Book a prison visit moorland prison

Book a prison visit moorland prison

Moorland Prison, opened in 1991, is located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. It functions as a remand and Young Offender Institution (YOI), with an operating capacity of 1,006 inmates. The prison, which merged with HMP/YOI Hatfield in 2002, forms part of the South Yorkshire cluster, managing a population of around 2,200 prisoners. Moorland Prison houses a mix of adults and young offenders across seven residential house blocks, each serving different inmate needs such as substance misuse treatment, first night centre, induction, and housing for older prisoners and those with poor mobility​​.

Booking Information for Moorland Prison Visits

To visit an inmate at Moorland Prison, you must be on their visitor list and book your visit in advance, with bookings possible up to 28 days ahead.

Booking Options:

  • Online: Use the online booking service, monitored Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
  • Telephone: Call the visits booking line at 01302 523 289, open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30am to 3:30pm.

Visiting times to Moorland Prison

Visiting Times:

  • Family and Friends Visits: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 2pm to 4pm.
  • Legal and Professional Visits: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 2pm to 4pm​​​​.

Directions to Moorland Prison

Public Transport:

  • Train: Closest station is Doncaster, with taxi services available.
  • Bus: Local bus services available.


A visitor car park is available on Vulcan Way​​.

Entering Moorland Prison

Visitors aged 16 or older must provide valid ID. All visitors, including children, will undergo a pat-down search, and on the first visit, you may have your photo taken, fingerprints recorded, and an eye scan performed​​.

HMP Moorland Prison Visiting Information

Communication with Inmates

  • Secure Video Calls: Can be requested by prisoners using the Prison Video app.
  • Phone Calls: Available for inmates to call approved contacts.
  • Email: Send emails via the Email a Prisoner service.
  • Letters: Can be written at any time, include the prisoner’s name and number on the envelope​​.

Sending Money and Gifts

  • Money: Use the online service for financial transactions.
  • Gifts: Approved items can be sent as gifts. Books can be sent directly or ordered from approved retailers​​.

Visiting Facilities

  • Creche Area: Available with activities for children.
  • Family Days: Organized periodically.
  • Refreshments: Available, including nappies, baby food, and milk​​.

Life at Moorland Prison

Moorland Prison provides a safe and educational environment for prisoners, focusing on new skill development. Facilities include a modern gym, sports hall, and various educational and work opportunities​​.

Contact Details for Moorland Prison

  • Governor: Jennifer Willis
  • Telephone: 01302 523 000 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm)
  • Fax: 01302 523 001


HMP/YOI Moorland, Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN7 6BW​​.

Please verify all details with official sources for accuracy and legal compliance. This information is provided for guidance and should be confirmed with the prison directly.


  1. Moorland Prison on GOV.UK