Interactive Safety Education for Children & Community Groups

The Risk Factory - What do we do?

The Risk Factory is an interactive safety centre.  We manufacture everyday risks in a safe environment and aim to teach people how to deal with or avoid risks altogether.  Our aim is to provide high quality, interactive community safety education, which will help to develop pro-active citizenship linked to the Curriculum for Excellence Health and Wellbeing Outcomes.

The centre is part funded City of Edinburgh and Midlothian councils.  We also have a number of sponsors and partners that support the centre. 

Click here to go to our Sponsor and Partners pages for details.



The Risk Factory is currently closed as per government advice.  We will be reviewing the situation in the coming weeks and will update accordingly in due course. 

Suggested learning resources for teachers and parents whilst we are closed are available on our Resources page.

Click here to go to our Resources page.

Who can visit?

Primary 7 children from across Edinburgh, the Lothians and beyond, youth groups and adults with additional needs who are moving towards greater independence and independent living.

If you are a member of another group or orgaisation who would like to visit the centre please get in contact with us to discuss your needs and a possible visit.

Click here to go to our Visiting pages.

Other Facilities

The centre has a number of meeting rooms available to book.  We can cater for meetings, conferences and our scenario area provides a unique setting for training. All the profits from our room hires go directly into supporting our education programmes. 

Click here for further information about our meeting rooms.