Café 1899

The park has a fabulous café situated within the visitor centre, close to the Spring Lane entrance and children’s play areas. Named after the colliery that previously inhabited the site, the café offers stunning views over the park and surrounding areas.

Food and drink

Café 1899 offers a range of hot and cold food and drinks, including 200 degrees coffee, homemade cakes, cooked breakfasts, jacket potatoes and paninis. The menu changes frequently and we use local suppliers and locally sourced food in our dishes.

We offer vegetarian and gluten free options.

coffee and cakes


The café’s indoor seating area seats 75 people and visitors can take in information about the heritage of the site.

There is a brand new outdoor seating area to the front of the café. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area but need to be on a lead.

The café also operates a take away service from the hatch, perfect to grab a coffee on the go or a treat to take home after a walk or cycle.

Venue hire

You can hire out Café 1899 for children’s birthday parties, afternoon tea celebrations, anniversary meals and more.

Our venue caters for up to 75 people. We can provide catering packages to suit your budget, from buffets to fully catered sit down meals and are licensed to serve alcohol.

Call us to see what packages we can put together to suit your occasion on 0115 926 1388.


We regularly host events at the café including craft sessions, meetings, jazz nights and even a Santa’s grotto. Please contact the café team if you would like to host an event in the venue.

Upcoming events at Café 1899

 Breakfast with Santa

9.30 – 10.30am on 3, 11, 17 & 18 December 2022

Tickets £11

Book now to join Santa for a Christmas Breakfast Party at Café 1899 in Gedling Country Park!

Children will get a yummy Christmas breakfast box and a present from Santa. They can also write a letter to Santa and post it in the special box at the café and the elves will whisk it off to North Pole and make sure a reply is ready and waiting for you when you leave!

All children will need to be accompanied by an adult. There is seating in the café for adults, but not at the breakfast tables – they are reserved for Santa’s special guests (the ticket holders).

Please book and pay in advance by calling the café on 0115 926 1388, or book in person at the café.

Café 1899 & toilet opening times

Month Monday - Friday Saturday - Sunday
April - May
9am - 4pm
9am - 5pm
June - July
9am - 4pm
9am - 5pm
9am - 5pm
9am - 5pm
September - October
9am - 4pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm

Sun: 9am - 4pm
November - March
9am - 3pm
9am - 3pm