Welcome to Happy Planet
“no harm to people or the planet in the name of profit”
Happy Planet is an Award Winning Social Enterprise Ethical Gift Shop and Gallery in Whitley Bay, specialising in handmade goods made by local artists and makers, as well as supporting ethically made and sourced Fairtrade products.
Happy Planet Re-opening Thursday 3rd December
Online Ordering is still available
Click and collect is still available for the time being but we request that you collect within 48 hours of ordering.
The last day for online postal orders in the UK is the 15th December. Outside the UK our final date is Tuesday 8th December.
Place an online order and you are entered into the weekly draw for a £20 prize voucher*
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
- 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!!
- 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
- 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.
- Susan Bridgewater
Thanks for making me feel so welcome in your new shop today Gail. Very impressed, everything is beautiful !! Wishing you all the very best with your new venture.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Lynsey Rollins
I visited this gorgeous place recently and was delighted and inspired. It is a credit to Gail the owner, who has created a special place which oozes creativity. I bought some lovely gifts and picked up a workshop list. I will be getting booked on workshops very soon as I can’t wait to be a part of the creativity!
- Tina Stobbs
Took the kids (9&10) to make needle felted monsters today, it was blinkin fab!! Gail was so patient and really encouraged them to be creative and imaginative and run with their ideas. Such a lovely lovely activity to do and coming away with a lovely little self made monster that they are both really proud of has made their day. Highly recommended. Thanks Gail
- Kat Molloy
Two workshops I've been to here now, absolutely loved them both & cant wait to decide which workshop to do next. Gail is brilliant, so accommodating, patient and talented. There's also so many fabulous things to buy in store too! Thank you Gail, we'll be back soon! X
- 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!)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. 💜🌈💜
- 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.
- Amanda Dixon
Fabulous shop / gallery. Beautiful products, excellent selection of gifts, the owner Gail is warm and welcoming.
- 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.
- Rob Scott
You'll find a wonderful collection of original, crafted gifts in this delightful place.
- 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 💜
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
- 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
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
- 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 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
- 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
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
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