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Sandworld Sculpture Park

Lodmoor Country Park Preston Beach Road | Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth DT4 7SX, England
+44 7411 387529
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Amazing Sculptures

I went with my Mum. The Sculptures were amazing and it was great as it was under cover. I liked... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Worth a visit

I wanted to visit this place after seeing it on the local news my husband was a bit sceptical, but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bideford, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Lodmoor Country Park Preston Beach Road | Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth DT4 7SX, England
+44 7411 387529
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went with my Mum. The Sculptures were amazing and it was great as it was under cover. I liked reading about the artists and their stories. It didn't take long to go around. I think it would have been better value if I had...More

Thank Dollymixture78
Reviewed 3 days ago

I wanted to visit this place after seeing it on the local news my husband was a bit sceptical, but after watching someone on Weymouth sea front doing a sculpture he was a bit more willing to have a look by the time we'd left...More

1  Thank Ritpetite96
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place has huge life-sized (and, in some cases much bigger!) Models in sand, which, with my limited sand castle experience, I would not have thought possible! They have sand sculptures come from all over the world, to create amazing sculptures. I remember, as a...More

Thank AuntDi61
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect but thought we would give it a go. Really glad we did spent probably about two hours here. You could go round quicker or slower. We spent time with out children doing the sand pouring (small extra charge) and our...More

1  Thank srh19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my two year old here. Probably too young to appreciate the effort gone into creating them but she loved the sand pits. Lots of different sculptures all well made. Has its own cafe.

1  Thank NottsPanther
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sand sculptures are absolutely amazing. Well worth a visit and not overpriced. Enjoyed doing the quiz as we went round. Will definitely pay another visit when back in Weymouth as they change the theme of sculptures every year.

1  Thank Christine P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to believe this is sand. The sculptors are so clever they deserve far more recognition than they get. Wouldn't go to Weymouth without visiting the sand sculptures. Superb.

Thank maggieallington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It would have got 5 stars but the price is ridiculous especially as it is so small. £12 for 2 adults and luckily our daughter was free! She enjoyed it for about 10 minutes and then got bored so we had something to eat in...More

Thank Hayley1512
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Put this on your 'things to do' list! It is small but there is lots of information on how this was started and how these lovely sculptures are made. From humble beginnings as the 'sand man' on the beach at Weymouth bay, this is the...More

1  Thank mivholiday
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Sandworld a few times now and absolutely love it. It's run by a very friendly family who make you so welcome. There are lots of very impressive sand sculptures - you cant begin to imagine the amount of work that goes...More

2  Thank HelenSouthWestUK
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Questions & Answers
22 March 2017|
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Response from Sandworld | Property representative |
Hi - yes, there is additional charge for this activity
4 September 2016|
Response from Yentl-Rose H | Reviewed this property |
Closes early October...
19 August 2016|
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Response from Classic1531 | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for lateness of reply. I took several year fives from school in the rain and it was fine. The sculptures are all under cover as is the cafe. The play area where you learn how to sculpt also under show