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
- Alison Mood
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.
- Anna Skelton
Original, unique and beautiful gifts for all ages and budgets.
- 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.
- Ann Davies
I had a great time at happy planet learning how to make Christmas decorations a very relaxed night with Gail felt very proud of myself when Tracy reay and myself left .would recommend thisclass to any one xxx
- Ambrosine Smith
lovely shop such variety beautiful window display and best of all the lady in the shop !Gail ! Happy New Year
- 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 🙂
- Becky Rowe
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.
- 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...
- 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.
- Elaine Maughan
Great afternoon at the needlefelting class yesterday afternoon. Despite my limited creative talents I came away with some lovely felted creations and a new hobby
- 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!)
- 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
- Amanda Dixon
Fabulous shop / gallery. Beautiful products, excellent selection of gifts, the owner Gail is warm and welcoming.
- 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. 💜🌈💜
- Karen Shuker
Lovely unique gifts
- 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.
- Rob Scott
You'll find a wonderful collection of original, crafted gifts in this delightful place.
- Anne Nicholson
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.
- 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.
- 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
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
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
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
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
- Helen W
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
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
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