Friends of North Lodge park AGM 2019

AGM 2019 |Wednesday 24th April

Friends of North Lodge Park AGM 2019

The community hall is still out of action, so we have booked the PARISH HALL for this year’s AGM.  As usual it’s not a traditional AGM, more a review of the year, a chance to get together to discuss the Park and to look ahead. The meeting will be on:

Wednesday 24th April, 7.30pm

We look forward to seeing you.

artist impression of the new bridge in North Lodge park Cromer

North Lodge Park Playful Connection

Our planning permission application for the playful connection project was approved in February, with a couple of conditions to be resolved and we have agreed outline  terms for a 10 year lease on the land from NNDC.  We are finalising some of the details of the project and are ready to share these with you at the AGM.

The are still lots of actions needed to pull the project together before we can start building – not least making sure we have all the money in place. 

Through your commitment to the Park, and a significant contribution from Cromer Town Council,  we already have over half the money in place, and will be looking for grants to cover much of the shortfall. 

sponsor a plank in NLP

At the AGM we will be launching a public appeal to give the community the opportunity to sponsor the project and become part of the story of North Lodge Park.

easter treasure hunt

Easter Treasure Hunt

Easter Treasure hunt in North Lodge ParkThrough the Easter School holidays families can explore North Lodge Park in rhyme

Saturday 6th April to  Sunday 21st April inclusive

This Easter, families can explore North Lodge Park with the help of a special Treasure Hunt. Carefully prepared by a trainee Bard, the rhyming couplets will encourage children to look around them and find the answers to the simple clues around the Park. On completion of the Treasure Hunt, the use of the magic word in the cafe will release an Easter Egg for successful children. Come and see what wonders there are in North Lodge Park.

The treasure hunt (and Easter Eggs!) will be available during cafe hours (10am-4pm Tuesday to Sunday)

Nominal Entry cost: £1 each (with Easter Egg for all who complete it)

Thanks to Kinnerton for their support.


Walker Brothers of Norfolk

60s Weekend | March 30th 2019

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.

mothers day afternoon tea

Mother’s Day Afternoon tea

Mother’s Day Special – Sunday March 31st 2019

Treat your mum to afternoon tea, in the stunning grade II listed North Lodge overlooking the sea, to celebrate Mother’s Day – show her how much she means to you on this special afternoon.
For only £15 a person, £50 a family of 4, you can treat your special mum to afternoon tea in North Lodge, provided by the cafe in the park, with all profits going to the Park.  Show her how much you care.
mothers day afternoon teaYou’ll get
  • 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
There will be two sittings, first at 1pm, the second at 3.30pm.
Phone 07766 715049 or email for more details
mothers day afternoon tea
Waitrose Community Matters

Waitrose Community Matters

Waitrose Community MattersThe 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.

skating in North Lodge Park Cromer

Skating Week February 2019

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.


Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

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.


Chinese New Year Celebration

ice skating cromer

Synthetic Ice Rink in Cromer – February half term 2019

Synthetic Ice Rink in Cromer North Lodge Park

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,

ice skating in cromer

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 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

You can download the attached booking form here

Please get in touch should you need more information:

We look forward to another exciting fringe festival