Welcome to SafeWise – ‘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.

NEW! May Half Term Holiday Junior Safety Inspector Family Tours

Junior Safety Inspector tours for families are back by popular demand this half term holiday at SafeWise Bournemouth. The tours are aimed at children aged 5-11 years old, but all ages are welcome. The self-guided tour consists of solving clues whilst exploring our interactive safety centre. All Junior Safety Inspectors receive a certificate and small prize when they qualify.  ONLY £5 PER PERSON plus booking fee (children under 4 go free).  Limited spaces – book in advance (booking cannot be taken on the door). Find out more and book now.

New website coming soon!

We’ve adopted a new strategy to grow the impact of the charity. Our website and branding will be updated and redesigned to reflect this very shortly – check back soon!


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 late 2020 we will be opening, with our partners Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Service, a new third ‘state-of-the-art’ centre in Swindon.

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 July 2018 there is no charge to visitors. Please email info@safewise.org to book.