Essex Car Boot Sales

March 6, 2012
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Find Bargains and Make Money At Car Boot Sales

Essex seems to be a haven for car boot sales. Some car boot sales are seasonal, only on fields in the drier months, and some are all year. Here we list some of the most popular car boot sales around Essex.

Please note – while we endeavour to keep the information up to date, some of these details may be out of date – please check before visiting, and feel free to update us in the comments below of any changes. Also check the comments below for some one off boot sales in Essex.

Seller Tips: Always call the organisers first (not us!) and go to a few to get an idea of popularity. Some sites have been more popular in the past, to get the most for your loot you want to get set up early on a popular site.

Rainy day? Head to an Antiques Centre instead!

Ardleigh Car Boot Sale – Ardleigh

  • Ardleigh Show Ground, Ardleigh, Essex, CO7 7QR
  • A regular car boot sale held on SundaysBank Holiday Mondays and Thursdays from April. Opens at 6am for buyers and sellers.
  • Current prices: Pitch fee: £12 – Cars, £14 – Vans, £2 – Trailers
  • Buyer entry fee: 50p – Per Car, £1 – Per Pedestrian
  • Refreshments available: Yes
  • Tel: 07512 512940
  • Map and Directions
  • Website: http://www.bootgroup.com

Basildon – Dunton Road

  • Dunton Road, off the A127 near Gravel Pit Wood, CM12 9TZ
  • Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays – 6am start
  • Info: 01277 624979

Braintree – Baytree Farm Car Boot Sale

  • Held every Saturday, opens at 7am. On the A120, Coggleshall Road, near Braintree. CM77 8AE.
  • Call 07848 004677 or 0845 1300002

Boreham’s General Farm nr. Chelmsford

  • Boreham, CM3 3HJ – just off the A12
  • Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays
  • Public Arrival: 7am – 1pm / Traders Arrival: 6.30am – 10am
  • Entrance fee of 50p per person (OAPs and Children are FREE)
  • Set in a friendly atmosphere with excellent facilities, including a wide range of professional catering and flushing toilets.
  • Tel 07779 948946 or 01279 871117

Colchester – Birch Park Car Boot Sale

  • Birch Park, Maldon Road (B1202), Birch, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0LT
  • A Sunday boot sale held from March to September. £8 for sellers, 60p for buyers.
  • More info: 07768 448221

Chigwell Rise Boot Sale

  • Chigwell, Essex IG7 6BJ
  • Saturdays
  • Public Arrival: 7am – 1pm
  • Traders Arrival: 6am – 10am
  • Entrance fee of 50p per person
  • Starts 31/03/2012
  • 0777 9948 946 / 0777 2000 872

Chingford Boot Sale – Nethergouse Farm Car Boot Sale

  • Sewardstone Road, Chingford, London, Essex, E4
  • Sunday, May to October
  • Sellers arrive at 8.30am, £10 – Cars, £12 – Vans
  • Buyers from 10am
  • Call 07903 109915 for more information

Clacton Boot Sale – Lakeside Pub Car Boot Sale

  • The Lakeside, 64 Mill Street, St Osyth, Clacton On Sea, Essex, CO16 8EW
  • Saturday from November to January
  • Buyers can arrive at 7am, £7 a pitch, buyers 8am.
  • Call 07984 156402 for more information

Colchester Hythe Car Boot

  • Hythe Station Car Park, off Hawkins Rd, behind Tescos CO2 8JZ
  • Every SATURDAY  starting  9am – 1pm.  Sellers £10  &  £12
  • Contact 07802 282193

Epping Car Book Sale

  • NB. Awaiting confirmation that this is still running
  • Sundays at 7am (buyers 8am)
  • Free entry for buyers, £10/£15 for sellers
  • Toll House Field, Woodside, Thornwood, Epping, Essex, CM16 6HL
  • Operated by Matthew Nation.
  • Tel. 07504 792 641

Harlow - Barrows Road Carpark

  • Barrows Road Car park, Pinnacles, Harlow, Essex, CM19 5FA
  • CARS £11. SMALL VANS £13. LARGE VANS £15.
  • EARLY SETUP AT 9AM PITCHES £21
  • Buyers: £3 @ 10.30AM – £2 @ 11AM – 30p AFTER 12 NOON
  • EVERY SUNDAY – All Year Round
  • Also Bank Holiday Mondays
  • [email protected]

Horseley Cross Car Boot

  • Junction A120/B1035  CO11 2NZ
  • Every FRIDAY starting at 9am – 1pm.  Sellers £7.50 & £10
  • Contact 07802 282193

Leigh on Sea – Dragon Enterprise Centre

This is an indoor / outdoor car boot sale that is held once a month all year round – outdoors in good weather.

North Weald Airfield

  • Car boot sale every Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday
  • Off Junction 7 of M11, onto A414, follow brown tourist signs
  • Toilets and disabled amenities
  • North Weald Airfield, Merlin Way, Epping, Essex CM16 6HR
  • email [email protected]
  • Tel: 0118 945 1799
  • http://www.hughmark.co.uk/

Old Leigh – Lazybones

Bootfair on Belton Way, Leigh-on-sea. Located behind Leigh Station in the car park.

