Free SkillZONE visits for Year 5 pupils

We are delighted that we have continue to have funding from Gloucestershire county council for Year 5 pupils to visit SkillZONE free of charge until the end of March 2017. Sessions can be booked as usual via our online bookings page.  There is no need to apply for the funding – just indicate on your […]


Five Steps to Wellbeing

2gether NHS Foundation Trust and SkillZONE have been working together to develop a scenario based on wellbeing and looking after our emotional health and this is now live. The scenario teaches visitors the five steps to wellbeing, which are evidence-based steps that help us build confidence, self-esteem, good relationships and to feel happier. We know […]


Our Open Day this year will be held on Saturday September 3rd 2016 12pm – 4pm

SkillZONE and our neighbouring fire station will be hosting a range of displays and activities from the fire service, road safety partnership and some of other organisations that we work in partnership with. Attractions include: Our SkillZONE village and children’s safety quiz Fire service displays and smoke house Gloucestershire Constabulary – Colin the Croc and […]


SkillZONE to offer free safety lessons to Year 5 pupils

Primary schools in Gloucestershire are being invited to bring their Year 5 pupils for a free visit to the county’s only safety centre SkillZONE. Between September this year and March 2016 SkillZONE will be offering all primary, junior and special school pupils in Year 5 the chance to visit the centre and learn more about […]

Family open day at Gloucester South Fire Station and SkillZONE

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service will throw open its doors and welcome residents to their open day on Saturday 5th September. A host of free activities will be on offer at SkillZONE and Gloucester South Fire Station on Tuffley Lane from 12 noon until 4pm. The free event will feature a host of activities including […]

Fire and Rescue Services raising awareness of dangers of driver distraction

Fire and Rescue Services across the UK will be coming together between the 8th and 14th June to raise awareness of the dangers to young drivers of driving whilst distracted. Services will be running events and activities as part of the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA)’s 2015 Road Safety Week highlighting that, as a risky […]

Fire advice for a safer summer

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue service is asking local people to stay safe this summer as they make the most of the weather and enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you are camping, cooking or exploring this summer, by following some top tips you can enjoy your adventures and stay safe. The fire and rescue service is particularly […]


Bikers take part in safety workshops at SkillZONE

With the motorcycling season starting to rev up, Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership and Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue will launch its series of free safety workshops for bikers. The workshops have been running during the motorcycling season since 2014 and so far more than 100 bikers have been trained in first aid and scene management. Called […]

Telecare Older People

New partnership to keep older people safe

Safety education centre SkillZONE has formed a new partnership with Gloucestershire Telecare to work together in helping older people stay safe and independent at home. SkillZONE runs two hour safety tours to schools and community groups in its state-of-the-art building. Currently over 70 percent of the visitors to SkillZONE are school trips but through working […]

St Paul's Primary school learning about Road Safety

SkillZONE celebrates two years of safety advice success

Gloucester education centre SkillZONE celebrated championing its safety lessons to almost 15,000 visitors when it turned two years old on February 1st. The newest safety centre in the country has a fun interactive village where groups experience realistic dangerous scenarios in a number of different locations during a two hour tour. Since opening its doors […]

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