Interactive Safety Education for Kids & Special Needs

COVID-19

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.

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.

How are we funded?

The centre is part funded City of Edinburgh and Midlothian councils.  We also have a number of sponsors and partners that support the centre.  In 2020/21 we are very grateful for the generous support of SP Energy Networks and the Gas Safe Charity.  

Who can visit?

  • Primary 7 children from across Edinburgh, the Lothians and beyond are welcome to visit.
  • Cub scouts; Brownies and Guides to work towards a variety of badges.
  • Adults with additional needs who are moving towards greater independence and independent living.
  • If you are a member of another group or organisation who would like to visit the centre please get in contact with us to discuss your needs and a possible visit.

Upcoming Events

  • Volunteer Recruitment Open Days - cancelled at this time. 

Other Facilities

The centre has a number of meeting rooms available.  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.