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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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Went with my 8 year old son. Walked around in about 5 minutes. No staff on hand to ask any... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chard, United Kingdom
Excellent day out

We visited Sandworld last week, with three young children and a dog! We all had an excellent time... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Emma P
Westgate-on-Sea, 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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Lodmoor Country Park Preston Beach Road | Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth DT4 7SX, England
+44 7411 387529
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went with my 8 year old son. Walked around in about 5 minutes. No staff on hand to ask any questions. Very expensive for what it is. All in all very disappointed. Have been to far better places with a lot more on offer. Wouldn't...More

Thank msalisbury2016
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Sandworld last week, with three young children and a dog! We all had an excellent time. The staff were absolutely lovely, and there were lots of activities for the children to do. We spent just over three hours at the park. The children...More

2  Thank Emma P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We come to sandworld most years and still find it really good. The sculptures are so good, this year even more special due to the colour in them. My daughters enjoy making their own in the sand areas and then doing some sand art Highly...More

2  Thank AliM81
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What an amazing place. Very enjoyable visit, staff very knowledgeable, polite and helpful. Well worth a visit.

2  Thank joannegray7418
Reviewed 1 week ago

This compact attraction manages to display some fantastic sand sculptures not only by the local Weymouth sand artist but also by many others from around the world. the detail and size of each sculpture is incredible and the information provided for each one is excellent....More

2  Thank krakatoa56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking art I have been going back each year to see this place. Love the new tiger display made from sand and water such an amazing talent. Little gift shop too plus a cafe area.

1  Thank claremt31
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here last Saturday (5th of August) only cost £12 for our family of 6 as kids go free on Saturday mornings! Also dog friendly. Nice relaxing few hours spent the play areas kept my toddlers entertained and my 9 and 10 year old spent...More

3  Thank Rox M
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you pick up a Sandworld flyer, you can get £1 off the entry fee which is what I did. It is open seven days a week at 10.30am. Kids and adults alike will love it here, making it it thee perfect family friendly attraction....More

2  Thank colourgirl7
Reviewed 1 week ago

an interesting display of sand sculptures and an area for children or adults come to that to do their own sand art a tea room on site for those that just want to sit and watch this attraction is mostly undercover so ideal for indifferent...More

1  Thank p2evc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 2nd visit here. 4 year old loved making her own sand art bottle and seeing the Disney inspired sculptures. The staff were great at helping the kids make their own sculptures in the sand area too, couple of teenage lads were really helpful and...More

Thank Nickibecks
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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