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Inspirations is a 10,000² ft award winning retail superstore, based in Preston, Lancashire stocking papercrafts galore, scrapbooking, knitting and stitching, hobbies and gifts along with all your favourite brands. Regular workshops and demos are also held at the store; please take a look at our events calendar for more information.

We are also known as the home of Hunkydory Crafts as we stock all of the Hunkydory product range, along with other great brands such as Tim Holtz, Sweet Dixie, Sue Wilson, Tonic Studios, Crafter’s Companion and many more!

As we are crafters ourselves, we are able to understand our customers and their needs. We make projects with the very products we sell, so quality and value is paramount to us and it is evident in all the products we retail.

Visit our superstore!

Inspirations is easily accessible from all directions, situated on the Capitol Centre, just off the main ring-road and a short distance away from Preston City Centre.

Opening Times:

Monday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:30

Sunday: 11:00 - 16.00


Find Us:

By Car

Post code for SatNav: PR5 4AW

Inspirations is situated on the Capitol Centre on the A6, Chorley to Preston road.

From the M6 - come off at Junction 29 and follow signs for the A6 Preston. The Capitol Centre is on the left, marked also as Park & Ride. Turn left onto Capitol Way. Inspirations is straight ahead, behind Dunelm.

By Rail

If you arrive at Preston Train Station then the Capitol Centre is just a short journey away. To get to the Capitol Centre from the City Centre requires either a short walk from the train station to the bus station, OR a connecting bus.

There are buses from Preston Railway Station to the main Bus station - Numbers 1, 3 or 88a to City Centre. If travelling on foot, follow Fishergate, the main road through the town centre, past the Fishergate Centre and The Mall until you reach the Miller Arcade. The bus for the Park & Ride (beside Inspirations) is situated on Jacson Street, next to the Harris Museum, with frequent departures. For more rail and bus details please see the appropriate websites for more information.

Park & Ride

Preston's park & ride at Walton-le-Dale is perfectly situated for the Inspirations Superstore, with a 'stop' just opposite the entrance. .

By Bus

Park & Ride buses can be accessed from Preston in Jacson Street, beside the Harris Museum & Library. Buses run every 10 minutes in peak hours.

The Capitol Centre is also readily accessible by bus, serviced by two regular routes from the city centre, the Chorley/Bolton 125/126 and the Wigan 113. 


Book a Workshop and see our Timetable 

Join us at our store in Preston to get hands-on with some of the best products in the market, with the best crafters in the market! We offer a variety of workshops for all mediums of crafting, from papercraft to sewing.

With each workshop you will not only receive expert advice and tutelage, but you get to take home what you've been crafting with! Be it some brand new goodies you've just learnt how to use, what you've made during the workshop, or an updated project that our experts have helped you finish!





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