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HMP LINDHOLME Visiting Information

Bawtry Road,
Hatfield Woodhouse Doncaster,

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Booking Procedure

On-line booking now available

Booking Phone No.

01302 524980 / 524721

Booking Opening Time

Mon - Sat: 08:30 - 11:00

Min Age Unaccompanied


Search Procedure

Rub down, metal detectors, passive drugs dogs

Visitors 1st Visit ID

Photo ID - Passport, Driving Licence etc

Subsequent Visit ID

ID required for every visit

Visitor Adult Age

18 - Adult ID required

Child Visitor ID

Photographic (Passport), Birth Certificate

Disabled Facilities

Full access, lifts, disabled parking and toilets


Yes, with 3 disabled spaces outside the Visitor Centre

Hand In Money on Visit


Hand In Other Items


Book next visit on Visit


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Opening Times

13:30 - 16:00


Hot & cold drinks and snacks from vending machines


Disabled access and baby changing facilities

Disabled Facilities

Full access including toilets

Child Facilities

Unsupervised play area

Refundable Locker Deposit


Visiting information is for HMP Lindholme (not IRC)


Booking on-line
You can now book visits to this prison on-line without a Visiting Order (VO).
You will need the prisoner’s full name, date of birth, prison number and prison.
Provide three alternative visit slots and you will get a confirmation email within three days.
It is still be possible to book visits by phoning the booking line but the new system should do much to overcome the frustration and waiting on the phone for hours that is currently experienced although if you are looking to book at short notice it may still be better to telephone where possible.
For more information, or to book a visit, go to:

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Seating for 3 adults and prisoner (no restriction on number of children)


Hot & cold drinks and snacks from vending machines


Disabled access and baby changing facilities

Child Facilities

Unsupervised play area

Cash Allowed In Room

Max £10 - Coins only

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13:45 - 15:45


13:45 - 15:45


13:45 - 15:45


13:45 - 15:45


13:45 - 15:45


13:45 - 15:45


13:45 - 15:45

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Convicted Basic

2 VOs per month

Convicted Standard

2 VOs + 1 PVO per month

Convicted Enhanced

2 VOs + 3 PVOs per month

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Booking Number

01302 524980 (Info) & 01302 524674 (Fax)

Visiting Time

Mon - Fri; 13:45 - 14:30 & 14:45 - 15:30

Hand Items To prisoner

May be subject to search

Receive Items From Prisoner

May be subject to search

Inform security before the visit if you need to take a laptop or other equipment

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Ky's Taxis
105 Broadwater Drive, Dunscroft, Doncaster DN7 4EY
0844 335 6486 or 01302 351 000

Dial a Car
33 Church Street, Armthorpe, Doncaster DN3 3AE
01302 302388

JJ Travel
8 Ashdale Close, Edenthorpe, Doncaster DN3 2LA
01302 888181


Ivy Court
Backfield Lane, Hatfield, Doncaster DN7 6LW
01302 840627

Barnside Cottage
26 Mosham Road, Blaxton, Doncaster DN9 3AZ
01302 770315

Windsor House Hotel
Windsor Road, Doncaster DN2 5BS
01302 768768

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All visitors (including children) must take identification. One of the following forms of photo ID will be acceptable:

Photo Driving Licence
Employers photo ID card (must have name of employer and visitor clearly visible)
Senior citizens public transport pass issued by a local authority
Annual rail pass or London Transport season ticket with photocard.

If you are unable to produce any of these then TWO of the following will be accepted as proof of identity:

Cheque book
Credit/debit card (visitor's name must be embossed on the card and already signed)
Employer pass or ID not acceptable above
Young Person's 'Proof of Age' card
Trade Union membership card
NUS card
Telephone/electricity/gas or water utility bills
Birth or Marriage Certificate
Medical card
New born babies Record of Birth
Change of name by Deed Poll will require the relevant forms to be produced.


On arrival at Doncaster railway station either make your way to the Southern Bus Station (see below for further details on buses) or take a taxi.

Facilities at Doncaster Station: Waiting room, refreshments, toilets, baby changing facilities, pay phone and ATM. The whole station is step free.
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At Doncaster's catch the Route 88 service.
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Click here for bus details

Prison main telephone numbers
These numbers are not for booking visits but may be useful in emergencies or if you have problems booking a visit or enroute.
Tel: 01302 524700
Fax: 01302 524750


Information about Visiting is primarily supplied by the prison. This is supplemented with information from the various prison service websites, charities working within Visit Centres, IMB and HMCIP reports.

The ‘Updated’ date shows when information was last changed. The information is checked regularly; however, if you have further information, or believe our data to be incorrect, please use the ‘Contact’ link below.

Updated: July 2014

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Inside Time Limited provide the details of taxi companies and accommodation without recommendation. These are merely businesses within easy distance. Visitors are strongly advised to contact the business well in advance to check availability and pricing.


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