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Address: Lodmoor Country Park | Preston Beach Road, Weymouth DT4 7SX, 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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Really amazing sculptures, truly astonishing. A lovely opportunity for the kids to have a go too and build their own Minion. A little cafe too. Slightly shabby as parts of it are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Really amazing sculptures, truly astonishing. A lovely opportunity for the kids to have a go too and build their own Minion. A little cafe too. Slightly shabby as parts of it are outdoors, but that doesn't detract from the wonderful sand sculptures. We were there for about 2.5 hours in total, even in the howling rain! Brilliant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My daughter, aged 8, was keen to go to sand world but I can't say the rest of the family were as keen. When we went we thought the sculptures were absolutely fabulous but that was about it. It took no more than an hour so see everything and build a minion in the sand play area and cost nearly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went in the last day of our holidays as our daughter had been nattering about it after picking up a leaflet. To be honest the hubby and I didn't fancy it, but it was pouring down with rain and we were under the impression it was under-cover. We booked tickets online and get a good discount £13 altogether for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Have visited Sandworld a few times in the past few years and there are always different sculptures there to see. Very impressive work and intricate detail. This year one of the artists was there working on one of the pieces which was very interesting to see how the work is done in action.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visited this small attraction after spending time on the Cresta slide and the go-karts in the entertainment area adjoining the Lodmoor car park. The skill of the sculptors who had created such lifelike and, in many cases, life size representations of famous characters from television, films and history was quite amazing. The opportunity to create his own Minion from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visited here as it was tipping it down with rain and it was indoors. We had a £1 off voucher valid for up to 6 people, under 5s were free which was helpful as we had 2 under 5s with us. £6.95 in (without a voucher) was a bit steep in my opinion as you could be in and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a grand place to visit. be amazed at the things made with just sand. nice café and a separate part for the kids to make their own sculptures

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We went to Sandworld on a miserable rainy day. We had a £1 voucher picked up from the campsite so the cost of a family of 3 was £13.25 and I would have felt ripped off if we had paid more. The sculptures were great, with details of the artists and lots of information, with one artist working on a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The kids loved this place,great pieces of work by the artists. The place itself is very basic and could do with a re vamp

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is the first time I had visited this venue with my 12 year old and I was very impressed. Thought we would only be there about an hour and ended up being there nearly 3. Worth the visit.

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