  • Open every sunday cars £10, vans £15, Trailers £5
  • 7am sellers, 7am buyers 50p addmission (£1 before 8am). Tel 07956 826730
  • Open all year.

Rettendon – Lazybones Bootsale

  • Every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from Mid March to Mid November (weather permitting!)
  • Whitehouse Farm, Rettendon - Map and Directions
  • Entrance for sellers: Saturday – £10 for cars, £15 for vans, Sunday – £10 for cars, £15 for vans
  • Sellers can arrive at 9.30am, gates open for buyers at 10.30am.
  • Entry for buyers is 50p / person, children a free.
  • Registered charities can pitch up for free. Phone: 01245 400293 / 07535 111340 for more information.

South Benfleet - Sadlers Farm Roundabout Car Boot Sale

  • Sadlers Farm Roundabout, A13/A130, South Benfleet, Essex
  • Saturday boot sale held from April. 6am start, £10 – Cars, £15 – Vans. 30p for buyers.
  • Call 08451 300002 / 07848 004500 for more information

Thurrock Lakeside

  • The Arena Essex car boot sale
  • Saturdays 7am to 2pm
  • Thurrock Lakeside at Junction 30/31 off M25
  • Arena Essex Raceway, A1306 Arterial Way, Purfleet, Essex RM19 1AE
  • Sellers: Start 7am – All pitches now just £10 – vans, cars, trailers etc
  • Buyers: From 7am – Car Parking 50p a car
  • Tel. 0791 027 9926

Waltham Abbey

  • Upshire Road Car Boot Sale, Upshire, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3PX
  • Sundays from 12pm to 4pm
  • Info: 01992 468619

Witham Town Car Boot

  • At Witham Town Football & Social Club.
  • Held every Thursday, Sunday & Bank Holidays. Indoor Facilities for bad weather.
  • Pitches from £5.00 & Buyers from 50p (OAP’s & Children Free).
  • Hot Food & Hot & Cold Drinks (No other Food or Drink Stalls allowed) & Bar Open to the Public.
  • Facilities include: Indoor & Outdoor Venue, Car Parking & Toilets (including Disabled).
  • For more information please contact Rob: 07748 765669

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85 Responses to Essex Car Boot Sales

  1. terry
    December 14, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    new bootsale Lazybones(old leigh)bootfair belton way Leigh-on-sea essex behind leigh station in car park open every sunday cars £10 vans £15 9am sellers 10am buyers 50p addmission tel 07956826730

  2. EssexPortal
    May 6, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Witham Town Car Boot added today.

  3. EssexPortal
    April 12, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Details sent by mail of a one off car boot sale in Leigh-on-Sea;

    Our Lady of Lourdes primary school Car Boot Sale

    Car Boot sale in the grounds of Our Lady of Lourdes primary school, Greenbanks (off Fillebrook Avenue), Leigh-on-sea, Essex on Saturday 7 May 2011 from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm. Entrance 50p per person, £1 per family. BBQ and refreshments available. All proceeds to the school. Further information 01702 307446.

  4. September 13, 2011 at 11:24 am

    lazybones bootfairs at brentwood station car park kings road brentwood cm14 4ew every saturday 8am sellers 9am buyers on all year website http://www.lazybonesuk.co.uk tel 07956 826730

  5. January 28, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    brentwood station bootfair has now closed

  6. January 28, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Thanks for the update Terry, are the Lazybones – Old Leigh details still correct?

  7. hapy
    March 5, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Please it’s any car boot sale on this week in essex ? if yes where and when ?
    look forward to hearing from you
    Regard
    Happy
    Thank

  8. March 5, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Best get on the phone to a few places. They should mostly be starting soon though, but not sure of the dates.

    We will try to contact some tomorrow for dates.

  9. March 6, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Lazybones at Whitehouse Farm, Rettendon starts on Saturday 24th March 2012.

  10. March 6, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Hapy, the Leigh car boot sale runs all year round.

  11. Nigel Dyson
    March 23, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Kelvedon Boot Fair on FRIDAYS has not run for 2 YEARS. Can this be removed.

    We now run two other sales instead in Essex
    Horseley Cross Car Boot – Junction A120/B1035 CO11 2NZ
    Every FRIDAY starting at 9am – 1pm. Sellers £7.50 & £10
    Contact 07802 282193

    Colchester Hythe Car Boot
    Hythe Station Car Park, off Hawkins Rd, behind Tescos CO2 8JZ
    Every SATURDAY starting 9am – 1pm. Sellers £10 & £12
    Contact 07802 282193

  12. March 23, 2012 at 11:29 am

    It will be updated today. Thanks for letting us know.

  13. jo
    March 24, 2012 at 9:55 am

    HI

    There is an amazing bootsale at Boreham, chelmsford. Its huge! every sunday.

  14. m ben
    March 29, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    can you tell me if carboutsale lazybones if he will open this sunday

  15. March 30, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Phone: 01245 400293 / 07535 111340 to confirm

  16. jade
    March 31, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    what would every 1 say is the busyest bootsale ? got loads of stuff to sell x

  17. kerry
    April 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Hi can you tell me if the carboot sale off the a12( think its Boreham )is on on a wednesday, if so what time do sellers set up? Also what time does it end.

