Aylesbury prison visiting information
Social visits(Prisoners on standard, enhanced and basic level)
Mon: 14:15 - 16:15
Tue: 14:15 - 16:15
Thu: 14:15 - 16:15
Sat: 14:00 - 15:45
Sun: 14:00 - 15:45
- Enhanced = 2 weekend and 4 weekday visits per month
- Standard = 2 weekend and 1 weekday visits per month
- Basic =1 full length visit per month
To make a booking by telephone or to amend a booking, please call 01296 444099 Monday – Friday, 09:30 – 13:30
To book online, visit: www.gov.uk/prison-visits
All you need is:
- the name and date of birth of the person you are visiting
- their prisoner number.
You can choose up to 3 possible dates and times. Prison booking staff will check what's available and confirm your visit by email.
If you've made an online visit booking request and haven't received a confirmation email within 1-3 working days, please call 01296 444 099, lines open Monday-Friday 09:30-13:30.
There is a family-friendly visitor's centre run by the Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT), a national charity. Visitors are offered a warm welcome, information and support. Further information can be found on the PACT website or by calling 01296 444329 (line opens from 12:30pm on visit days) to speak to a member of the PACT team.
Additional information: Aylesbury operates a NO ID = NO ENTRY policy. You will be expected to prove your identity. Addresses shown on ID must match the address on the VO.
Acceptable forms of identification are either one form of photo ID
- Valid Passport
- Valid Driving Licence
- Bus Pass
- UK Armed Forces / IRS ID Card
- Disability Car Permit
Or 2 forms of non photo ID
- Utility Bills/Rent Card/Tenancy agreement
- Work ID/Trade Union/Student Card
- Birth Certificate (married women must also provide marriage certificate – counts as 1)
- Marriage Certificate
- Medical Card/Book
- Credit/Debit Card/Cheque Book
- Old Style Driving Licence
- UK Citizen Card
Dress code and conduct
The Visits facility at HMYOI Aylesbury is a family focused area and as such visitors are expected and required to dress and act accordingly with respect to others.
Cardigans, jumpers and lightweight jackets are permitted but outer garments may not be worn in the Visits Hall and should be hung up on the hooks provided.
Hats may not be worn in the Visits Hall with the exception of religious headwear (e.g. Sikh turbans, Jewish yarmulkes, Muslim kufi, the Hijab and Rastafarian hats). These will be subject to searching as per HMYOI AYLESBURY Searching Policy.
Fascinators, headbands, scarves and gloves may not be worn and should be left in the lockers provided within the Visitors Centre.
Gloves/scarves may not be worn. These should be left in the lockers provided in the Visitors Centre.
Hooded tops can be worn but not with the hood up.
Skirts must at least reach the knee in the standing position.
High cut shorts are not permitted.
Dresses must at least reach the knee in the standing position.
Tops must be sufficient to cover both breasts and the midriff area and must not be transparent. Cleavage must be appropriately covered so as not to cause offence. Athletic singlets (vests) are not permitted.
Torn jeans or jeans with holes may not be worn.
Footwear must be enclosed - sandals are appropriate but flip flops are not permitted.
Clothing with any logos connected to a sporting team may not be worn by visitors who are 13 and over. Clothing displaying offensive patterns or logos will not be permitted (such as cannabis leaves, racist logos or offensive language).
The wearing of SMART watches is not permitted
Inappropriate behaviour is defined as any behaviour that may present a risk to the security of the establishment or behaviour that is deemed indecent.
All visitors and prisoners need to be aware that inappropriate physical interaction is prohibited and in some cases is a criminal act. Staff have a duty to maintain the need for public decency within the Visits Hall and to ensure that any person is not subjected to any inappropriate of indecent behaviour by any prisoner or visitor. Guidance as to what constitutes indecent behaviour is prolonged intimate kissing, caressing of another persons’ torso or lower region or physical exposure by either party of their chests, breasts or genitalia.
If a member of staff feels that you are not appropriately dressed for the occasion, the visit may not be allowed to proceed.
If a member of staff feels that you are acting inappropriately, your visit may be terminated.
Maximum of three adult visitors (children of 10 years and over are classed as an adult for seating purposes).
If you require an accessibility visit, please inform the operator when booking your visit. You will be asked to produce the blue badge issued and/or disabled living allowance/ attendance allowance statement or book at the Visitors Centre. Visits in the Accessibility hut are limited to 2 adults and 2 children.
