When we saw a deal for the Weston Sand Sculpture Festival on Living Social we couldn’t resist buying a voucher, priced at £6 for entry for two and a hot drink each there was no reason not to!
The festival is in Weston throughout the Summer, from 3 April until 27 September 2015. If you don’t manage to bag a bargain deal on Living Social or Groupon it is still a cheap day out, adult tickets cost £3.50 and children’s £2.50 with under 3’s going free, there is also a family ticket available for £10 which admits two adults and two children.
What is the sand sculpture festival I hear you ask? I’m not sure why it is called a festival to be honest, I would describe it more as an exhibition. There is a small cafe as you enter, serving hot drinks, ice creams and selling programmes, then you walk through the cafe to the sculptures outside, these are all behind a fenced area so you can only see them properly if you pay for admittance.
Once you have finished looking at the sculptures there is an area where you can attempt to make your own if you so wish, great for children! The sculptures really were fascinating to see, the fact that these intricate designs are made from nothing more than sand and water is mind blowing!
As this is the tenth year of the festival the theme is the previous ten years, so there is something from every theme that there has ever been.
The festival itself isn’t that big, if, like us, you don’t want to stick around and have a go at making your own you may only be in there for about half an hour. If you are hoping on having a full day out there think again, though there is plenty more to do and see in Weston Super Mare which could turn it into a full day out. We walked along the beach and then went onto the Grand Pier for some lunch before heading home. I spent a lot of time in Weston as a child so it was lovely to go back and reminisce, although the Tropicana where we spent most of our time has long since closed down.
Have you been to Weston Sand Sculpture Festival, or do you plan on visiting?