Wayland Prison Family Services

At HMP Wayland Spurgeons runs the children's and family visits and parenting courses for residents. Spurgeons staff and our partnering organisations 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, Wayland Prison Children's Visit

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

Visiting times

Monday: 9am - 1pm

Tuesday: 2.15pm - 3.45pm

Wednesday: 2.15pm - 3.45pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: 2.15pm - 3.45pm

Saturday: 2.15pm - 3.45pm

Sunday: 2.15pm - 3.45pm


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 Wayland, Griston, Thetford, Norfolk, IP25 6RL

01953 804065

Lisa Brighten, Family Services Manager: lbrighten@spurgeons.org

Getting here

By train: The nearest railway station is Thetford. From the station you will need to take a taxi to reach the prison. 

By car: The prison is off the A1075, about 3 miles from the south of Watton, and is signposted. The M11 and A11 trunk roads are the main routes which provide the best connection with most parts of the country. Leave the A11 at Thetford and take the A1075 towards Watton. 


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 Wayland Prison Family Services

Safer Custody Team

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

01953 804000


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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