Leyhill prison visiting information

Social visits

Tues: 13:30-15:30
Thurs: 13:30-15:30
Sat: 13:30-15:30
Sun: 13:30-15:30

Booking information:

You can book online at www.gov.uk/prison-visits to request 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 email SocialVisits.Leyhill@hmps.gsi.gov.uk or call 01454 264000, press option 2 for social visits, lines open Monday-Friday 09:00-11:00 and 14:00-16:00.

Additional information: You may be eligible for help with your travel expenses. The Assisted Prison Visits Unit provides financial help for people on a low income to visit a close relative or partner in prison.  Information packs available at entrance to domestic visits area and you can also find details online on the Justice website.

Family visit days catering especially for children are held three times a year between 10:30 and 15:00.  These are normally held midweek and during school holidays

Visitor Centre
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.

Prison Voicemail Service

Social contacts can exchange voicemails with prisoners through the Prison Voicemail service, which is available at HMP Leyhill. 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.

Official visits

Mon: 13:30-15:45
Wed: 13:30-15:45
Fri: 13:30-15:45

Booking information: Official visits can be booked on 01454 264000, press option 1 for official visits

Booking line opening times: Monday to Friday - 9.00am - 11.00am & 14.00pm - 16.00pm

Additional information: Limited space available, early booking is essential.

How to get there

Train: There is a regular service to Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads from all parts of the Country.  A Taxi or Bus will need to be taken from either station, approximately 20-30 minutes.  Contact local services for details.

From Bristol to Yate using First Group bus service.  (This only operates from Monday to Saturday not Sunday or Bank Holidays)

For Information about timetables and tickets visit www.firstgroup.com.

Timetable enquires:  Travel Line 0871 2002233

Customer services 0845 602 0156

From Yate using the Stagecoach bus service number 84.  The bus stops directly outside the prison.  (This only operates from Monday to Saturday not Sunday or Bank Holidays)

For Information about timetables & tickets visit: www.stagecoachbus.com/about/west

Car: Exit the M5 at junction 14 and turn towards Wotton-under-Edge on the B4509, right turn to Leyhill is signposted.

Car parking space for visitors as signposted

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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