KS2 Life Skills Tours

The Primary Experience

Our KS2 Life Skills Tours are aimed at pupils in Years 5 & 6, helping them to make the transition to secondary school and to take on the new challenges and opportunities they will face.

“I enjoyed my visit to Sutton Life Centre. It has told me to be safe and aware wherever – whether it is on the internet or on the street.”
Year 6 Pupil, Surrey

An Overview of the Experience

I’ll hand you over to our virtual host, Dina, for a sneak peek at the entire experience:

The centre is divided into four zones, each of which delivers a unique learning experience. They are:

The Street Experience

An urban setting with real shop facades. This is where students will be faced with some of the dilemmas and difficult choices that growing up may throw at them, including peer pressure, alcohol, smoking, street crime, gangs, knives and bullying.

The Transport Experience

This area is designed to look like a train station. Stand well away from the edge of the platform, and you’ll learn about keeping safe on buses and trains, platform safety, personal safety, robbery, respect for fellow passengers and the impact of anti-social behaviour such as littering.

The Home Experience

A fully fitted apartment with a kitchen, dining room, living room and bedroom. This area covers healthy eating, fire safety, and how to manage issues such as domestic violence, broken families, cyber-bullying and online friendship.

The Virtual Experience

A 360° white room which uses video, graphics, sound and lighting to recreate a range of virtual worlds from derelict buildings to the tropical rainforests. In here, you’ll find yourself in the middle of a digital immersive environment like no other, with a series of short documentaries covering topics on urban safety, including trespass on the railway, exploring derelict buildings and playing with fire. Green issues are also covered, including recycling, sustainable living, climate change and the environment.

Life Skills Workshops

If you are interested in turning your visit into a full day experience, have a look at our KS2 PSHE Workshops which are available to form part of a full day visit. We currently offer three topics: Internet Safety, Home Safety and Drugs.

Book a Free Preview Tour

If you are interested in a visit to Sutton Life Centre, we also provide teachers with the opportunity to attend one of our free preview tours. This will give you the chance to view the tour content, have a look around the centre and ask our team of staff any questions that you may have about a visit to the centre.

Please contact us by email or call us on 020 8296 1287 to find out more.


Prices are charged per pupil and there is no charge for accompanying adults and teachers.

State Schools:

£7.65 per pupil – Life Skills Tour Only (half day experience)
£11.15 per pupil – Life Skills Tour & Workshops (full day experience)

Independent Schools:

£9.20 per pupil – Life Skills Tour Only (half day experience)
£12.70 per pupil – Life Skills Tour & Workshops (full day experience)

A minimum charge of £150 applies to all tours. There is no charge for accompanying adults.

We can also cater for Youth Groups, Special Educational Needs Groups and Uniformed Groups – please contact us for more information around availability and pricing.

Booking Availability

Due to an issue with our online booking calendar, this feature has been disabled. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please contact us directly to find out about any available dates or to book a visit.

Email: slc@sutton.gov.uk
Phone: 020 8296 1287

If you have a limited number of dates available which are showing as unavailable to book, please contact us directly, as we may have availability for a half-day slot (morning or afternoon) on the date in question.

Alternatively, please use the contact form below:

Contact us

What Else You Should Know…

We can accommodate up to 100 students, and have onsite parking for coaches. We also have direct access to the M25 at Junction 8 (Reigate).

For more information, here are a few more links which you may find useful:

Plan Your Visit
KS2 PSHE Lesson Plans
School Feedback
Download our Risk Assessment
Download our Life Skills Tour Brochure

Further Information

For more information about our Life Skills Tours, or to book a place for your school, please contact us – we’ll be happy to help with any enquiries you may have.

By Phone: 020 8296 1287
By email: slc@sutton.gov.uk
Online: Click here