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Sandworld

Lodmoor Country Park | Preston Beach Road, Weymouth DT4 7S, England
+44 7411 387529
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Ranked #6 of 29 Attractions in Weymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Winner of an Award in the Dorset Tourism Awards 2013 in the "Best Visitor Attraction" category, Sandworld Weymouth is set within Lodmoor Country Park,... more » Owner description: Winner of an Award in the Dorset Tourism Awards 2013 in the "Best Visitor Attraction" category, Sandworld Weymouth is set within Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth - next door to the SeaLife Centre, and next to a large car and coach park. Sandworld is an all weather attraction, showcasing the talents of International and UK Sand Sculptors undercover in a huge marquee. There is a large covered sand pit, and visitors are encouraged to "have a go" at sandsculpting having been inspired by what they have seen. It is sometimes possible to engage with artists as they work on new pieces which are added to the site from time to time, and always possible to relax with a drink, snack or icecream at the on site cafe. Activities such as filling sand bottles are available at extra cost, and a gift shop completes the experience where you can buy a postcard of your favourite sculpture or a souvenier of your visit. The attraction has a link to Weymouths long tradition of Sand Sculpting, as Mark Anderson - co-founder of Sandworld - is the grandson of Fred Darrington, who began sculpting on Weymouth beach back in the 1920's. Mark is an International Master in his own right, and can often be found in the sandpit at Sandworld helping aspiring sculptors - young and old - to engage in this most therapeutic of activities. Length of visit times varies widely depending on the individual or groups' level of interest and/or engagement with the art, and of course the weather (although most of the exhibits are undercover, a visit in November will not be the same as a visit in August). Some visitors stay 10 minutes, some stay all day, either way is cool. All are welcome at Sandworld - please come and see us! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

small attraction but full of fantastic sand sculptures needs to be seen to be believed. There is a play area which is great for kids great for an hour or so

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durrington sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Came here in 2012, went back again on 27/8/14.every year they change the exhibits on show. In 2012 it was Egypt this year books.all sculptures are made out of sand, they open from Easter to November. The price is £4.50 child, £6.50 Adult or family of five £18.00. There is a cafe inside reasonable prices, children's sand play area. And... More

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cocoapops
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This attraction is fairly small and is probably aimed more at younger children, the large sculptures are very clever

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

First time visit to this attraction,, have visited their sea front display many times in the past. The skill used to make the displays is amazing. This year the theme is literally sand so lots of displays including Alice in wonderland,, doctor who, lord of the rings and lots more. Other activities include sand put where you can have a... More

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Hertfordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our five year old loved this place. The sculptures are amazing and there is a challenge to count the Mr Men signs as you go around. There are areas of sand for kids to show off their sculpting. The food was nice from the café and all the staff were lovely. A good couple of hours spent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Went to Sandworld in Weymouth today which is well worth a visit, the sculptures are amazing, they are huge and obviously take a lot skill to complete as we discovered how hard it is after our rubbish attempts ourselves... Possibly slightly over-priced for the time you spend in there, we saw a lot of people turn away again after seeing... More

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Sandworld, Owner at Sandworld, responded to this review

We appreciate your review - the cost to put on a show like this is perhaps more than most people realise - sculptors do not work for free as some seem to think - we pay wages and all expenses to bring them to the UK - and the rent of the land, the marquees etc cost a lot of... More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

been here twice and loved it both times!! this time around took my 17month old daughter who loved playing in the sand pits!! lots to see and do! wonderful place

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Sandworld, Owner at Sandworld, responded to this review

Thanks for the review - we try and involve everyone, all ages and all abilities at Sandworld, we are glad you enjoyed your visit - it means a lot to us :-) More

Worcester Park, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The sculptures were amazing and so clever. Interesting to see info about how they were produced. Brilliant idea to involve youngsters ( and the young at heart) to have a go at building their own minion at the end - with NO EXTRA charge.

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Sussex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We thought this was brilliant. We have seen smaller models before but the size of these was astonishing. Hopefully our grandson will see thks when he is older because he would greatly enjoy making models himself. Ideal for the family.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This attraction is located in a park area among other family friendly entertainment options. It doesn't take a long time to view the different exhibits but the scale and sheer scope of them is truly amazing! The displays are all under cover and option is there for the small folk to try their hand at their own sand creations. Information... More

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