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Address: Lodmoor Country Park | Preston Beach Road, Weymouth DT4 7S, England
Phone Number: +44 7411 387529
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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Sandworld Weymouth is set within Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth - next...
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! Open between Easter and Halloween - see website for dates and times.
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Visited on the opening weekend of 2015 season. The first sculpture is of the royal family, including Prince William, Kate along with Prince George and his new baby sister! I think... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Visited on the opening weekend of 2015 season. The first sculpture is of the royal family, including Prince William, Kate along with Prince George and his new baby sister! I think they've got a bit ahead of themselves! Anyway, there are a reasonable number of sculptures, some better than others. Oh, and Harry Potter's face had fallen off! It cost... More 

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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I am looking for things to do in Weymouth this coming summer. Sand World looked promising until I read the owners response to the most recent review. Wouldn't "sorry we were closed when you visited, please come again" have been a better and less sarcastic and aggressive response? Take a public relations class!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It was amazing to see the sand artwork, just a pity it was fenced off and couldn't get a great look.

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Sandworld, Owner at Sandworld, responded to this review

Glad you liked what you saw, but considering that we are closed and you were looking through the fence, I don't think this counts as a "visit" that can be reviewed? We open for the 2015 season on the 28th March, come back and have a proper look next time? More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were not sure what to expect when we entered but were totally amazed at the fantastic sculptures, all in sand. They had scenes from Dr who, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Alice in Wonderland and a few others. At the end of the every season, they demolish all the scenes and start rebuilding new ones for the nest year.

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

i took my son there who was 10 then he love see thing they made out sand was great could of been there all just looking at the and the play sand for kids was great

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Really enjoyed looking at the massive sand sculptures, and despite being a group of adults I think we spent most of our time digging in the children's sand play area!

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New Malden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

absolutely amazing sand sculptures they looked almost real the sculptures were huge a really good day, a little pricey though for what was there but on the whole a good day.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nice experience, paid £13 for three but it's a bit pricey for what you get. You venture into an outside bit with a sculpture either side then a sandpit for children to build their own. Then into entrance to cafe stroke marquee it has about 12 sculptures, best was dr. Who. Shane some were starting fall down as end of... More 

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Hemel Hempstead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We chose Sandworld as a cheaper alternative to SeaWorld which we have been to many times and find a little expensive. I have to say I wasn't expecting much, the entrance reception is a shed, the first few sandscupltures visable through the gates were looking a bit worse for wear but considering they have lasted all season made out of... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

I went in feeling that it wasn't going to be very good, and the first bit confirmed my fears. It looked like the outdoor part was all there was to it! Once we ventured into the marquee it got a lot better and the sand sculptures were very impressive. Slightly overpriced for what it is but overall good!

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