All the following are close by.
We especially recommend Fobbles for your quilting supplies and The Byre for lunch or afternoon tea.
Fobbles: Our great local quilt shop:
Fobbles is a Specialist Patchwork & Needlecraft workshop based in Holmrook about 10 minutes drive to the North of Cumbrian Longarm Quilting. Their purpose-built workshop and shop has ample free parking and is fully disabled-friendly. They specialise in patchwork and embroidery courses and supplies. They stock a wide range of quality cotton patchwork fabrics from Moda, Stof & Lecien, including the ever popular Moda jelly rolls and layer cakes, a huge range of notions, cutting equipment, books, magazines, patterns and threads, as well as a fabulous variety of embroidery supplies. They hold regular classes and their workshop is also available for private hire for your craft group.
The Byre Cafe:
https://www.facebook.com/thebyrecafe/ 5 minutes up the road!!
The Byre is a welcoming and cosy cafe. They serve high quality homemade hot and cold food. Especially recommended for light lunches and afternoon high tea.
The Ratty: Narrow Gauge Railway:
Muncaster Castle and Grounds:
http://www.muncaster.co.uk/ Especially recommended when the Azaleas and Rhododendrons are out in April and May.