Ranked #4 of 17 attractions in Weymouth
Category: Art Museums
NEW FOR 2013 - SCIENCE FICTION SCULPTURES incl. Dr Who, Star Wars, Star Trek and The Avengers! Sandworld Weymouth is set...
NEW FOR 2013 - SCIENCE FICTION SCULPTURES incl. Dr Who, Star Wars, Star Trek and The Avengers! Sandworld Weymouth is set within Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth - next door to the SeaLife Centre, and next to a large car park. Sandworld is an all weather attraction, showcasing the talents of International and UK Sand Sculptors undercover in a huge marquee. There is a large covered sand pit, and 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. All are welcome at Sandworld - please come and see us!