Welcome to SafeWise – scenario based skills for life learning

We deliver interactive and practical ‘skills for life’ education in realistic full size streetscapes at Bournemouth and Weymouth. Yes, you read that right – our learning villages include buses, a two-storey house, cars, a beach, a Co-op and even a train and railway track. Our philosophy is one of ‘discuss, decide and do’ where visitors are actively engaged in an exciting and immersive environment rather than simply listening to advice.

We cover road safety, fire safety, water safety and home safety alongside crime prevention, what to do in an emergency, healthy living, mental wellbeing, citizenship, the climate and ecological emergency, householder responsibilities, personal financial skills and much more.

We deliver bespoke programmes to meet the specific needs of groups including parents and carers of early years and primary Key Stage 1 and 2. We’re developing programmes for secondary Key Stage 3, home leavers (16+) and older people during 2020. We adapt our delivery for learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

We also provide popular community facilities including meeting and function rooms, a dance studio, and a cafe.

Could you be our next volunteer?

We’re looking for new Visitor Guide Volunteers for our  Bournemouth centre and General Assistants at our Weymouth centre.

Make new friends, develop skills and confidence and have fun as you develop essential skills for life for children.

Coronavirus (COVID-19 latest)

Following the latest Government advice, we have taken the decision to suspend upcoming events, visits and bookings at SafeWise centres in Bournemouth and Weymouth until the end of the Easter holidays.

We will continue to closely review the ongoing situation and follow Government advice and guidance as it develops, and update our position as necessary. 

Home learning resources

We’re missing welcoming school children and families to SafeWise right now. Rest assured we’re working hard to come back bigger and better once the current situation improves and we open our doors again. In the meantime we hope that this page helps out.

We’ll be adding more information as from trusted sources as well as our own resources over the coming days and weeks, so keeping checking this page. And be sure to let us know if you find anything amazing  that we can add to the page to tell other people about.

Have a look around!

Discover our programmes and book, hire our facilities, find out more about volunteering, or get in touch to discuss how your business or organisation can get involved.

Together we can ‘provide realistic and immersive learning experiences to equip visitors with the skills, knowledge and confidence to live active, fulfilling and safer lives in stronger communities.’


Explore our stunning indoor village complete with road, beach, train and street scene. Join hands on activities, including escaping a house fire and controlling the brakes on a train.


Experience our interactive fire safety scenarios, full size working outdoor road network and more, to learn practical skills for life. Book a function or meeting room or visit Cafe SafeWise.

Our Programmes

Vital skills for parents and carers of pre-school age children. Includes home, road and in-car safety, plus basic emergency first aid, all in an engaging and safe environment.

Essential programme to equip younger children with the confidence and skills to escape from a fire, be safe around roads, make healthy choices and much more all delivered in a fun way through realistic and interactive scenarios.

Compelling, practical programme for older primary age children to discuss, decide and do in a range of immersive situations, including fire, road and water safety plus emergencies.

Building confidence and skills for life through recognising and managing risks, such as travel, mental wellbeing, peer pressure, drugs, alcohol and more – through drama!

Valuable programme for first time independent living. Includes personal safety, financial skills, householder responsibilities, healthy living and drugs in an non-patronising and engaging manner.

Discover engaging and practical ways to live well for longer. This programme focuses on key areas including health and well-being, eating well and staying active plus where to find help and support.

Delivered to meet special learning needs in a safe and welcoming environment to increase awareness of safety issues, including fire and road, in realistic situations and experiences.

Our Junior Safety Inspector events are specially designed to help families learn together to build confidence and develop valuable skills for life in fun and interactive scenarios including fire, road and water safety.

Our Locations