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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.

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 enter shop please click picture or ENTER FULL SHOP

  • 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
  • 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  I have been meaning to call in for ages and when I finally made it I was like a kid in a sweet shop ooohing and ahhing over all the beautiful things. I went in for a birthday present for a friend and came away with something for her and myself. It has also given me loads of ideas for presents for others so I will definitely be back soon. I was amazed at the quality and price of things and it is lovely to be able to buy something that is handmade locally.

    thumb Becky Rowe
  • 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  Thank you Gail for a very enjoyable and relaxing evening spent at your needle felting workshop. I have always wanted to have a go at needle felting and was pleased to discover that you were holding workshops in your beautiful new shop just around the corner. I am delighted with my little robin and will certainly be back again to try another craft.

    thumb Alison Mood
  • 5 star review  I loved Gail's book of poetry. I look forward to visiting the shop & some of the workshops

    thumb Joanne Crawford
  • 5 star review  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.

    thumb Adele Wellandtruly Dunn
  • positive review  Original, unique and beautiful gifts for all ages and budgets.

    thumb Anna Skelton
  • 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
  • positive review  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!

    thumb Christy Tolliday
  • 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  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  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.

    thumb Jonathan Goode
  • 5 star review  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
  • 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  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  Fabulous shop / gallery. Beautiful products, excellent selection of gifts, the owner Gail is warm and welcoming.

    thumb Amanda Dixon
  • 5 star review  Lovely unique gifts

    thumb Karen Shuker
  • 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  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
  •   Brilliant time at the workshop. Learnt lots of new techniques! Lovely surroundings to work in. Gail’s very talented and has lots of time for everyone. Many thanks. Love my lil... read more

    bydaisyboo
    5/25/2018
  •   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 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
  •   Enjoyed a great day with Gail and the other participants last weekend. Great people, lovely location & learned loads, including g the fact that even a self confessed ‘non creative’... read more

    Helen W
    7/08/2018
  •   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
  •   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

    Tannerz
    7/02/2018
  •   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
  •   A great introduction as a beginner, Lovely friendly and informative course. Learned loads and has great time.

    JJ5678
    5/28/2017
  •   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
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