamThe latest addition to the products in your cafe is a range of luxury ice cream from Dann’s Farm at North Tuddenham in the heart of Norfolk.  Not only does this come with very low ice cream miles, it’s a great product.

Dann’s Farm luxury dairy ice cream range is exactly what is says on the tub. This ‘udderly delicious‘ ice cream is churned on the farm with their very own dairy’s double cream and milk, their clucky birds free range eggs, natural sugars and flavourings and a little bit of Farmer Dann’s magic.

For the smaller customers, we’ve got Dann’s little luxury ice lollies.  Diddy Dann’s lollies are lovingly hand made using fresh milk and cream from Dann’s farm herd of Holstein Friesian Cows, with flavours of Milk and Honey, Chocolate and Strawberry they are a firm favourite with young and old.

Acrobat by Sue Purser Hope


SUSAN PURSER HOPESusan Purser Hope, a Cromer based glass artist, has chosen the North Lodge Tea Rooms as her venue for Open Studios this year. Running from 27th May until the end of June, the show features two distinct ranges of wall hung work in fused glass. The first is a series of abstract landscape and seascapes inspired by Susan’s love of the Norfolk that she discovered when she moved here four years ago to fulfil a lifetime’s ambition to live by the sea.Susan’s other love is the extraordinary world of entertainment that she discovered in the area. As she explains, “I have always loved fairgrounds and circuses. So I was delighted to discover the wonders at Thursford and the delights of the water circus at the Hippodrome at Great Yarmouth. My favourite book is J. B. Priestley’s The Good Companions and it was amazing to find the End of Pier show at the Pavilion Theatre here in Cromer!” Examples of her circus images are also included in the exhibition.


Meet the artist: Sue will be in the cafe during the afternoon of  Sunday 28th May.

For more information please contact Susan on 07970 419125 or,

Between Sea & Sky by Sue Purser Hope Acrobat by Sue Purser Hope

alice and flamingo

Croquet taster day: 14 May 2017

croquet taster dayCroquet is a sport that involves hitting  balls with a mallet through hoops embedded in a grass playing court.  What could be simpler?

On May 14th you’ll have the chance to find out when experts from Bodham Croquet Club will be on hand in North Lodge park to help you learn some of the challenges and get to grips with balls, mallets and hoops.

14th May, 11-4.