North Lodge Park Cromer

CAFE COOK BOOK

In celebration of the wonderful bakers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to provide the delicious homemade cakes sold in the North Lodge Park Cafe we have published a stunning cook book. You can buy the book online, in the park cafe or Jarrolds. .

north lodge park cafe cook book

SPONSOR A BRIDGE PLANK

Be part of the story of North Lodge Park. You can sponsor one of the new bridge planks, this includes a brass plaque with up to 3 lines of your own words. Read more…

new play bridge with plaque

The Upper Lawn

Three hundred years ago North Lodge Park’s upper lawn was a field belonging to Cliff House on the Overstrand Road, becoming part of North Lodge Park in 1946, with the connecting bridge built in 1956.

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Chronicles of the Park

North Lodge Park opened on Saturday 18 May 1929 – and to mark 90 years of Cromer’s clifftop park we have published a 28 page ‘Brief History’ of the Park 1929-2019. You can buy the book online, in the park cafe or Jarrolds.

Chronicles of Cromer's North Lodge Park


Park Cafe

See the latest reviews for our cafe on TripAdviser

  •   A tiny cafe with a very limited number of tables, it was packed when we visited so we had to brave the winter wind and sit outside in the cold... read more

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    2/23/2020

      We only spotted these tea rooms on trip advisor because they are quite well hidden in the corner of a park. The staff were delightfully helpful and the food was... read more

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    1/09/2020

      Run by Friends of North Lodge Park a volunteer organisation to support the park. Good coffee and homemade cakes.

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    12/17/2019
  •   Peculiar but lovely. Wonderful friendly atmosphere and delicious home made cakes.
    We’re made to feel welcome and we’re looked after.

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    12/15/2019

      A community tea room run by a team of volunteers. They have a wide choice of home-made cakes, including gluten free, savoury and sweet crepes and delicious sausage rolls. The... read more

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    11/20/2019

      Fab little gem we stumbled upon lovely cakes and drinks. Staff were very friendly will definitely be back again when next in the area

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    11/09/2019
  •   It's a very good good place for afternoon tea and cakes

    We stumbled across this little hidden gem in North Lodge Park

    I was quite surprised to find... read more

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    10/21/2019

      We've visited twice so far this week and plan to return again & again. Delightfully delicious and absolutely gorgeous cakes, freshly made crêpes, lovely coffees and gravy bones for Scamp... read more

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    10/15/2019

      A super very small establishment run by volunteers who provide tasty extremely well filled crepes, home made cakes & biscuits and a good range of teas & coffees. They made... read more

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    9/10/2019
  •   What a lovely afternoon, sunny sky, wonderful brass band playing for 2 hours, and great tea & cake delivered to our seats on the wall. They even made me a... read more

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    9/08/2019

      Stunning cake here. We had a slice of Victoria Sponge and a slice of Cherry Bakewell. Reasonable price and perfectly home made. Heartedly recommended. Great to sit inside or out,... read more

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    8/06/2019

      Wow! What a lovely cafe and great cheerful volenteers. I had a coffee and a homemade tea cake. They were both delicious. They had lots of other lovely cakes, so... read more

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    7/27/2019

The Park cafe is closed until further notice

Part of the next phase of the project will be to place benches on the upper lawn; we are in the early stages of planning this. If you are interested in sponsoring a bench, please leave your details here.

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Friends of North Lodge Park

The Friends of North Lodge Park AIM To protect, enhance and promote North Lodge Park as a place of recreation and enjoyment for the long term benefit of the local community and visitors OBJECTIVES To encourage wide community input and participation in improving the Park so that the Park may best serve the local community and visitors To manage and assist with current and future projects that will improve the Park To represent the interests of the community and visitors through a positive, co-operative approach, working in partnership with North Norfolk District Council Registered Charity Number 1169907
Friends of North Lodge Park
Friends of North Lodge Park
The new bridge (emerging from this mornings mist)
Friends of North Lodge Park
Friends of North Lodge Park
Week 3, and the new bridge is starting to take shape
Friends of North Lodge Park
Friends of North Lodge Park
Three hundred years ago North Lodge Park’s “upper lawn” was a field belonging to Cliff House on the Overstrand Road, owned by Dr Sidney Terry from 1772. Dr Terry could be credited as starting Cromer’s holiday trade: he let out lodging rooms in Cliff House, and as co-owner of a bathing machine business introduced the first ones to Cromer in 1779. Today his name is remembered in the “Doctor’s Steps” built in 1806 (converted to slopes in 1894) as a route from Cliff House to the beach. The “upper lawn” became part of North Lodge Park in 1946, with the connecting bridge built in 1956.

There is more about the development of the Upper Lawn on the website https://northlodgepark.org.uk/the-park/history/the-upper-lawn/ and in our Chronicles “100 years in the Park” available to purchase on the website.
Friends of North Lodge Park
Friends of North Lodge Park
Screw piling has started to form the bridge foundations on the upper lawn, while on the main lawn the corner has been cut off the path (and the railings removed from the side bed.
Friends of North Lodge Park
Friends of North Lodge Park
Work has started in the Park on replacing the old bridge with the new inclusive Playful Connection; fencing is up and the old bridge removed. Apologies for any inconvenience caused from the fencing. For those of you interested, you can still sponsor a plank (see northlodgepark.org.uk for details).
Friends of North Lodge Park
Friends of North Lodge Park
With your tremendous support we have been busy fund raising to provide inclusive access to the Upper Lawn and improve the play facilities in the Park. I am pleased to report that on 1 June 2020 work will commence to install the fully accessible ‘playful bridge’ linking the two sections of the park divided by the sunken walkway.

We thought long and hard about whether to go ahead with this project in the current unprecedented times. After much deliberation, and with support from NNDC, it was decided to go ahead – so when the bridge is finished and we emerge from the other side of this pandemic Cromer will have something to celebrate

Inevitably it has taken time to research, develop and get approval for such an ambitious scheme, but the funding was finally in place just as the country locked down.

You rose magnificently to the challenge of helping the project financially by sponsoring a plank. Although successful grant applications contributed over £80,000 towards the project, with a significant contribution from Cromer Town Council and the Government Pocket Parks fund, most of the funding has come from the community, with a major contribution (£90,000) from café takings thanks to our customers, volunteer staff and bakers.

There was a fantastic response to our funding appeals, with over £25,000 raised from individual plaques for sponsored planks on the bridge, and from sales of our books of café cake recipes (Will You Marry Me?) and the Brief History of the Park.

Some of the periphery works - such as benches – are being delayed and still need funding: there’s still time to sponsor a plank or buy one of the books – see northlodgepark.org.uk for full details – to help complete the project.

With the current restrictions in place, we can't be definitive on dates, it depends how much the suppliers are impacted over the coming weeks. But the contractor, Modern Method Construction Ltd will commence on June 1st, although some of the play equipment and landscaping outside the main contractors’ remit will be implemented later.

The new zig-zag wooden bridge will allow explorers of all ages and abilities to easily access the new play area which will include a range of new play equipment as well as areas of wild flowers and pathways to open up access to the cliff top path. The bridge itself will include some elements of play and will take approx. 6 weeks to construct. During this time the sunken walkway will be closed to the public with diversion notices in place.