Gift Shop Creative Space

Jacwicks Designs

Ruth Jacobs is founder of Jacwicks Designs and designer of the Perch and Fabwrap ranges. Each unique product is handmade in the North East of England, near the beautiful city of Durham.  All products are durable and made to reuse time and time again.

Every attempt is made to keep packaging as environmental friendly as possible, by using recycled card for bands, tissue and durable paper envelopes for packing and posting, any plastic is kept to a minimum.

Jacwicks shop shelf


Here at the Durham Dales Centre we welcome thousands of visitors each year. Take a look below at some of our lovely feedback.

Nice little gift shops and a great cafe have a nice all day breakfast and some great Sunday dinners all at a good price!


Plenty of parking, nice shops and café very good food. We used the centre as a base for a walk around the quarry then back for food.


The staff are always pleasant and helpful (even when run off their feet). The menu has a good selection and the food is homemade, would recommend the mince pie with all the trimmings.