East Sutton Park prison visiting information

Social visits

Sat: 13:30 - 15:30
Sun: 13:30 - 15:30

Booking information: Visits are booked internally by the women themselves.

Additional information: After 4 weeks most women have 2 community visits a month of between 8 to 12 hours with their families. Internal visits are only Saturday and Sunday. Visitors can be picked up/dropped off at Headcorn station. This is also booked internally.

You may be entitled to help with your travel expenses. Please visit the Assisted Prison Visits Scheme page for more information.

Official visits

Mon - Fri: 09:30 - 11:30 & 13:30 - 16:30

Booking information: By prior arrangement official visits can be booked by calling 01622 845 010 between 09:30 - 16:30, Monday to Friday.

How to get there:

  • Bus: There is a bus service (no. 12 or 812) from the Maidstone depot at the Chequers Centre, to Sutton Valence, which is a 1 mile walk from the prison. From Headcorn the no. 12 bus operates in the opposite direction. Walking from Sutton Valence leave by taking the left turning at the cross roads in the village centre (as you are facing downhill). Follow this road out of the village, past the Queen's Head, the Post Office, assorted shops and the Swan. Continue for approximately 1 mile out of the village and, where the road bends to the left and uphill, the Prison gates will be straight ahead. This will take approximately 20 - 30 minutes. (The bus is not the advised way to travel to the prison due to the long walk both ways.)
  • Train: The nearest railway stations are Maidstone East and Headcorn, both lines have regular services from both London and the Kent Coast. Headcorn is approximately 5 miles from the prison and Maidstone East is approximately 12 miles from the prison. There is an infrequent bus service to Sutton Valence but the best way to arrive at the prison is by taxi
  • Car: Leave M20 at Junction 8 (A20 - signed Lenham, Maidstone Services and Leeds Castle). Turn left at the first roundabout (A20), straight over the second roundabout. Turn right at the third roundabout joining the B2163. Follow this road past Leeds Castle and through the villages of Leeds and Langley to the "T" junction with the A274. (Plough Public House is on the right). Turn left on to the A274 (signed Sutton Valence and Headcorn). Turn left at the first cross-roads (signed East Sutton, Kingswood and Ulcombe). Turn at the second right hand turn (signed East Sutton). Go past the first left hand turn. The prison is a few hundred yards on the left on the bend.
  • Parking available in car park before electric barrier.
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