To celebrate the 60’s weekend in Cromer there will be a day of music in North Lodge Park. The event will take place near the cafe and boating pond on Saturday 30th March. Local band Tom, Dick and Harry will start performing from 10.00 am, followed by The Walker Brothers of Norfolk who will play throughout the day. Come and enjoy all the fantastic hits from this eclectic decade.
Mother’s Day Special – Sunday March 31st 2019
- a selection of tasty sandwiches:
- Free range egg and mayonnaise with cress
- Mature cheddar and chutney
- Smoked salmon and cream cheese
- Carved ham and wholegrain mustard
- a great selection of delicious cakes:
- Scone with clotted cream and jam
- Individual Victoria sandwich
- Millionaires shortbread
- Double dipped chocolate strawberries
- Tea and coffee
The Friends of North Lodge Park have been selected by Waitrose North Walsham to be one of their charities for March, which means we will get a share of this month’s £1000, based on the ‘votes’ made with their token scheme. I don’t need to tell you that the more tokens in our box the bigger our share of the cake, and we all like big portions of cake.
A huge thank-you to all the volunteers who stepped up to help out at this year’s skating event in the Park. For 5 days the park was full of happy families taking advantage of the synthetic ice rink provided by Wonder Ice.
This wouldn’t have been possible without the exceptional support from the community, both joining in the fun, and their ongoing support for the cafe – it’s the profits from the cafe that underwrite such big cost events and make them happen – and North Norfolk District Council.
Photos by Malcolm English
Tuesday, 5 February 2019 from 15:30-18:00
A Giant Dragon, floating lanterns, art activities & Chinese snacks.
Come to North Lodge Park for this free event to celebrate the Chinese New Year. See the amazing floating dragon on the boating pond; make your own Chinese themed art; enjoy delicious Chinese finger food kindly donated by the Kanton restaurant. Come along from 3.30pm, the Cafe will be open until 6pm.
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.
In 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 14 February 2019 for only £30
- Double 6m x 4m £60, book by 14 February 2019 for only £50
- Large 10m x 5m £100, book by 14 February 2019 for only £80
Please get in touch should you need more information: email@example.com
We look forward to another exciting fringe festival
The Co-op Local Community Fund helps to support local projects that Co-op members care about. Since its launch in 2017, Co-op members have raised £39 million pounds for over 12,000 local causes. We’re delighted that Friends of North Lodge Park will now be able to access this funding opportunity.
The Co-op High Street store in the centre of Cromer has a membership scheme (a modern form of co-op stamps…) which rewards you for shopping at the store. Every time a member shops at the Co-op, in addition to their personal reward, 1% of what they spend on Co-op branded products and services helps fund community projects.
Members can select a cause for their donations: for the next 12 months the Friends of North Lodge Park are one of the causes you can select. If you are already a member, log onto your account and select us as your cause (or you can do so in store). If you aren’t a member please join up – even little spends in the shop will help our charity.