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We began 2019, perhaps like many others, with a question mark! There were lots of ‘what-ifs’ and uncertain ideas, as seems to be catching in this current political climate.  We all have questions without answers, curious about where the future could take us. Eureka! Along came the Weston Super Mare Sand Sculpture Festival’s light-bulb moment. What if this year’s sand sculpture theme was… WHAT IF?

WHAT IF … buildings were made of jelly?
WHAT IF … Donald Trump were Mexican?
WHAT IF … Dinosaurs returned?
WHAT IF … you were the only person on earth?

This year every sculpture will address a different question, from the obvious to the obscure, the past to the present and the desirable to the devastating.  This year we want to open your imagination, and we’re sure that we will.  With our usual array of activities you will get the opportunity to ask your own questions and vote for your favourite answers.

Burning questions at the ready?…

Let the games begin!




  • In a half hour amble we came across the sand sculpture exhibition and decided to go in. £4 each to enter and a very nice lady explained everything and gave us a token each to choose the best and the artist wins £1,000. It was very up to date showing climate change, plastic pollution etc


    Moosie57 JULY 2019
  • Wonderful skill worth admiring

    Really  enjoyed our visit. Just right for my elderly mum as all on flat, nearby parking and not too much walking once in exhibition. But lots of small children there too having a whale of a time in the sand pit. So fun for all! Really impressive, clever, topical and thought provoking designs. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff too. Well worth entry fee. We enjoyed voting for our favourites and here they are!


    Jane JUNE 2019
  • Best ever? Thought provoking . . . . .

    I visit the sand sculptures on Weston beach every year – this is definitely one of the best ever and this time with the theme of “what if” is is very thought provoking. The sheer size of some of the sculptures is very impressive.


    RogerGos MAY 2019