ice skating cromer

Synthetic Ice Rink in Cromer – February half term 2019

IT’S BACK! With a NEW and IMPROVED skating surface!

Are you a budding Natalia or Alexei? Get your skates on and come down to North Lodge Park in Cromer. For one week only skate your way into Spring!  February half-term 2019 brings you another chance to ice skate in Cromer. This year we have upgraded to the best quality synthetic surface available, from Wonder Ice – from International Ice Dancers Alexei Kislitsyn & Natalia Pestova!!

If you already love ice skating, want your children to try something new, are just looking for a fun activity for family and friends then come along to the synthetic ice rink at North Lodge Park.

The rink will be in North Lodge Park from Tuesday 19th February until Saturday 23rd open from 10am to 5pm every day  (late night Friday until 8pm)

There will be 45 minute sessions which will give skaters a full 30 minutes on the rink.
Pre-booking tickets is recommended but tickets will be available on the day

Advance tickets are £6 (10% discount when booking more than 4 for the same day at the same time)

Tickets on the day will be £7.50, family ticket £25

The rink is suitable for people of all ages and is wheelchair friendly.
Children who are not confident on the ice can use ice skating penguin aids.

Make sure you take advantage of this skatetastic facility
and a chance to practise your pirouettes!

Advance tickets below.

Please note there is NO PARKING in North Lodge Park. It is a short walk from the railway station, and served by the following buses:

  • Routes 5 and CH2 – stop at the main entrance to the Park
  • Routes 6A, X40, and X44 – stop at the church or opposite Henry’s, depending on direction of travel
  • Route CH1 – most becomes a CH2 at the bus station.

Wonder Ice rink

Wonder Ice rink

Wonder Ice rink

 

You need to book each day separately.  Select a day to book below,

gardening festival 2019

North Lodge Park Cromer Gardening Festival May 18th 2019

gardening festival 2019In 2018 we launched a new event to the Cromer calendar as an addition to the popular Crab and Lobster Festival: the CROMER GARDENING FESTIVAL. This festival fringe event, built on the enormous success of the Crab and Lobster Festival, providing the thousands of visitors with an extra focus during the weekend. Across the day there were numerous gardening themed events for all from experienced gardeners to young (aspiring) gardeners, with a range of gardening related stalls, including many plant specialists, selling a range of plants and other products for the garden. Several thousand people came making it a really successful launch year.

May 2019 will be the 90th anniversary of the formation of North Lodge Park and the 10th anniversary of the Crab and Lobster Festival so as well as a GARDENING FESTIVAL on Saturday May 18th 2019 there will be lots of birthday celebrations making the day a much bigger event.

If you would like to take part in this exciting festival please get in touch with your proposals for the day. We are looking for creative ideas around the gardening theme to make the day really special.

If you would like a stall to sell products, these are available under the same terms as the main Crab and Lobster festival, but with discounts for booking early:

  • Standard 3m x 3m £35, book by the end of January 2019 for only £30
  • Double 6m x 4m £60, book by the end of January 2019 for only £50
  • Large 10m x 5m £100, book by the end of January 2019 for only £80

You can download the attached booking form here

Please get in touch should you need more information: friends@northlodgepark.org.uk

We look forward to another exciting fringe festival

open mic cromer

CROMER CARNIVAL OPEN MIC 2018

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 MIC 2018Saturday AUGUST 11th | 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 openmic@coastarts.co.uk 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!  Please check  rockthelobster.com for details.

croquet taster day

Croquet Taster Day

croquet taster dayWe are pleased to welcome back Bodham Croquet Club to North Lodge Park to give you a chance to try out croquet.

If you want to know your roquet from your rover and your pioneer from your peel, come along on Sunday 13th May from 1pm.

The experts will be in the Park from 1pm with their hoops, mallets and balls ready to play.

“The hedgehog was engaged in a fight with another hedgehog, which seemed to Alice an excellent opportunity for croqueting one of them with the other: the only difficulty was,  that her flamingo was gone across to the other side of the garden” – Lewis Carroll

walker brothers

Walker Brothers in the Park

Walker Brothers of Norfolk

On Saturday 31st March (Easter Saturday) The Walker Brothers of Norfolk will be singing in North Lodge Park!

