Book a Prison Visit to Styal Prison

Book Prison Visit Styal Prison

Book a prison visit to Styal Prison and understand the details about visiting this unique institution. Styal Prison is a correctional facility for women aged 18 and over, including a young offender institution (YOI), located in Wilmslow, Cheshire. This facility accommodates around 480 prisoners in a mix of dormitories and individual cells. It also features a Mother and Baby Unit for prisoners with babies up to 18 months, managed by the Action for Children charity​​​​.

Booking and Planning Your Visit to Styal

To visit an inmate at Styal Prison:

  • Ensure you are listed on the prisoner’s visitor list.
  • Book your visit at least 48 hours in advance.
  • Bring the required ID.
  • Be aware that at least one visitor must be 18 or older​​.
How to Book Visits
  • Telephone Booking: Call 0300 060 6512, available Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5pm.
  • Online Booking: Visit the official website to book online.
  • Secure Video Calls: Register for this service if you prefer video visits​​.

Visiting times to Styal Prison

Visiting Times
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2pm to 4pm.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9:30am to 11:30am and 2pm to 4pm.
  • No visits on Fridays.
  • Arrive 15 minutes before your booked time​​.

Directions and Parking

  • Closest Railway Stations: Styal Station (10 minutes walk) and Wilmslow Station (5 minutes taxi ride).
  • Public Transport Options: Use National Rail Enquiries and Traveline for bus times.
  • Parking: Available at the prison, but limited with no designated spaces for Blue Badge holders​​.

HMP Styal Visiting Information

Visitor Entry Requirements

  • Identity verification for visitors aged 16 or older.
  • Mandatory rub-down search for all visitors, including children.
  • Leave valuables and cash in lockers before entering.
  • Follow all rules to avoid cancellation or future visit bans​​.

Dress Code and Items to Bring

  • Wear modest attire, avoiding work clothes, sports shirts, hoods, offensive logos, sunglasses (unless for religious reasons), ripped jeans, vest tops, and short skirts/dresses.
  • For children, bring dummies, baby wipes, nappies, milk powder, and prescribed medication.
  • Contact the prison directly for specific information on food and drink.
  • Prohibited items include illegal drugs, alcohol, weapons, cameras, mobile phones, obscene material, and any electronic devices​​​​​​​​.

Visiting Facilities

  • Visitors centre managed by Partners of Prisoners (POPS).
  • Note: No family visits currently and no toilet facilities in the visits hall​​.

Contact Information

  • Governor: Carl Hardwick.
  • Telephone: 01625 553 000 (Weekdays 7am-8pm, Weekends and Bank Holidays 7am-5pm).
  • Fax: 01625 553 001.
  • Address: HMP/YOI Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4HR​​.

Financial Assistance for Visits

  • Eligible visitors on low income or receiving benefits may get financial assistance through the Assisted Prison Visits Unit (APVU)​​.

Reminder and Disclaimer

This guide is designed to assist those planning to visit Styal Prison. Always verify the latest information with official sources and the prison directly to ensure compliance and avoid any issues during your visit.