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

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 NEW

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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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This was a little pricey for the amount of time it takes to go round the exhibits, having said that the sand sculptures are amazing in particular the Lord of the Rings and the Doctor Who ones.

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Derby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Sandworld was amazing with it's sculptures. There was also information on the artists and hands on activities for kids. In addition there was a small café.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This is very expensive for what it is. Yes the sculptures were good but we were only in there for 10 minutes. OK if that is your sort of thing but you can see the same on Weymouth beach for free.

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Why the rush? PS We also do the "free" ones on the beach. More

Enfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed this even though it was my second visit because the sculptures change every year. This year it was on a literary theme. There is an example on the Promenade (at present of the last Supper)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Had a great time viewing all the sculptures as they were fantastically done to great detail. I did feel the entry price was a bit high at £6.50, should probably be a little cheaper. Lots of activities for children however.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Sand world was amazing the sculptures were very lifelike. There was a sandpit for children to build there own sculptures and a smaller one on a table.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great attraction with fantastic works of art made out of sand. Although small there is different areas for children and adults to have a go at making cool sand sculptures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Didn't know what to expect, had found some vouchers in a tourist magazine for free childrens entry, family had recommended this attraction to me, so I thought I'd give it a go. I'm aware of the sand artists that have been on the seafront in Weymouth for many years so was waiting to see what could be done in here.... More

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