Book a Prison Visit to Ranby Prison

Book a Prison Visit to Ranby Prison

General Information about Ranby Prison

Book a prison visit to Ranby Prison, located in Retford, Nottinghamshire. This men’s prison plays a crucial role in the UK’s correctional system​​.

Book and Plan Your Visit to Ranby

To visit someone at Ranby Prison, you must:

  • Be on the prisoner’s visitor list.
  • Book your visit at least 48 hours in advance.
  • Carry the required ID during your visit.
  • Ensure that at least one visitor is 18 or older.

A quiet visits area is available for those with difficulties coping with crowds or noise. Check with Ranby Prison for any limits on the number of visits a person can have​​.

Visiting times to Ranby prison

How to Book Family and Friends Visits

Bookings can be made online or by telephone (01777 862107). The phone line is open Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm, and Friday, 9 am to 12 pm. Visiting times are Monday and Friday: 2 pm to 4 pm, and Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 11 am​​. Alternatively, visits must be booked via the Visitors Centre at least 24 hours in advance and up to 28 days ahead​​.

Directions and Parking

Ranby Prison is accessible via public transport, with the closest railway station in Retford. Buses and taxis are available from the station. There are free and disabled visitors car parks available​​. Detailed directions for car travel from different directions are provided for convenience​​.

HMP Ranby Visiting Information

Entry Requirements

All visitors aged 16 or older must prove their identity before entering. Searches, including children, are mandatory, and personal belongings must be left in Visits Centre lockers or in your car​​.

Dress Code

Ranby Prison maintains a family-oriented visits policy. Certain clothing items are not permitted, and prison staff have the discretion to make decisions regarding appropriate attire​​.

Visiting Facilities

The visitors centre offers refreshments for purchase. Extended visits are available on a monthly basis, with an outside visits area during summer​​.

Special Family Days

Ranby Prison runs family visit facilities, with specific dates available for 2023 and 2024​​.

Contact Information

Governor: Angie Petit

  • Telephone (24 hours): 01777 862 000
  • Fax: 01777 862 001

Address: HMP Ranby Retford Nottingham DN22 8EU​​

Important Reminders

  • Always verify visit details with official sources for accuracy and legal compliance.
  • Respectful and informative communication is essential when inquiring or visiting.


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