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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.

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  • review rating 5  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 🙂

    thumb Michelle Todd
  • review rating 5  lovely shop such variety beautiful window display and best of all the lady in the shop !Gail ! Happy New Year

    thumb Ambrosine Smith
  • review rating 5  My sister absolutely loved her one off felted diary that I bought her for her birthday!! And the fact that she can reuse the cover in future years to come is a big bonus for a Yorkshire lass!! Lol. Thanks again Gail!

    thumb Tina Shaw
  • review rating 5  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
  • review rating 5  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

    thumb Ann Davies
  • review rating 0  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!!

    thumb Alix O'Hanlon-Alexandra
  • review rating 5  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.

    thumb Susan Bridgewater
  • review rating 5  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

    thumb Lorz Lou-Pagan Brew
  • review rating 0  Loved my visit to the shop yesterday ...and bought A Journey in Poetry by Gail ... so beautiful and moving ... thoroughly recommend the shop and the book! xxx

    thumb Fran Marley
  • review rating 5  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.

    thumb Evelyn Fogerty
  • review rating 5  Lovely unique gifts

    thumb Karen Shuker
  • review rating 5  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
  • review rating 5  Fabulous shop / gallery. Beautiful products, excellent selection of gifts, the owner Gail is warm and welcoming.

    thumb Amanda Dixon
  • review rating 5  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
  • review rating 5  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
  • review rating 5  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
  • review rating 5  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
  • review rating 5  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
  • review rating 5  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
  • review rating 5  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
  •   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

    mayraluana
    2/22/2017
  •   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

    Suziechops
    7/06/2017
  •   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
    4/02/2017
  •   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
  •   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
  •   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

    paintedfairy
    6/29/2018
  •   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
  •   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
    5/02/2018
  •   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
  •   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
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