Sandworld sculptures have a literary theme this summer

Sand sculptures have a literary theme this summer

Sand sculptures have a literary theme this summer

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SCULPTORS at Sandworld are bringing books to life this summer.

Sandworld, which is located in Lodmoor Country Park, Weymouth, has built sculptures based on books and authors for this year’s exhibition ‘Literally Sand’.

There is something for everyone of all ages to enjoy with amazingly detailed sculptures from The Mr Men to Shakespeare.

Weather-protected and under cover and some as tall as a double decker bus, the sculptures are all made entirely of sand and water by competing World Class Sand Artists, each exhibit has been carved from compacted damp sand by an individual sculptor.

Outside, under a canopy cover, the giant sandpit offers everyone the chance to have a go at being sculptors themselves after getting inspiration from the incredible exhibition.

There is also an under-fives area including sit-in buggies, wendy house and all the buckets and spades you could wish for. Win lollies playing games or fill a sand bottle or create sand art from £2.

Sandworld is Weymouth’s first sand sculpture festival, and one of only a handful ever held in the UK. The park was opened in 2011 by Weymouth “Sandman” Mark Anderson, and David Hicks, an aspiring sand sculptor and good friend of Mark’s.

It is open daily from 10.30am and closing times vary from 4.30pm to 5.30pm.

Tickets cost £5.85 for adults, £4.05 for children and family rates are available. Under-fives go free.

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