The Ormiston Families team is based at HMP Littlehey Visitors Centre. We provide support, information and a personal welcome for first-time visitors to help them access the services available to them.
Booking a visit
All visitors to HMP Littlehey must book their visit in advance. Visits can be booked online here, calling the Visits Booking Line on 01480 335 650 or completing a form when you visit. The booking line is open from 9.00 - 11.30 and 12 - 16.30 everyday apart from Mondays.
- Tuesday - Friday: 09:15 -11:15 and 14:00 -16:00
- Saturday & Sunday: 09:30 -11:00 and 14:00 -16:00
The centre is open from 9:00 - 11:30 and 12:15 to 16:30 on visit days.
There is disabled access to the centre and the prison. If possible, please inform staff of any additional needs prior to arrival. You can contact the visitors’ centre on 01480 335136 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is free parking next to the visitors' centre.
By public transport
Trains from London Kings Cross arrive at Huntingdon Train station. There is a subsidized mini bus form Huntingdon Bus and train station costing £7 per adult. Please ring the Ormiston Families team 01480 335136 for times.
From 1st February 2018 we will no longer be running a morning bus service on weekdays. However, we will provide a taxi for social visitors, which needs to be pre-booked 48 hours in advance. You will be asked to pay the £8 fee when you book in at the centre and a receipt will be provided.
The taxi at Huntingdon will be ‘Steve’s Taxis’ at the exit of Platform 3 and the driver will have a record of your name.Please note, it may be necessary for you to share with other visitors.
When you arrive
When you arrive at HMP Littlehey, you will need to check in with our staff in the visitors’ centre. You will need to bring ID, up to £20 per person to spend in the tea bar and a 10p coin for your locker. ID for adults should be photographic, but otherwise a birth certificate and bank card, bus pass or citizen card can be used. Those under 18 years old need either a birth certificate, red health book (for young children) or a passport. No football, team or blue striped shirts should be worn. Females should not wear revealing clothing or entrance may be denied.
Once checked in you will be given a coloured number card and when called, you then swap that card for a white one and you can make your way to the prison. All mobile phones and unauthorised articles must be left in the visitors’ centre. There are secure lockers available for this.
Once inside the prison there are stairs to the Visits Hall. A stair lift is available for people who cannot use the stairs but needs to be booked in advance. You will be searched by a member of staff. A sniffer dog will also be in attendance. You will be asked again if you are carrying any unauthorised articles. Once cleared, you will be given your table number and can enter the visits hall.
Inside the visits hall there is a snack bar providing a large variety hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and other hot food, cakes, snacks and sweets.
Children are your responsibility at all times inside the prison and the visitors centre. A play area is provided inside the prison where children can spend time with the Ormiston play workers. Activities are provided and the children can dip in and out of the area – but no food is allowed.
Concerns about a prisoner
Prison Service and Ormiston Families staff understand that prison can be a very difficult time, for both prisoners and their families. If you have any concerns about a prisoner at HMP Littlehey, feel free to contact the Safer Custody team on 01480 335209 or speak to a member of staff at the visitors’ centre.
All day family visits - once a month on a Wednesday there are all day visits. These are on a rota basis for children’s visits, adult visits and lifer visits. A list of the current dates is available in the visitors Centre. These visits are booked by the prisoners.
Family liaison – information, guidance and support on a wide range of matters affecting prisoners’ families offered to prisoners on their wing and families of offenders.
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