Visiting information

Social visits

Mon: N/A
Tue: N/A
Wed: 18:15 – 19:30
Thu: N/A
Fri: N/A
Sat: 09:45 – 11:45 and 14:15 – 16:15
Sun: 09:45 – 11:45 and 14:15 – 16:15

Booking online

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. You’ll also receive your visiting order (VO) number by email within 3 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 will 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 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

Mon: 13:45-16:15
Tue: 09:30-12:00
Wed: 13:45-16:15
Thu: 09:30-12:00

You can book by emailing legalvisits.wetherby@hmps.gsi.gov.uk or by calling 01937 544207

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.

Bus

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.

Train

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.

Car

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.

Parking

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

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