SafeWise is an award-winning multi-site safety charity located in Bournemouth, Weymouth and in 2018 a new centre at Wroughton (Wiltshire). The charity provides memorable and exciting opportunities for people of all ages to learn about everyday safety within a fun and exciting full-scale, immersive and interactive environment. Out in the community we have a driving simulator and safety caravan that are available for events.
At our centres, our ‘safety guides’ help our visitors to develop awareness of safety issues through interaction with real-life, full size settings; whether on the beach, crossing the roads, near railway tracks, in the home, on-line or stranger danger in the park.
We aim to develop knowledge and skills so people make the right decisions and choices and in doing so reducing the number of preventable accidents that occur every day: Changing Lives, Saving Lives.
What we do
Our safety centres provide an interactive learning experience with a particular focus on:
• Schools (key stage 1 and 2) and youth groups
• Families (including birthday parties)
• Post 16 years
• Independent living for older people and those with special needs
Bournemouth’s unique indoor life-sized safety village is complemented by the RoadWise and FireWise safety education experiences at our Weymouth centre which also houses a community café. RoadWise is a full-size outdoor road circuit with junctions, traffic lights and a zebra crossing where young pedestrians, cyclists and new drivers alike learn about road safety. FireWise is a real fire experience with special effects including a dramatic flashover.
Our centres have Wi-Fi, PA systems, projectors and screens – lighting, stage management and catering can also be arranged.
SafeWise Wroughton is an innovative new centre, building on the success of SafeWise Bournemouth and SafeWise Weymouth. It will take the safety centre concept to a new level in terms of scale, interaction opportunities and safety education. The centre will have two separate elements, an indoor Safety Village and an outdoor RoadWise facility. The centre will open in 2018 and is expected to attract in excess of 15,000 visitors a year.