Welcome to Happy Planet
“no harm to people or the planet for profit”
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.
19th Sept 2020 New Opening Hours click here
Please note visitors are required to wear a mask or face covering to ensure staff and visitors safety
To see Gail Curry Artist – Just Another Day Online Exhibition please click here
Happy Planet online shopping Click here to shop Happy or click picture below
- Tracy Reay
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.
- Becky Pdyp
What a fab session we had with you tonight, Helping Hands had a great time making robins and snowmen, thank you Gail
- Michelle Todd
Really enjoyed the papercraft workshop. Was made to feel very welcome and loved learning a new skill. The shop is lovely too! Gorgeous handmade gifts 🙂
- Lindsey Grieves
Happy shopping at happy planet X X X fab unique shop X
- Rosie Brown
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! ���
- Lou Laggan
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
- Judy Zajac
Just had the most amazing workshop with Gail making felt hares. I’m inspired to create more felt animals. Thank you Gail.
- Alix O'Hanlon-Alexandra
Found the most perfect birthday present for my sister and got a gorgeous flying pig tree decoration which is already a family favourite ❤🌲❤ Thank you, Happy Planet!!
- Geoff Jess Smith
Thank Gail for great workshop in needle felting tonight. I love my little Robin, just need to make my Batman now
- Christy Tolliday
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!
- Vicki Parry
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!)
- Rob Scott
You'll find a wonderful collection of original, crafted gifts in this delightful place.
- Tova Crossland
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. 💜🌈💜
- Ian Kille
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!
- Amanda Dixon
Fabulous shop / gallery. Beautiful products, excellent selection of gifts, the owner Gail is warm and welcoming.
- Sandra Fleck
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
- Ken Mulley-Smith
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.
- BECKY ROWE
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.
- Karen Shuker
Lovely unique gifts
- Chris Kay
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 💜
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
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
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
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
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
- Jackie W
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
After doing a couple of needle felting workshops with Gail Curry I couldn't wait to sign up for an afternoon of picture making using wet felt. The session was great... read more
We spent an idyllic day with Gail of Happy Planet Creative Arts CIC in Low Hauxley. Gail has an amazing shop with lots of fabulous crafts and artwork. She... read more