W O W ! We have been SHORTLISTED!

Yes, we are in the final 4 shortlist for the BEST Coffee/Tea Shop in Norfolk. We can’t believe it. Fingers crossed while the judges come and secretly taste our cakes, building up to the award ceremony in September.

Whether we win or not, to reach the final 4 is a well deserved accolade to our brilliant team of bakers and our café volunteers who dedicate their time and enthusiasm creating delicious crepes and cakes, teas and coffees, all served with chatty good humour.

Doubtless the amazing cakes and bakes swung the customers’ vote. Learn more about them, the bakers behind the aprons and the brief history of this little gem of a café in our just published Cook Book…(which is selling like…er…hot cakes!

You can buy the book online, in the cafe and in Jarrolds.


Super night on Saturday with Earnest and Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company




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 norfolkfada.co.uk 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 NorthLodgePark.org.uk 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.