Visiting information

Social visits

Social visits are for family and friends to visit those being held in our custody.

Mon: N/A
Tue: N/A
Wed: 18:30 – 20:00
Thu: N/A
Fri: N/A
Sat: 09.30-11.30 and 14.30-16.30
Sun: 09.30-11.30 and 14.30-16.30

Booking online

To book online, visit:

All you need is:

  • the name and date of birth of the person you are visiting
  • their prisoner number

You can choose up to three possible dates and times. Prison booking staff will check what is available and confirm your visit by email. You’ll also receive your visiting order (VO) number by email within three working days. You must bring this with you when you visit.

Telephone booking

Visits must be pre-booked by telephoning 01937 544207 between the hours of 09:15 – 12:15 Monday to Thursday and 09:15 – 12:00 Friday.

Additional information

Failure to bring correct identification on the day of the visit may result in the visit being cancelled.

All valuables should be left in cars or in the lockers provided in the outside visits centre. Any suspicious or disruptive behaviour whilst in the visits centre will not be tolerated and in extreme circumstances could result in the termination of the visit and visitors being banned from re-visiting for a period of time.

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

Official visits

Official visits are for legal representatives and other professionals who are visiting in an official capacity.

Mon: 13:45-16:15
Tue: 13:45-16:15
Wed: 13:45-16:15
Thu: 13:45-16:15

You can book by emailing Official visits cannot be booked via phone.

Prison Voicemail service

Social contacts can exchange voicemails with young people 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 young person dials the same number from within the prison to listen to the message and reply. You can find more information including pricing at

How to get there

HMYOI Wetherby is situated approximately 1 mile from Wetherby town centre. It lies opposite the Racecourse on the B1224 York Road.


From Leeds: buses operate on the “First Leeds Bus Company” 98 & 99 Service between City Square Leeds (outside main railway station) and the centre of Wetherby. Buses run approximately every 30 minutes. From the centre of Wetherby there is a 1-mile walk, short taxi ride, and/or York bus service.

From York: buses operate on the “Harrogate & District Bus Company” 79 Service between York Railway Station and Wetherby. There is a bus stop outside the establishment. The buses operate one every hour.


The nearest railway station to Wetherby is either Leeds or York. Both stations are about 14 miles away from the establishment and public transport will be required to get you here.


HMYOI Wetherby lies just off the A1, opposite the Racecourse. When travelling from the north or south if you exit the A1 at the junction sign posted B1224 York, and head towards York. You will find the establishment on the left-hand side.


Limited car parking, including designated bays for the disabled, is available on site.

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