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Wayland Prison Family Support Services

At HMP Wayland Spurgeons runs the children's and family visits and parenting courses for residents. Spurgeons staff and our partnering organisations will be on hand before, during and after your visit to offer advice and support.

Top Tips for Families

Information on supporting a child with a parent in prison

Family Days

Read about our family day activities

''The Visitors Centre gives us a friendly, happy environment to spend time as a family.''

''Always helpful and friendly.''

''Provided activities and games and enabled us to spend quality time together.''

Important Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

The Gov.uk website has put together some frequently asked questions and responses relating to friends and family of prisoners during the coronavirus outbreak.

Contact details

Spurgeons Visitors Centre, HMP Wayland, Griston, Thetford, Norfolk, IP25 6RL

01953 804065

Getting here

By train: The nearest railway station is Thetford. From the station you will need to take a taxi to reach the prison, this can be booked at the station. 

By car: The prison is off the A1075, around 3 miles from the south of Watton, and is signposted. The M11 and A11 trunk roads are the main routes which provide the best connection with most parts of the country. Leave the A11 at Thetford and take the A1075 towards Watton. 

Parking

Free parking is available at the prison, including space for Blue Badge holders.

Disabled access

The visitors centre is wheelchair accessible.

Visitors leaflet

Download a printable copy of our visitors information leaflet for Wayland Prison Family Services

Safer Custody Team

If you are concerned about someone in HMP Wayland you can contact the Safer Custody Team on the number below.

01953 804 000

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Offering a Helping Hand

Read our guide to supporting those affected by IPP sentences

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Family days

Our family days are a way for children to connect with their parent in prison

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Top Tips for Families

Read our guide to supporting a child with a parent in prison

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Further Information

Support services and useful links for families affected by imprisonment

Volunteering

Volunteering at can be a great way to support prisoners and families affected by imprisonment as well as the local community.

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