FROM 13TH APRIL WE ARE REOPENING THE SHOP

For opening times please click here

We will also continue offering a click and collect and postal service via this website. 

#staysafe #staywell 

Happy Planet is an Award Winning Social Enterprise Ethical Gift Shop and Gallery in Whitley Bay, specialising in handmade goods made by local artists and makers, as well as supporting ethically made and sourced Fairtrade products.

To see Gail Curry Artist – Just Another Day Online Exhibition please click here

  • 5 star review  Great evening at the workshop and we all made lovely figures at our first attempt. Roll on the next workshop.

    thumb Sandra Quick
  • 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  Happy planet is one of my favourite shops, if you are ever looking for a unique hand crafted gift then this is the place . Beautiful items, I have done a couple of workshops too which are really good valued for money and enjoyable .

    thumb Nicola Brown
  • positive review  Just had the most amazing workshop with Gail making felt hares. I’m inspired to create more felt animals. Thank you Gail.

    thumb Judy Zajac
  • 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
  • 4 star review  Was really looking forward to my needle felting class on Sunday, was late but Gail was super about it. Nice relaxed and informal setting, great tuition and lots of encouragement from Gail who is very welcoming and easy going. So many ideas and thoughts to progress beyond the course but more classes needed to carry those forward. Can't wait for next class. Thanks Gail Pam Wilson

    thumb Pamela Wilson
  • 5 star review  Took the kids (9&10) to make needle felted monsters today, it was blinkin fab!! Gail was so patient and really encouraged them to be creative and imaginative and run with their ideas. Such a lovely lovely activity to do and coming away with a lovely little self made monster that they are both really proud of has made their day. Highly recommended. Thanks Gail

    thumb Tina Stobbs
  • 5 star review  Happy Planet is the perfect place to pick up a meaningful gift that is full of soul: one off pieces of art that are really affordable. There is a wonderful sense of community and inclusion about the place. Gail is a remarkable lady and she will gladly make you feel welcome and accepted in her space (I say "space" because it's much more than a shop.) Check out the variety of workshops as well. Gail is a creative and an encourager who I don't doubt will facilitate a really productive and enjoyable session for anyone, regardless of skill or experience. If you're in Whitley Bay make sure you go out of your way to visit.

    thumb Clare Talbot-Jones
  • 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
  • positive review  Lovely shop with a very knowledgeable owner/artist and some fabulous locally produced art and crafts. They also run workshops from the premises!

    thumb Susan Perkins
  • 5 star review  Fabulous shop / gallery. Beautiful products, excellent selection of gifts, the owner Gail is warm and welcoming.

    thumb Amanda Dixon
  • 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
  • 5 star review  Wonderful shop full of beautiful happy things. The felted creatures are a joy - made with love and humour. Just been to the online shop and ordered some things for my elderly parents who are self-isolating...perfect gifts!

    thumb Ian Kille
  • 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  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  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  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  You'll find a wonderful collection of original, crafted gifts in this delightful place.

    thumb Rob Scott
  • star rating  Silver clay jewellery workshop with Emine Thompson.

    This was the first workshop I’d done at Happy Planet and I loved it.
    Gail’s shop is full of lovely handmade... read more

    johjohwill
    5/28/2018
  • 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
    7/01/2018
  • star rating  Did this two hour workshop with my Mam. We were made to feel totally at ease doing something completely new and enjoyed every minute. Came away with a lovely handmade... read more

    phoebeUk
    2/19/2017
  • star rating  I have followed Gail Curry since I first came across her working from a stall in Tynemouth Market
    She is very welcoming to everyone and Happy Planet is a lovely... read more

    275pam
    6/06/2018
  • star rating  Huge thanks to Gail at Happy Planet for a fabulously relaxing and creative workshop yesterday. Perfect location, great company and I loved creating my shibori silk scarf and mandala stones.... read more

    Elaine M
    7/02/2018
  • 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
    6/29/2018
  • star rating  This is a fabulous shop! The felt animals are so full of character and all individually... read more

    maryjT2905KZ
    7/14/2020
  • star rating  A great introduction as a beginner, Lovely friendly and informative course. Learned loads and has great time.

    JJ5678
    5/28/2017
  • star rating  The felted seal workshop was great. I'm a complete beginner and didn't know what to expect from needle felting but Gail was very supportive and made everyone feel at ease.... read more

    shareekh
    6/10/2017
  • star rating  I have always admired the Shibori technique for it's uniqueness and sometimes intricate detail. Emily Carney explained several ways to make designs and patterns with advice on the best fabric... read more

    ballisticowl
    7/09/2017
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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.

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