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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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Not worth the time or money

Went with my husband to have a look. The prices are extreamly high to get in aswell and their is... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Worth a look

My daughter (2.5 years old) became quite bored of walking round looking at the sculptures. However... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
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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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Lodmoor Country Park Preston Beach Road | Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth DT4 7SX, England
+44 7411 387529
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Went with my husband to have a look. The prices are extreamly high to get in aswell and their is not much to see for the price. Went on a wet day and so was even worse, wouldnt reccomend in the wet, or hot to...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

My daughter (2.5 years old) became quite bored of walking round looking at the sculptures. However the outside play area was perfect and spent almost an hour building her own “works of art” with her Dad. The detail of the sculptures were incredible. Definitely worth...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

I've got to say I did think it would take more than 20 minutes to go around but our three boys one of which is a teenager who doesn't like sand even got involved. We loved it. The staff were really friendly and helpful and...More

Thank staceywheatley2016
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Some very talented sculptors here! Some of the sculptures are left outside but the majority are indoors. Really fascinating reading how they are created - some of them can take up to 8 days! They have a couple of play areas for children too -...More

Thank Vix8323
Reviewed 24 October 2017

What can I say,there are the most fabulous sculptures here, lots of different themes and we were really blown away by the skills of the artists. Such friendly and helpful staff too- in the kids sand area they are allowed to play and create their(&...More

1  Thank JoL681
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I went with my daughter, 9yr old grandson and 6yr old granddaughter and it cost us £19. It's right next to Sealife close to the car park. It was a miserable day so the alternative of sitting on the beach making sand castles was not...More

2  Thank IntrepidExplorer27
Reviewed 16 October 2017

After seeing the small exhibition on Weymouth beach we decided to visit here, worth it, it is so clever what people can do with wet sand, talented Artists from other countries as well as ours come regularly as the exhibits are changed regularly, and there...More

2  Thank grecophile70
Reviewed 6 October 2017

There was no-one working on these when we saw them, but they are very cleverly done, and well worth a look. Some have been damaged but the rest of the sculptures were quite impressive.

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 2 October 2017

These sand sculptures were amazing but it only took 10 minutes to walk around and after paying over £20 to get in, it's not really worth the money, maybe ideal for younger children that can appreciate the giant sandpit, older children were bored.

Thank annmariecabello
Reviewed 25 September 2017

You will properly only speñd twenty mins or so here but myself and child really enjoyed it. Take a camera , I expected best at start of season as a few cracks in displays were showing but as expected really.

Thank mrs310925
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21 March 2017|
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Response from Sandworld | Property representative |
Hi - yes, there is additional charge for this activity
3 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