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Sandworld Sculpture Park

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Address: Preston Beach Road | Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth DT4 7SX, 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

Weymouth Sand Sculpture Festival aka Sandworld is a seasonal attraction set...

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

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Amazing. Very talented. Kids loved it. They were taught how to make minions in sand. We all had icecream from the cafe. Great time had by all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Amazing. Very talented. Kids loved it. They were taught how to make minions in sand. We all had icecream from the cafe. Great time had by all.

Thank ninabEngland
Wareham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always themed and never fails to amaze. Their portrayal of the 'Last supper' was aw inspiring. Really worth a visit

Thank Bociofamily
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my review for sand world is amazing the sculptures are fantastic and mesmerizing and so detailed in every sand piece from allice in wonderland to harry potter

Thank Ebony N
Oldham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here in August 2015 and I must say the sculptures are very impressive but when you enter the attraction you walk into an open area with about 4 sculptures in and then there is a large building in front of you which has several more sculptures inside and that's it. I must admit there is an sand area... More 

1 Thank Leasa M
Purley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sand World is a permanent undercover exhibition of sand sculptures which are famously associated with the Weymouth beach sand which apparently is one of the best types of sand in the country for building sand castles and sculptures. There is plenty of free parking as it is in the same location as Sea World. There is also a nice park... More 

1 Thank martc741
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was amazed by this on the seafront worth going to look at and every time i go always give a few pence towards it to stay in weymouth worth a look at if you like art

Thank Claire W
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

well worth a visit even if local models are really good amazing some of them only thing think little over priced

Thank christopher o
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Sand world is a dome on the beach which houses some pretty amazing sand sculptures. they were four main ones i seem to remember. Lest we forget was awesome. also a charity well where you can trow coins to support the cause. The bells are a great idea. (i see what you did there) cost me an extra few quid... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The pavilion is open year round and works on donations, so you can't go wrong. The sand sculptures we viewed had spires and dragons. Very neat!

Thank PHPexpat
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

My husband and I took our girls (8 and 2 years) to Sandworld whilst on holiday in Weymouth. The entrance prices are fair and the sculptures are without a doubt, totally amazing. Staff are all very friendly. There is a cute little cafe and sand pit areas for children to play in.....this is where I found a problem though. We... More 

3 Thank Zoe J
Sandworld, Owner at Sandworld Sculpture Park, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the sculptures and "had a go" in the sand pit. Most visitors wash their hands off before leaving the sand pit, using the running water they have been using to build their creations, and the sand is so fine and clean that it falls off easily. There are no drains in the park, and we have asked... More 

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