Several customers have voted for us to be nominated for the BEST Coffee/Tea Shop award in the


As we are only a small café, we need every vote!

If you enjoy your experience at the North Lodge Park Tea Rooms, our delicious crepes & cakes and the unique atmosphere of our community café then go online to by 30th June and vote for

Crepes and Cakes

Friends of North Lodge Park Café, Cromer

Thank you!

North Lodge Park Gardening Festival 2019

Gardening Festival 2019

What will your message be?

plank appeal - North Lodge Park 2019

Be part of the story of North Lodge Park

At our AGM on April 24th, we launched a public appeal to raise money to enable us to complete the funding for  the Playful Connection.  Through your generosity and a substantiation contribution from Cromer Town Council we have half the £219,000 needed,  We are also looking for grant funding, and by showing your support in the Plank Appeal this will help our application to grant funders.

new play bridge with plaque

From the Rusts Shelter and the two model yacht ponds to benches, plants, and equipment, North Lodge Park has benefited from donations since it opened in 1929. This appeal continues that tradition and gives you the opportunity to become part of the story of North Lodge Park.

You can donate any amount, and all donations of £90 and over will entitle the donor to a message etched onto a plaque on one of the planks.  We’re hoping everyone will support the campaign – individuals, businesses, groups, families – let’s make it a real community project.  Get together with your friends and colleagues, with your neighbours or with fellow volunteer groups.  

What will your message be?

sponsor a plank - sponsorship form

You can donate online at or pick up a form from the Park Cafe.

If you want more information or would like to support the project in other ways get in touch via email.

If you have already sponsored a plank – and many of you have – THANK-YOU

If this park could talk…

…what would it say?

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.