A FAMILY TRADITION
Mark took over the Weymouth sea front exhibition from his tutor and grandfather, Fred Darrington, which 90 years later continues to enchant visitors with amazing sand creations. He is a World Class Sand Sculptor Master and has exhibited and completed throughout the world. Mark has worked for many clients around the world, creating a wide range of commissions.
Mark took over the Weymouth sea front exhibition from his tutor and grandfather, Fred Darrington, which 90 years later continues to enchant visitors with amazing sand creations. He is a World Class Sand Sculptor Master and has exhibited and competed throughout the world.
David is a local businessman and entrepreneur with a background in construction. He was inspired to become involved in the world of sand sculpting following a visit to the Presepe di Sabbia in Jesolo where his good friend Mark was working in 2005. He subsequently became involved with Mark in 2006.
For nearly 70 summers, Fred delighted visitors to Weymouth with his life-sized models. On display, to name a few - were pyramids and sphinxes, depictions of the Last Supper, a group of monkeys cheating at poker and bowls of fruit on display. Fred was famous for adding colour to his sculptures, bringing them to life.
This was our second visit to Sandworld and again we were not disappointed. The sculptures were amazing and completely different from our visit a couple of years ago. The staff were most helpful and courteous and had so much knowledge about the making of the displays and the artist involved – they come from all over the world to create these masterpieces. There’s pictures on the walls of past creations too, which is really nice to see. It’s well worth a visit for all age groups, with lots of hands on fun for children and café area for parents to chill out in whilst their children have fun, unless of course they are joining in with the fun! We’ll definitely go back again.
Took our 3 year old little girl here (who was free by the way) and she really did enjoy it! Had a hard time getting her to leave to be honest! She loved having a go at sculpting and making a colourful sand necklace and also really enjoyed seeing the amazing sculptures. Although you probably wouldn't spend more than an hour or so here it's definitely worth a visit. Staff are lovely by the way, so friendly and helpful.
Visited Sept 2016, and the entrance fee was worth every penny. Not a huge place but wonderful sand sculptures, all under cover. Small cafe and gift shop, but more impressive were the hands-on activities...whether you're a toddler or an OAP and everyone in between! Got to have a go at our own sand sculptures, with instructions and tips from a wonderful lady called Jo, who took time to show us the ropes and explain how the sculptures are formed. Fascinating! Would highly recommend a visit to both young and old!!
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