Car boot season is almost upon us – hooray! All we need now is for the sun to come back out and the ground to dry up a little. So it's time to de-clutter your house and make some extra cash or pop along to your local event and bag yourself a bargain. Check the dates before you go but some local boot sales like the Clifton Car Boot open their gates from the end of March. Whitchurch and Washingpool Farm Car Boot sales are open all year round - weather permitting – the best thing to do is keep an eye on their Facebook pages.
Clifton Car Boot
Apparantly, this one is famous and has even been featured on the BBC and in Marie Claire! It’s only £1 per car if you’re planning on popping along to pick up a bargain or £10 upwards if you’re thinking of selling on unwanted treasure. Open to visitors from 9am every Sunday, check out the Facebook page here.
Where to? The Clanage, Clanage Road, Bristol, BS3 2JX
Keynsham Car Boot
This one is perfect for early risers as it starts at 7am on a Sunday. I’ve been told it’s worth getting up early for as there are lots of stalls, a great choice of food and drink and plenty of parking. It’s free for visitors and £5 for a car if you’re selling. Weekly events don’t start again until June 3, so keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates.
Where to? Keynsham Rugby Club , Keynsham BS31 2BE
Cheddar Car Boot
I picked up a couple of bargains at this car boot sale a couple of summers ago and because it’s a little bit out of the way I combined it with a camping trip to Petruth Paddocks – which I’d also highly recommend. The car boot sale takes place every Sunday from 6am ‘til 2pm and there’s an indoor market too. It’s £1 entry for visitors and £10 for a car if you’re selling (be warned it’s a lot more if you have a van!) and it’s open every week apart from Christmas. Check out their Facebook page here.
Where to? Winchester Farm, Wells Road, Cheddar, BS27 3RP
Lansdown Car Boot
If you think bigger is better when it comes to car boot sales, then you need to check out this one in Lansdown, Bath. It’s so huge that it’s spread across two sites and there’s also a bouncy castle and ice cream van between April and October. It’s £1 per car, starts at 6am and is £10 per car if you're selling. Find out more here.
Where to? Lansdown, Bath, BA1 4NA
Whitchurch Car Boot
This one takes place on a Saturday and starts at 10:30am for sellers and 11am for buyers. There are activities for the kids and it’s just £1 per car if you're buying. Thinking of selling? Prices start from £10 for a car. Find out more here.
Where to? Hengrove Park, Bristol, BS14 0XA
Easter Compton Car Boot
Combine your visit to a car boot with a trip to Washingpool Farm Shop. This event is popular because it’s great for sellers and buyers come rain or shine as it’s held both indoor and outdoors. It’s £1 per car for visitors and just £8 if you're selling. Full details here.
Where to? Washingpool Farm, Easter Compton, BS35 5RE
Marksbury Road Car Boot
I like the sound of this one as it doesn’t start until 1pm – plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely Sunday morning before heading on down to this event in Bath. It’s held from May until the end of September, free for visitors and £8 for cars. Check out their Facebook page for more details.
Where to? Beech Tree Farm, Bath, BA2 9HQ
Bradley Stoke Car Boot
The Trench Lane Boot Sale is held near Bradley Stoke every Sunday from May to September. Entrance is 50p per visitor or £1 per car and sellers will pay £7 upwards depending on whether they have a car or a van. Doors open at 7am and close at 3pm, more details here.
Please always check events are still going ahead before leaving as some are weather dependent and others only run during the warmer months. Do you love a bargain? Don’t forget to like the Broke in Bristol on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to never miss a local deal. More from Broke in Bristol – & beyond:
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