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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 Sand Sculptures

After seeing the small exhibition on Weymouth beach we decided to visit here, worth it, it is so... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Clever sculptures when not vandalised

There was no-one working on these when we saw them, but they are very cleverly done, and well worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew C
Witney, 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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  • Poor3%
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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 yesterday

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

Thank grecophile70
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Weymouth for years and seen these sculptures throughout the years they are fantastic and free to look at just give your donationMore

Thank paulwilde3
Sandworld, Owner at Sandworld Sculpture Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for the review Paul but we think you are referring to the sand sculptures we do on the beach, not at Sandworld. The traditional beach side sculptures are done by Mark Anderson following a tradition established by his late Grandfather Fred Darrington, and...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Found this just by chance as staying at the nearby premier inn. It was amazing seeing sculptures made out of sand and the skills the sculptors had creating them. It cost 5 pounds each for adults and in my opinion worth every penny!. We were...More

Thank claireadixon
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I booked a birthday party for my daughter which the children loved, however when I contacted sandworld regarding an additional charge I incurred and not receiving the birthday cake I had paid for, the response was disgusting, blaming me saying I'd left them out of...More

Thank julieb00th1
Sandworld, Owner at Sandworld Sculpture Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Clearly something went wrong here, for which we apologise, it is never our intention to disappoint and were not in any way blaming you for children not turning up, it happens. We are pleased that the children loved the party, and will review our procedures...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Went to see what it was like, and Wow, so glad we did. The talent of the sculptures is fantastic. Certainly beats sandcastles on the front

Thank cag1665
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We visited in 2015. Thought we would return to take a look at the new sculptures. We were very impressed. It was a wet and windy day. But filled a 30min gap.

Thank Marie L
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Well set out with great quiz for children to keep their interest. Good cafe with helpful staff. Opportunity for under 5s & older children separately to learn how to make sand sculptures with an expert around. Family felt best attraction visited.

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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