Bure Prison Family Services

At HMP Bure Spurgeons runs the visiting centre and facilitates children's visits. Spurgeons staff (based in the Visitors Centre) will be on hand before, during and after your visit to offer advice and support.

Holding Hands

Preparing for your visit

Information on booking and preparing for your visit

Top Tips for Families

Information on supporting a child with a parent in prison

Family Days

Read about our family day activities

''The staff were so approachable and put us totally at ease'' -Parent, Bure Prison Children's Visit

''I loved playing football with my dad'' - child at family visit

Visiting times

Monday - Thursday: Closed

Friday: 2pm - 4pm

Saturday: 9.15am - 11.15am, 2pm - 4pm

Sunday: 9.15am - 11.15am, 2pm - 4pm


Closures for public holidays

The visitors centre will be closed for the following public holidays:

  •  Wednesday 1 January 2020
  • Wednesday 25 December 2020
  • Saturday 20 April 2020

Booking visits

Information about booking and preparing for your visit.

Contact details

Spurgeons Visitors Centre, HMP Bure, Jaguar Drive, Badersfield, Norfolk, NR10 5GB

01603 326251

Fran Shimi, Family Services Manager: fshimi@spurgeons.org

Getting here

By bus: A private, subsidised bus service is provided from the bus and train stations in Norwich to get you to HMP Bure on Friday and Saturday afternoons only. Please telephone 01603 326252 to book a seat. Your seat must be booked by the Wednesday of the week that you are visiting, at the latest. 

By train: The closest train station is Norwich. Regular trains to and from London Liverpool Street, Ipswich, Cambridge, Great Yarmouth, Sheringham and Lowestoft. From the train station, travel can be arranged to the station by bus (see above), or taxi. 

By car: Use postcode NR10 5JL. This will take you to the end of the prison drive, where you will see signs to HMP Bure. 


Free parking is available at the prison

Disabled access

The visitors centre is wheelchair accessible.

Visitors leaflet

Download a printable copy of our visitors information leaflet for Bure Prison Family Services

Safer Custody Team

If you are concerned about someone in HMP Bure you can contact the Safer Custody Team on the number below.

01603 326400


Top Tips for Families

Read our guide to supporting a child with a parent in prison


Family days

Our family days are a way for children to connect with their parent in prison


Further Information

Support services and useful links for families affected by imprisonment


Volunteering can be a great way to get involved with supporting others affected by imprisonment


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