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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 30 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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Winchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Wow what can you say that hasn't already been said about the sand sculptures even to the ones on Weymouth Beach themselves everyone seems in awe of them, some very clever people producing this work.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It's one of those things you must just see and marvel at how clever some people are. Made our bucket- shaped castles seem very puny.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Visited here with family during a holiday & was impressed with the art but disappointed with the amount on display.... We had walked round it in 25 mins and paid £13 for 2 adults. We had a drink there to squeeze some time out of the money but it Is dear and suggest £4.50 each! Toilets are a portaloo as... More

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Sandworld, Owner at Sandworld, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit, but sorry you did not consider it to be good value for money. There are always online discounts to be had, and just at the moment we have a 50% discount on offer, so you could both visit for £6.50... More

Amersham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Went to Weymouth last year for a get away. Partner really wanted to go as he is a massive syfy lover and the thought of having Star Wars there he had to go. Prices are average, took our little girl. She loved the play areas. Espc where she can build a sand castle. Small cafe area if required and a... More

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Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Friendly staff, interesting exhibits. Been twice, pasted the time. Chance to build your own sandcastle/model. Great for youngish children.

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England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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