HMP Whatton, Visits and getting there

Visits are held Mon, Thu & Fri between 14:15 – 16:15, and on Sat and Sun between 09:00-11:30 and 14:00-16_00. The visits are pre-booked by the prisoners. There are no visits on Christmas day, New Years day or Good Friday bank holidays.

To book online, visit: All you need is the name and date of birth of the person you are visiting and 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

There is a visitors centre run by Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service. or call 01949 803564

 Transport to the Prison

If you want to plan your journey on public transport visit the travel  web site  (click here). It is an excellent way to plan your visits.

Very few buses go to the prison. Most terminate at Bingham which is about 2 miles away. A taxi service operates from Bingham.

The most convenient railway and coach stations are Nottingham Midland Railway Station, Broadmarsh Bus Station, Nottingham and Grantham Railway Station and Bus Station. From each to the prison is about 12 miles.

If travelling by car from the M1 at Nottingham: Pick up ring road around the southern part of the city and following A52 signs to Grantham. After by-passing Bingham (approx 12 miles from Nottingham)) a further 1.5 miles will bring you to HMP Whatton which is on your left and clearly marked. From the A1 at Grantham: A52 (West) towards Nottingham and Derby. HMP Whatton is on right approximately 12 miles from Grantham. Do not turn right into Whatton village. The Prison is about half a mile further along the main road.

There are two car parks at HMP Whatton for staff and visitors to currently park in. There are a few disable spots behind the visitors centre for disabled parking. Visitors are asked where possible not to park in front of residents houses blocking their drives as parking is currently difficult at Whatton due to the recent expansion.

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