‘Skills For Life’

SafeWise provides realistic and immersive learning experiences to equip visitors with the skills, knowledge and confidence to live active, fulfilling and safer lives in stronger communities.


Through practical education in realistic scenarios we aim to:-

  • Increase awareness of safety and develop key life skills
  • Encourage visitors to develop personal confidence and to think for themselves
  • Promote teamwork and shared values
  • Encourage safer, healthier and more active lifestyles

Our centres

We opened our first centre as ‘StreetWise’ in Bournemouth in 1998. This is a full indoor street scene including shops, house, bus, beach, train and much more. SafeWise Weymouth includes extensive fire safety scenarios and an outdoor road network with zebra and pedestrian crossings. We have exciting plans to update and expand both centres to allow the same range of programmes. In 2019 we will be opening, with our partners Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Service, a new third ‘state-of-the-art’ centre serving Swindon, Wiltshire, and further afield.

Our programmes

We are currently reviewing our programmes and will be announcing exciting changes during 2018. For now, you can still book tours for primary schools and youth groups. These are subsidised by local authorities, police and fire service and until March 2018 there is no charge to visitors. Please email info@safewise.org to book.


Applications for the posts of Manager at SafeWise Weymouth and SafeWise Bournemouth have now closed. We will be selecting shortly.

We will be advertising for a Volunteers Manager during November. Check back here soon.