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Welcome to Happy Planet

Happy Planet is an award-winning social enterprise gift shop and gallery in Whitley Bay specialising in handmade goods made by local artists and makers, as a well as supporting ethically made and sourced Fairtrade products.

Please note visitors are required to wear a mask or face covering to ensure staff and visitors safety

To enter shop please click picture or ENTER FULL SHOP

  • review rating 5  Second workshop on needle felting with Gail. Just love it. So relaxing.

    thumb Margaret Dixon
  • review rating 0  Fantastic creations and the owner is wonder; she kindly donated some of her lovely bespoke crafts to a charity event helping to raise money for Save the Children - thank you

    thumb Emma Ann Nelson
  • review rating 5  Really nice place to be - lovely gifts and local artists and the people in it of course. Liz

    thumb Elizabeth Deller
  • review rating 5  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
  • review rating 5  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
  • review rating 5  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
  • review rating 5  I thoroughly enjoyed the Creative Day on Sunday! Thank you so much. It's not often I have the opportunity to play for a whole day but to learn, relax and develop whilst exploring creative play was wonderful. Held in the beautiful surroundings of the Northumbrian coast, with woodland on one side and the beach on the other, and hosted by the talented and creativity-nurturing artist Gail Curry, this is a perfect 'day away' session and I highly recommend it. I have felted pebbles on my coffee table now; and I thought I wasn't creative!

    thumb Janice Ross
  • review rating 5  I have had the most awesome lovely evening today. Thank you so much, its been a hoot and I can't wait to come and do another class. Highly recommend to anyone and the relaxing atmosphere just added to this xx

    thumb Lorz Lou-Pagan Brew
  • review rating 5  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
  • review rating 0  Lovely shop- everything is either free trade or produced locally. Great selection of unique and creative gifts for all ages and at very affordable prices.

    thumb Melanie Chester
  • review rating 5  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
  • review rating 5  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
  • review rating 5  Lovely unique gifts

    thumb Karen Shuker
  • review rating 5  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
  • review rating 5  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
  • review rating 5  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
  • review rating 5  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
  • review rating 5  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
  • review rating 5  You'll find a wonderful collection of original, crafted gifts in this delightful place.

    thumb Rob Scott
  • review rating 5  Fabulous shop / gallery. Beautiful products, excellent selection of gifts, the owner Gail is warm and welcoming.

    thumb Amanda Dixon
  •   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
    2/20/2017
  •   Popped in yesterday for the first time after often walking past and admiring the window display. Beautiful crafts adorn every surface, needless to say this is now going to be... read more

    joob78
    11/24/2018
  •   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
  •   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
    7/06/2017
  •   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
  •   A great introduction as a beginner, Lovely friendly and informative course. Learned loads and has great time.

    JJ5678
    5/28/2017
  •   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
  •   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
  •   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
  •   What a great afternoon! I had a fantastic time learning shibori techniques and dyeing my own scarf. Great tutor and a fantastic fun environment, I'll be back

    Karen J
    7/14/2017
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