Visits & Getting there, HMP Kirkham

Visits are held on Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 13:00-15:30. As at Cat D prison many prisoners are eligible for ROTLs

The visits are booked via application by the individual prisoner. The visitor will be required to provide photo ID and proof of address when attending the visit, and as at all prisons they can’t bring items such as mobiles, cigarettes, food & drink etc into the prison. It is likely that you will be searched before entry to the prison There is a visits centre where you can leave items in lockers during your visit click here or call 01772 675 456 and you should book in here at least 30 mins before your visiting time. You can buy refreshments in the visits hall, but the café bar will only accept coins (no notes)

You can book a visit online, go to www.gov.uk/prison-visits. All you need is the name and date of birth of the person you are visiting, their prisoner number and the visitors details. 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, email kirkham@hmps.gsi.gov.uk. Don’t assume you have booked a visit until it is confirmed by the prison

Getting there:

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Buses from Preston to Blackpool pass through Kirkham, stopping at Freckleton Road, about one mile from the prison. Click here  Stagecoach operates a regular bus service to Kirkham from Preston. Telephone Travel line for further information on 08712002233.The nearest rail station is Kirkham & Wesham click here which is about 2 miles from the prison. Taxi firms phone numbers

  • 01772 683003.,
  • 01858 410 210
  • 01772685658 

If travelling by car leave the M55 at junction 3 signposted Kirkham and Fleetwood. Follow A583 to Kirkham Town Centre. Turn right off Poulton Street (there is a Barclays Bank on the corner) into Freckleton Street. Proceed to the traffic lights and go straight across onto Kirkham Road. The prison is on the right past the HGV Testing Centre. Alternatively after leaving the M55 at the first roundabout on the A585 take the new bypass and turn left onto the A583. At first set of traffic lights, turn right into Kirkham Road, and the prison is about 1/4 mile on the right.

There is a visitors car park located outside the prison

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