HMP Lancaster Farms prison visiting information

Social visits

Tuesday pm - Session 1 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tuesday pm - Session 2 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday pm - Session 1 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday pm - Session 2 - 3:30pm  4:30pm
Saturday - 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Sunday - 2.00pm - 3.30pm

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.

If you've made an online visit booking request and haven't received a confirmation email within 1-3 working days, please email lancasterfarmsdomesticvisitsbooking@hmps.gsi.gov.uk or call the booking line on 01524 563636, which is open 0900 to 1200 Monday to Friday.

You may be entitled to help with your travel expenses. Please visit the Assisted Prison Visits Scheme page for more information.

Official visits

Tuesday pm - Session 1 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tuesday pm - Session 2 -
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday pm - Session 1 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday pm - Session 2 - 3:30pm  4:30pm

Booking information: All visits must be booked via the Legal Visits Booking Line on 01524 563636, which is open 0900 to 1200 Monday to Friday. You can also book your legal visit by emailing the Visits Team at: LegvisLancasterFarms@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

Prison Voicemail service

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

Searching of visitors

All Visitors to the prison are reminded that they may be subject to search on entry to and exit from the establishment. The authority to conduct searches is given to prison staff under Prison rule 64 and 71. And under the Fire Arms Act 1968, Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

This involves the checking of the person and any baggage, with the use of Metal detectors, X-ray Equipment and Passive/Active Dogs.

Visitors should familiarise themselves with items not to be brought into the prison. Lists of authorised/unauthorised items are posted at the main gate and in the Visitors Centre.

We operate a zero tolerance approach to illicit items being brought into the prison. Anybody found to be bringing such items into the prison will be subject to investigation which will include the involvement of Police.

How to get there:

  • Bus: Service no 18 operates between Lancaster Bus Station and the prison Monday to Friday, commencing at 07:50 and finishing at 17:30
  • Rail: Once at Lancaster Railway Station, complete the journey by taxi or bus. From the railway station a taxi to HMYOI Lancaster Farms will cost approximately £4.00.
    There is a taxi rank right outside the station on the Northbound platform.
    The bus station is less than five minutes walk from the railway station.
  • Car: Via the M6 Motorway: Depart the M6 motorway at Junction 34 and follow the Lancaster City Centre signs. Make your way round the one-way system to Dalton Square. At the traffic lights turn left along Nelson Street (sign posted Lancaster Farms) and proceed along Nelson Street, East Road and Quernmore Road taking the fourth left turn marked Stone Row Head. The prison is situated two hundred yards down this road.
  • Via the A6 and Other Routes into the City: As with the motorway directions, make your way round the one way system to Dalton Square and turn left up Nelson Street and follow the above directions.
  • Staff and Visitors Car Parking is available free of charge.
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