addressLodmoor Park
Preston Beach Road
Dorset, DT4 7SX
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Sandworld are very excited about 2016 – if you love the sand sculptures on the beach, you will absolutely love SandWorld. Founded by local businessman David Hicks and Mark Anderson, Weymouth’s resident sand sculptor and Grandson of Fred Darrington, who together clock up an impressive 95 years of carving out of the famous Weymouth sands.

In it’s sixth season, SandWorld is a unique art gallery with a difference.

Sandworld showcases enormous, breathtaking, life-sized works of art, created entirely out of sand and water by visiting World class, award winning sculptors.

This years theme “A Life On Earth” – celebrating the life and work of David Attenborough featuring all creatures great and small from Jurassic Dinosaurs to tigers, monkeys and microscopic beasts – where else can you see a ginormous “water bear” and “flea” carved out of sand?!

Once inspired by the amazing art, the exciting bit happens, you get to have a go at creating your own masterpiece, be it a Dinosaur Egg, Orangutan, Tiger or Ichthyosauria – anything is possible, as they have skilled staff and the necessary tools to guide you including Daily Workshops.

They also offer a monthly carving competition, fun facts quiz, head in hole and hunt for the fun character, picnic tables, café & visit to the gift shop completes your day out and don’t forget a visit to the green gyms & play area in Lodmoor!

Sandworld Sculpture

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Sandworld is a great all weather family day out, suitable for all ages and abilities!

Where to find them

Please note that Sandworld is NOT ON THE BEACH it is in Lodmoor Park, next to the Sealife Park and the Lodmoor Inn.

By Car: Follow the signs to Lodmoor Park off Preston Beach Road A353 – the Sat Nav can be unreliable. Parking is available in the pay and display public car park right next door.

By train – From Weymouth train station walk left along the Esplanade for 20 minutes or catch the Land Train by the Kings Statue. Trains run regularly from Poole station to Weymouth station (direct).

By bus – Take the 4/4a from the Kings Statue in Weymouth.

Lodmoor Park is on the cycle path, free safe bike storage is available for visitors.

Lodmoor Park has other attraction for visitors including miniature train, go carts, water Walkers, pitch and put, green gym, and walks through to Lodmoor Nature Reserve.

Sandworld is approximately 33 miles from Poole and 36 miles from Bournemouth.

Approximate distances, measured from Gervis Place, Bournemouth Town Centre and Poole Bus Station, Kingland Road, Poole. Based on shortest driving route, Google maps.