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  Had a splendid evening making felt baubles for Christmas here - it was lovely to get back into having a bit of a play, and under Gail's gentle guidance, managed to make something I'm happy to hang on my tree!

    thumb Lorna Dargan
  • 5 star review  Really nice place to be - lovely gifts and local artists and the people in it of course. Liz

    thumb Elizabeth Deller
  • 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
  • positive review  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
  • positive review  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
  • positive review  I attended one of Gail's creative retreats which she held at Low Hauxley. Oh what an amazing day! To be able to focus on something so different to my normal day, to learn new skills from someone who is so talented and patient, to let creativity flow - it was simply wonderful! Thoroughly enjoyed it and more importantly it did me the world of good -so beneficial for maintaining your health. Thank you so much Gail. xx

    thumb Lou Laggan
  • 5 star review  What an amazing little shop! Lovely friendly staff and full of unusual and cute bits and bobs. This unicorn lover will definitely be coming back! ���

    thumb Rosie Brown
  • 5 star review  Fab shop full of stuff which Gail has lovingly made. I've also been to 2 needlefelting workshops with Gail. She is a fantastic teacher - very patient, helpful and generous. Everything is explained very clearly and Gail always has plenty of examples of work for inspiration.

    thumb Susanna Buckley
  • positive review  Just been to see Gail for a felting workshop and I cannot recommend her enough! Such a warm and welcoming atmosphere and Gail answered all our questions on felting and shared her tips. The shop is fantastic and an Aladdin’s cave of local art and crafts. I will be returning and cannot wait for the next workshop.

    thumb Grace Spedding
  • 5 star review  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
  • 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  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  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  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  You'll find a wonderful collection of original, crafted gifts in this delightful place.

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

    thumb Amanda Dixon
  • 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
  • star rating  Just had a wonderful 2hour workshop, lovely evening, very informative! And great fun! The shop is full of beautiful handmade items! Already looking forward to booking another class!

    katethunter
    3/12/2017
  • 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
    2/20/2017
  • star rating  Have visited a few times and always find Gail to be very friendly and helpful. The shop is beautiful and is a great showcase for her art and also for... read more

    SFE74
    4/02/2017
  • star rating  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
  • 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  Wonderful shop full of beautiful happy things. The felted creatures are a joy - made with love and... read more

    NorthumbrianHouse
    6/04/2020
  • star rating  I was so happy to find this lovely space and the very talent Gail again!
    I've done a beginning felting workshop last year which I really enjoyed. The... read more

    mayraluana
    2/22/2017
  • 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
    7/01/2018
  • star rating  I had a lovely evening doing the papercraft workshop.
    I was made to feel very welcome by Gail and she is a great teacher.
    I will definitely be back... read more

    mgalea82
    5/02/2018
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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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