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Address: Lodmoor Country Park | Preston Beach Road, Weymouth DT4 7S, England
Phone Number: +44 7411 387529
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Description: Weymouth Sand Sculpture Festival aka Sandworld is a seasonal attraction...
Weymouth Sand Sculpture Festival aka Sandworld is a seasonal attraction 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 created by local artists to showcase the talents of International and UK Sand Sculptors undercover in a huge marquee. There is a large covered sand pit. 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! Open between Easter and Halloween - see website for dates and times.
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Amazing larger than life sand sculptures

I was taken for a birthday treat and I didn't know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. Having watched some sculpting on the beach earlier it was great to see some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Devon, United Kingdom
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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I was taken for a birthday treat and I didn't know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. Having watched some sculpting on the beach earlier it was great to see some finished ones. The theme was books and it is hard to imagine how something so intricate can be made with sand. There are activities for kids but I... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We all had a great time visiting Sandworld. The level of detail was amazing and very interesting. I would recomed for an hour's visit, longer if you have children as there is a great area to make your own sculptures.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Amazing what can be formed out of some sand. Needs to be seen. They also have a giant sand pit where you can try your own sculpturing, there was a Minion theme going on, with staff around to give a quick one to one tutorial, we soon made a family of our own Minions. Kids loved it, so did I,... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I visited this on a wet grey July day. I thought it was good with 15 exhibits. It would not take you long to go round if you only glanced at sculptures. I read the notes and took in all the detail. Plenty of areas for children to play with cafe and shop though the later not wonderful.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited SANDWORLD on a family trip to Weymouth. I think we may have expected more than what it really was (due to advertising and leaflets). Although I know it wasn't expensive at all to get in, family of 5 for just over £20. Once we entered, even the first sand sculpture had fallen in and poor harry potter had... More 

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Sandworld, Owner at Sandworld, responded to this review

We appreciate your "nice" review, thank you. Sand Sculpture events around the world are typically outdoor events, and suffer wind and rain erosion as well as the effect of gravity, and we go to some trouble to protect ours and present them in as best condition as is possible, for as long as possible. Most of our sculptures - under... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

went here as was a very rainy day and wanted something to do amazing sculptures activity's for the children and the young at heart lol reasonable priced well worth a visit

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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went with adult son and were all very impressed - such skill the sculptors have. Would be an excellent place to take children as there is a giant sand-pit for them to play in and opportunities to make their own models.Must admit we expected see more displays but still think it was well worth a visit at a reasonable... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

we visited Sandworld yesterday, and I must admit after reading the comments on TripAdvisor I was a little apprehensive at the prospect of spending money for something that you can walk around in (apparently) 10 minutes, An adult ticket cost £6.95 and there was two of us, I could understand if you were visiting in a big family how the... More 

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Sandworld, Owner at Sandworld, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the review, we have had a good run of positive comments, which encourages us greatly. With regard to the cost for a large family group, we offer family tickets which represent a huge saving over individual tickets. All tickets are discounted if you book online, even concessions, and the cost for a family of 2 adults... More 

Ullesthorpe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Reasonably priced at £20 for a family of four, and the sculptures are absolutely stunning, but the whole thing took us no more than half an hour, excluding a coffee. Very good, but I left feeling it could be so much better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Visited here whilst staying locally, what a sight. The sculptures are really out of this world. The work that must go into them is amazing. The place is wheelchair friendly and the staff are very helpful and friendly. There is a small coffee shop there as well and a chance to create your own small sand sculpture. Well worth a... More 

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Additional Information about Sandworld

Address: Lodmoor Country Park | Preston Beach Road, Weymouth DT4 7S, England
Phone Number: +44 7411 387529
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Weymouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 5

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