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Happy Planet are a local, ethical and award winning gift shop in Whitley Bay, within North Tyneside near Newcastle in the North East of England. Happy Planet is now sharing it’s own brand of colourful sustainable happiness directly with you online. We are an ethical social enterprise gift shop, gallery and studio. We offer original handmade goods created by local and national artists, as well fair trade products.

  • 5 star review  Thankyou Gail , for a fantastic time this evening at your felt workshop,l can't recommend going along enough if you want to try something new. Gail is such a friendly and welcoming lady and so encouraging. Such beautiful surroundings to craft in if you want to get away from the stresses of every day life definitely get your self along to a workshop.

    thumb Tracy Reay
  • 5 star review  lovely shop such variety beautiful window display and best of all the lady in the shop !Gail ! Happy New Year

    thumb Ambrosine Smith
  • 5 star review  Fabulous shop full of gorgeous handmade things. Gail is so friendly and makes the place very welcoming. Fantastic for gifts for all occasions, you will find it hard to resist treating yourself!

    thumb Mary Laing
  • 5 star review  Thank Gail for great workshop in needle felting tonight. I love my little Robin, just need to make my Batman now

    thumb Geoff Jess Smith
  • 5 star review  Two workshops I've been to here now, absolutely loved them both & cant wait to decide which workshop to do next. Gail is brilliant, so accommodating, patient and talented. There's also so many fabulous things to buy in store too! Thank you Gail, we'll be back soon! X

    thumb Kat Molloy
  • 5 star review  Alzheimer's should be one of the most talked about illness but its not glad it is now being taken serious i hope by our government and not a dark secret nice to see happy planet is talking about it well done

    thumb James Richardson
  • 5 star review  My sister absolutely loved her one off felted diary that I bought her for her birthday!! And the fact that she can reuse the cover in future years to come is a big bonus for a Yorkshire lass!! Lol. Thanks again Gail!

    thumb Tina Shaw
  • positive review  Really helpful, goes above and beyond! Really chuffed with my bowl, she posted it really quickly and it arrived safe and sound. Thank you so much!

    thumb Christy Tolliday
  • 5 star review  I attend one of the craft groups, full of fun, life, creativity and a loving, caring atmosphere. It leaves me feeling Happy and full of inspiration. I recommend it fully!

    thumb Julia Baker
  • 5 star review  A gorgeous shop full of handmade gifts and a warm welcome. If you are looking for something a little different, pop in and see Gail and she will be delighted to help.

    thumb Tracy Ann Bidwell
  • 5 star review  What a wonderful shop/gallery displaying a fabulous selection of crafted goods made by both Gail and local artists. I guarantee you will not leave without buying something unique.

    thumb Anne Nicholson
  • 5 star review  A wonderful little shop, that promotes and sells products by local artists and runs craft workshops to create more of them! The owner Gail's own journey as an artist is an inspiration to all who seek self expression through art.

    thumb Jonathan Goode
  • 5 star review  Such a wonderful shop, my children and I love popping in to say hi to Gail and browse, although everything is so tempting it's difficult to leave with nothing! We've got quite a collection of beautiful handcrafted felt animals now and it's my first stop when gift shopping. We always have a warm welcome and get very excited when we go past and see the window display has changed (especially at christmas!)

    thumb Vicki Parry
  • 5 star review  Lovely shop, really friendly. They have a wide range of arts and crafts. Don't expect just to spend ten minutes in there. Once you get lost in the shop, time disappears.

    thumb Ken Mulley-Smith
  • 5 star review  I love this shop, I spend ages in here whenever I go, I have a good browse while having my cup of community tea. Always a warm welcome and made to feel at home. Gail always has a wide variety of stock from local artists including herself, which are amazing. Highly recommend a visit.

    thumb Judith Culham Elsdon
  • 5 star review  I love this quirky Art and craft shop...it's stuffed full of gorgeous things at very reasonable prices, many of them made by the extremely talented and lovely owner Gail. It's a great place to go for gifts and everything I've bought there has enchanted the recipients

    thumb Sandra Fleck
  • 5 star review  I love visiting Happy Planet Creative Arts and it is my 'go to' place for gifts that are unique, and with the added bonus that they are locally made. I never come out empty handed as I can never resist treating myself as well as whoever I went in to buy a gift for! Congratulations Gail on providing a welcoming space and offering something that is different.

    thumb BECKY ROWE
  • 5 star review  Happy Planet has some lovely unique arts for sale so Ive bought a few things from there ranging from wooden seasidey ornaments to hand made cards to essential oils. Love it and Gail is so friendly 💜

    thumb Chris Kay
  • 5 star review  Lovely unique gifts

    thumb Karen Shuker
  • 5 star review  Unique gifts made with love and to a high standard. Well worth a visit. Workshops also for felting and art so cool. Gifts suitable for all budgets. 💜🌈💜

    thumb Tova Crossland
  • star rating  I came with a friend but was first to arrive and instantly was made to feel at home. Learnt some great paper crafts that I’ll be continuing with and will... read more

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    May 1, 2018
  • star rating  Enjoyed a great day with Gail and the other participants last weekend. Great people, lovely location & learned loads, including g the fact that even a self confessed ‘non creative’... read more

    Helen W
    July 8, 2018
  • star rating  I love this place for its sense of peace and creativity-you enter as a customer and leave a friend. Bought a beautiful necklace there, hand made by the incredibly talented... read more

    Suziechops
    July 6, 2017
  • star rating  I love this place for its sense of peace and creativity-you enter as a customer and leave a friend. Bought a beautiful necklace there, hand made by the incredibly talented... read more

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    July 6, 2017
  • star rating  I was looking for a way to get creative but don't have much confidence in my ability. As a customer of the Happy Planet Creative Arts shop I found out... read more

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    April 2, 2017
  • star rating  Plodging, kite flying, shibori dyeing, mandala stone painting, freckle catching, food sharing and belly laughing. Perfect day. Perfect company. Thanks Gail

    Janice R
    July 1, 2018
  • star rating  The best place to buy handcrafted gifts, chat with the owner artist who makes many of them, or learn new skills yourself. Once you’ve visited you’ll want to keep going... read more

    paintedfairy
    June 29, 2018
  • star rating  A great introduction as a beginner, Lovely friendly and informative course. Learned loads and has great time.

    JJ5678
    May 28, 2017
  • star rating  This has become my “go to” place for interesting and well made gifts. The owner and artist is always friendly and chatty and makes browsing and buying a

    avatar thumb paintedfairy
    December 17, 2017
  • star rating  What a wonderful find in Whitley Bay. This little haven of creative arts is just the most wonderful way to spend time browsing the shelves. If you are in Whitley... read more

    Jackie W
    February 20, 2017
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