Can you guess what it is? Brighton Sand Sculpture Festival

daisysandWe were recently invited to check out the Brighton Sand Sculpture Festival which has taken over Black Rock on Madeira Drive.

Now I humbly class myself as a bit of a sand master. I have spent many happy hours building master pieces or turning the kids in to mermaids. But this is something different.

sand sculpture brighton artThe sculptures really are amazing. If you’ve never been to anything like this then it’s really worth a look. As well as the sculptures there are some pretty cool pieces of street art that have appeared and brightened up a sadly disused area of Brighton.

sandsculpozThe kids really enjoyed packing the sand to make their own master pieces in the giant sand pit. Hunny and I created a family of turtles and Daisy made the Minion above (the face is on the other side).

sandsculpkidsThe theme of this years festival is ‘Around the World…in Sand’ and the kids can enter a competition to have their own design turned in to a full size masterpiece from the artists.

The festival is at Black Rock in Brighton (Marina end) until the end of September and tickets includes a one way trip on the Volks Railway from the station by Brighton Pier. We parked in the free Marina car park and spent the morning on the beach.

Brighton sand sculpture mother and babyThey are also running Parent and Child mornings where the kids get a lesson in sand sculpting and are free to play in the giant sand pit while you have a coffee in the great little cafe there.

More info: brightonsandsculpture.co.uk

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2 Responses to “Can you guess what it is? Brighton Sand Sculpture Festival”


  1. 1 Margot C&V (@coffeenvanilla) June 19, 2014 at 07:07

    Looks good, have seen it from the road on my way from Marina and then completely forgot about it… thank you for the reminder!!! 🙂


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