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.

TIME ON MY HANDS Exhibition click here

JUST ANOTHER DAY Online Exhibition by Gail Curry Artist – click here

  • 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  Bought two felt pictures as Christmas presents this year. Both were fully appreciated by the recipient's; my Mum, in particular, falling in love with the winter landscape I chose for her. Thanks to Gail for all creative work on these. Mike

    thumb Michael Davis
  • 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  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  My first visit but not my last what a wonderful emporium of amazing goodies, gifts and gorgeousness. So many wonderful things I left with a bag full!

    thumb Debbie Robertson
  • 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  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  Original, unique and beautiful gifts for all ages and budgets.

    thumb Anna Skelton
  • 5 star review  Second workshop on needle felting with Gail. Just love it. So relaxing.

    thumb Margaret Dixon
  • 5 star review  Shibouri workshop organised by Happy Planet creative arts...... What a fabulous way to spend a Sunday Afternoon.... Thanks Emily and Gail...it was fun...

    thumb Cath Hodson
  • 5 star review  Lovely unique gifts

    thumb Karen Shuker
  • 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 πŸ’œ

    thumb Chris Kay
  • 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
  • 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  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. πŸ’œπŸŒˆπŸ’œ

    thumb Tova Crossland
  • 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  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  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
  • 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  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 πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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    July 14, 2017
  • 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
    May 2, 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
    July 1, 2018
  • star rating  This is a fabulous shop! The felt animals are so full of character and all individually... read more

    maryjT2905KZ
    July 14, 2020
  • 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
    November 24, 2018
  • 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

    Janice R
    April 2, 2017
  • 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  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

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    June 10, 2017
  • star rating  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
    July 14, 2017
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