On Wednesday 15th February the SafeWise Safety Centre in Bournemouth are throwing open their doors to encourage families to come and explore the centre for themselves. The centre, which normally caters to schools and youth groups, will be open for visitors from 10.00am until 3.00pm and is ideally suited for children up to 11years old.

The centre contains a life-sized model village in which children are encouraged to identify potential dangers and explore ways to stay safe. The indoor village contains a full-size house, road, train, bus, beach, heathland, alleyway, park and electricity substation to name but a few.

Families will be able to complete a FREE self-guided tour (in the style of a safety-themed treasure hunt) of the centre and SafeWise volunteers will be on-hand at key locations to answer questions and to help children identify the dangers but be warned some of the dangers may appear hidden.

Some of our supporters including Dorset Police, the RNLI and Dorset and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service will also be present to chat to families about how to stay safe online, at the beach, in the home etc.

Andrew Laws, SafeWise Centre Manager, said, “We often speak to parents and grandparents whose children have visited the Centre with their school and they are intrigued to know what their children have been up to here in our village; so now is the opportunity to come and see! If this open day is a success, we will look to replicate again in the future

The centre can be found at Unit 1 Roundways, Elliott Road, Bournemouth, BH11 8JJ. www.safewise.org

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