The Visitor Centre is normally open at 12:45 on all visits days unless delayed for staffing or other reasons.
You may be entitled to help with your travel expenses. Please visit the Assisted Prison Visits Scheme page for more information.
Weds: 09:30 - 11:15 & 14:00 - 16:00
Booking information: Official visit booking lines are open Mon – Fri (excluding bank holidays) between
09:30 – 12:30 on 01296 444 246/444 209 and,
14:00 – 15:30 on 01296 444 208/444201
Bookings must be made at least 24hrs prior to the proposed visit.
Additional information: Aylesbury operates a NO ID = NO ENTRY policy (please see above for lists of approved ID).
Prison Voicemail service
Social contacts can exchange voicemails with prisoners through the Prison Voicemail service, which is available at this establishment. Family members or friends sign up online and are given a unique landline phone number which they can call at any time to leave messages. The prisoner dials the same number from within the prison to listen and reply. You can find more information including pricing at www.prisonvoicemail.com.
How to get there:
HMYOI Aylesbury is 15 minutes walk from Aylesbury town centre.
- Bus: From Oxford or Milton Keynes (Taxis are available from train or bus stations).
- Train: Aylesbury is the nearest train station and trains run from Marylebone (London) to Aylesbury. Please do not alight at Aylesbury Vale Parkway. Trains on Sundays run via Amersham or High Wycombe. You can consult National Rail’s online timetable. Taxis are available outside the station and cost approximately £3.
Travelling from Oxford/Thame on the A418: On reaching Aylesbury, at the traffic lights, continue past Aylesbury College until you reach a large roundabout and turn left onto Gatehouse Road. Carry on to the next roundabout (moving into right-hand lane) and take the second exit on to Weedon Road. At the traffic lights go straight on to Elmhurst Road. At the next roundabout, take the third exit to Bierton Road. Proceed for approximately 75 metres to the entrance on the left-hand side signposted ‘Visitors Car Park'. HMYOI Aylesbury is a further 100 metres on the left.
Travelling from Bicester / Waddesdon on the A41 (also from the M40): On reaching Aylesbury at the third large roundabout (Perry's Automobiles on the right immediately before) take the first exit onto Weedon Road. At the traffic lights go straight over onto Elmhurst Road. At the next roundabout, take the third exit to Bierton Road. Proceed for approximately 75 metres to the entrance on the left-hand side signposted ‘Visitors Car Park'. HMYOI Aylesbury is a further 100 metres on the left.
Travelling from Northampton/Buckingham/M1 on the A413: On reaching Aylesbury at the second set of traffic lights (Horse and Jockey pub on right immediately before), turn left on to Elmhurst Road. At the next roundabout, take the third exit to Bierton Road. Proceed for approximately 75 metres to the entrance on the left-hand side signposted ‘Visitors Car Park'. HMYOI Aylesbury is a further 100 metres on the left.
Travelling from Bedford/Leighton Buzzard on the A418: On reaching Aylesbury at the large roundabout, take the second exit onto Bierton Road. Proceed for 75 metres to the entrance on the left-hand side signposted ‘Visitors Car Park'. HMYOI Aylesbury is a further 100 metres on the left.
Travelling from Tring/M25 on the A41: On reaching Aylesbury at the traffic lights (Plough Pub on your right), turn right at the second set of traffic lights past garage and petrol station on the right into Oakfield Road. Continue to the large roundabout and turn left onto Bierton Road. Proceed for approximately 75 metres to the entrance on the left-hand side signposted ‘Visitors Car Park'. HMYOI Aylesbury is a further 100 metres on the left.
Travelling from Amersham/Wendover on the A413:On reaching Aylesbury, continue along the Wendover Road to the mini-roundabout. Take the second exit onto Wendover Way (Grange School will appear on your left). Follow this road, going straight over two further mini-roundabouts until you reach a main junction with traffic lights (Plough Pub will be in front of you). Turn left at the junction and move into the right-hand lane; turn immediately right at the traffic lights into Oakfield Road and you will see a petrol garage on the right. Continue to the large roundabout and turn left onto Bierton Road. Proceed for approximately 75 metres to the entrance on the left-hand side signposted ‘Visitors Car Park'. HMYOI Aylesbury is a further 100 metres on the left.
- Limited car parking is available for visitors.