This talented group of singers will be entertaining us with songs from the 40’s through to the 70’s, as well as excerpts from well known Musicals. So if you fancy a bit of the Beach Boys, a dose of Dean Martin or a taste of the Temptations then you know where to come!

This is a free event; we suggest you wrap up warm as the brotehrs will be playing outside next to the cafe (where delicious cake awaits!) The fun all starts at 1pm

north lodge park, from britainfromabove.org.uk

AGM 2018 | March 21

“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade.” ― Rudyard Kipling

Your responses to our surveys, and ongoing feedback we get, show that one of your top priorities is to bring opportunities for play to the Park. In 2016 we worked with a number of play park equipment suppliers to develop ideas for a play park on the old bowling green, looking for innovative ideas that would help to make the Park more attractive to visitors. For a number of reasons the proposals weren’t suitable to be implemented.

Developing a concept for the whole Park
Learning from this project, rather than rush into bringing forward another play project out of context, we have stood back and taken a broader look at the Park, so that we can put any future proposals for play in the Park into context.

With support from NNDC, we have commissioned a landscape architect, with experience of play in public parks, to work with us to develop an outline plan for the Park to provide a context for future improvements, and to bring forward a detailed design for some play opportunities.

north lodge park, from britainfromabove.org.uk

Play time
As part of the brief we have asked for any proposals to address the perceived remoteness and access challenges of the upper lawn, introducing play in innovative ways that are in keeping with the nature of the Park. We have asked the designers to look into using the topography of the upper lawn as a basis for designing play opportunities, rather than implementing a standard play park.

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing”
– George Bernard Shaw

This approach has a number of advantages, not least that it will give us a blue-print for the Park that we can all work towards over the coming years, and enable us to deliver opportunities for play within this in the near term (all being well, before the end of the year).

The appointed designers, AREA Landscape Architects, will be at the AGM on 21st March to present their initial thoughts and to give you all a chance to join the debate.

AGM
AGM DateThe AGM will start at 7.30pm on 21st March in Cromer Community Hall. We’ll look at the highs and lows of the last year, share the charity’s financial statement and forecast and then move onto plans for 2018 which will include giving time to discuss the AREA ideas.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the AGM, if not before.

Barry Meadows

gardening festival

Crab and Lobster Gardening Festival 2018

The Crab and Lobster Festival is a lively weekend celebration; now into it’s 9th year it has become a major fixture on the Cromer calendar drawing many thousands of visitors to the town. It is a feast of fun, food, art, heritage and entertainment, with a wide range of events and activities – the festival celebrates local links with the sea over the festival weekend, this year May 19 – 20 May 2018. The fun starts on Friday night with a traditional seaside variety concert at the Famous Pier Pavilion Theatre in Cromer and continues over the weekend.

gardening festivalFor 2018 there is a new addition to the festival on Saturday 19th May: the Crab and Lobster Gardening Festival to be held in North Lodge Park. This festival fringe event will build on the enormous success of the Crab and Lobster Festival, providing the thousands of visitors with an extra focus. During the day there will be numerous gardening themed events for all from experienced gardeners to young (aspiring) gardeners, with a range of gardening related stalls, including many plant specialists, selling a range of plants and other products for the garden.

North Lodge Park is a cliff top park on the eastern edge of the town centre, with a volunteer group helping look after some of the gardens, operate the cafe and organise events across the year. The garden Fringe Festival will be run by the Friends.

If you would like to take part in this exciting new experience, please get in touch with your proposals for the day. We are looking for creative ideas around the gardening theme to make the day really special.

If you would like a stall to sell products, these are available under the same terms as the main Crab and Lobster festival, but with discounts for booking early.   Please print off the booking form and send it with your fee to us via the cafe in North Lodge Park (Overstrand Road, NR27 0AH).

Please get in touch should you need more information: friends@northlodgepark.org.uk

 

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

CROMER CARNIVAL OPEN MIC

CROMER CARNIVAL OPEN MIC

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 openmic@coastarts.co.uk 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 rockthelobster.com for details.