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.
Happy Planet Shop will be closed for one week and reopen on Tuesday 18th August.
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
- Becky Pdyp
What a fab session we had with you tonight, Helping Hands had a great time making robins and snowmen, thank you Gail
- 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!
- Adele Wellandtruly Dunn
Visited this lovely shop on its open day on Friday & was greeted with a smile by the lovely lady Gail. Spent a while browsing & chatting with Gail who can tell you all about the products & who has made them. Highly recommend if you are looking for a gift that is a little bit different.
- Lindsey Grieves
Happy shopping at happy planet X X X fab unique shop X
- Cath Hodson
Shibouri workshop organised by Happy Planet creative arts...... What a fabulous way to spend a Sunday Afternoon.... Thanks Emily and Gail...it was fun...
- Lorz Lou-Pagan Brew
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
- Janice Ross
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!
- Evelyn Fogerty
I've been meaning to pop in for a while and finally did today - what a beautiful shop full of delightful goods. There really is something for everyone in here - we were made to feel so so welcome and no question was too much. If you haven't been get yourself down there. If you're looking for a gift for someone or even yourself you're bound to find something beautifully unique in this shop.
- Nicola Brown
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 .
- Michael Davis
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
- 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 💜
- 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
- 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.
- Jonathan Goode
A wonderful little shop, that promotes and sells products by local artists and runs craft workshops to create more of them! The owner Gail's own journey as an artist is an inspiration to all who seek self expression through art.
- Karen Shuker
Lovely unique gifts
- Judith Culham Elsdon
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.
- Rob Scott
You'll find a wonderful collection of original, crafted gifts in this delightful place.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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. 💜🌈💜
- Elaine M
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
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
- Janice R
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
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
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
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
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
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
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