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

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.

    thumb roselydden
    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.

    thumb stevetravelsandeats
    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

    thumb 33Anita
    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

    thumb 367simono
    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

    thumb ronl773
    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

    thumb Gorleston_Girl
    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

    thumb David M
    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

    thumb Larry B
    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

    thumb neiljmarshall
    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

    thumb Nopasssword
    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
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.
Friends of North Lodge Park
Friends of North Lodge Park
It seems that baking cakes has become a very popular lock-down activity with supermarket shelves quickly stripped of flour and icing sugar which made us wonder how many of you have been baking from our Cook Book?

One of our youngest fans has been in touch – Freddie from Harlow in Essex who was bought a copy of Will you Marry Me by his visiting Grandma, Liz, for his 14th birthday last September. She says that he has always loved helping her with baking but our Cook Book has really fired his interest because it’s so easy to use and has lovely tempting photos!

And Freddie has enjoyed some immediate success too as his first attempt at a Coconut and Raspberry Cake resulted in him gaining the highest marks at school in his Food Technology pre-GCSE course. He says he has cooked several more since being locked-in – another Jam and Coconut sponge for his other grandparents and a Chocolate and Orange Drizzle birthday surprise for his mum plus gluten free Raspberry Bakewell and Lime and Blueberry Drizzle for a very grateful Uncle who usually misses out on sweet treats with his allergy. Now he says he is planning to cook something that he really fancies trying – giant Sausage Rolls!

Shops might be shut but our Cook Book is easily obtained on-line so if you haven’t got a copy yet we still have a few left. A lovely gift for idle hands during this enforced home staycation!
Friends of North Lodge Park
Friends of North Lodge Park
Rapidly changing developments have led us to cancel this year's AGM scheduled for next week. This is disappointing on many levels, one being the opportunity to get together to share the highs and lows of the last year, discuss plans for this year and to give you the chance to ask questions.

To retain some of these benefits, next week we will issue a newsletter summarising the things we would have discussed at the AGM. If there is anything you would like to see included, or if there are questions you would have raised at the AGM please email them to friends@northlodgepark.org.uk by the weekend and we will endeavour to include answers in the AGM newsletter.
Friends of North Lodge Park
Friends of North Lodge Park
Come along to the cafe Thursday morning to chat about how you can help us.