  18. April 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Hi Kerry, the info we have is that it is on Sundays only. Times are above, but call the organiser to check.

  19. kerry
    April 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Hi do you have the phone number for the boreham carboot sale, thanks

  20. April 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Tel 07779 948946.
    Added to listing. Sorry, did not realise it was not there already.

  21. May 7, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    the telephone number that you have for the Ardleigh Car Boot Sale – Ardleigh has changed to 07512512940…. we also have a website http://www.bootgroup.com
    Thanks

  22. TJ
    May 8, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Hi, do you know if there is a car boot in Romford, Essex? I’ve heard there may be a few but not sure which is best and where….? Thanks

  23. May 8, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Hi TJ, there may be one on Collier Row in Romford on Sundays – I will check the info. I have found.

  24. eddy
    May 11, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    there is a sunday booty at willow farm or mardyke farm.it,s on the old a13 near rainham between rainham village and the circus tavern club.starts early and fills up quick in good wheather.open now till december.

  25. Eileen
    May 22, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Hi I have just looked on car boot sales in essex and for Hyth Colchester your charges are May 5th – May 26th Free, June 2nd – June 23rd £4 and June 30th onwards £8 but on this page for Hyth Colchester your charges are £10 – £12. Please could you confirm which are the correct prices.

  26. May 22, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Hi Eileen, the details here were provided by Nigel Dyson on March 23, 2012. You should contact the boot fair management direct to confirm which information is correct. Their no. is 07802 282193.

  27. Eileen
    May 22, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Hi Jon thank you for your prompt reply, I will give them a call.

  28. Sellingbear
    May 28, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Does this one really exist? Dagenham – B&Q Car Boot Sale

  29. May 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Trying to verify that one. The phone number is no longer operating. Will update once more info is gathered.

  30. May 28, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Looks like the Dagenham car boot sale is no more. In fact, B&Q is no longer there either. Entry has been deleted.

  31. Jim
    June 24, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Are the any bootfairs at all near dagenham?

  32. June 24, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Not aware of any around Dagenham way at the moment.

  33. Craig
    June 24, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Do you know if Harlow is on today

  34. June 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Sorry, we cannot confirm and they only provide an email for enquiries.

  35. Katherine read
    June 28, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Hi your sadlers farm boot sale contact details need updating. Every Saturday and every bank holiday, sellers cars – £10, large vans – £15. Phone is correct but mobile is 07848 004500. Website http://www.country-club-group.co.uk its still open while road works take place.

  36. June 28, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Thanks for the update.

  37. Michele Diamond
    July 24, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    is the one on saturdays at chigwell rise still on?

  38. EssexPortal
    July 25, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    According to the Country Group Events website it is “Open from 31/03/2012″, so it would appear to still be on yes. Always best to phone them first to be sure.

  39. Susie
    July 26, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Hi, could you please let me know if there are any car boot sales on Saturday’s in or around the Waltham abbey area? Thankyou

  40. EssexPortal
    July 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    We are only aware of the one held on Sunday, will keep a look out for a Saturday one though.

  41. thel
    July 27, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    is there a bootsale on saturday near purfleet, thanks x

  42. Betty
    July 30, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Hello, Can you please let me know who the organiser is for the boot fair on the A12 near the moby dick pub. I believe there’s a boot fair on a Thursday. Thanks for your assitance.

  43. EssexPortal
    August 5, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Whereabouts is that Betty?

  44. poly
    August 20, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    HI which one is the biggest carboot sale in Essex ?

  45. Nicola
    September 17, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Do you know whether the Witham Town boot sale still runs, please?

  46. EssexPortal
    September 18, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Hi Nicola, we have contacted them, awaiting a reply.

  47. Mel Rinaldi
    September 23, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Do you know of any indoor car boot sales in West Essex.. any day?

  48. EssexPortal
    September 23, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Hi Mel, not been able to find anything. Looks like there is an indoor one over in Potters Bar: Elm Court Outdoor and Indoor Boot Sales, Sellers are admitted from 12 noon. Public are admitted from 1.30pm. “There are 44 stalls, and we usually get between 300 and 400 public. There is a snack bar with seating, selling teas/coffees, burgers, sandwiches etc.” Details: http://www.elmcourt.org.uk/

  49. Osas
    November 11, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Did some knows if any boot sales is open this Sunday in Essex

  50. EssexPortal
    November 11, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Hi Osas, do you mean Sunday 18th? The Ardleigh Car Boot Sale may be on next Sunday – it was on today (11th Nov 2012).

    The Barrows Road Carpark in Harlow says it is on all year round. Witham Town Car Boot has indoor stalls so we assume that this is open all year as weather is not an issue. The Lazybones do tend to end in October though.

    Whichever you chose, try to call them the week before to check.

  51. Terry
    November 16, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Do you know where the biggest car boot sale in Essex is held?”

  52. EssexPortal
    November 16, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Hi Terry, we are not sure which is the biggest. It is possibly the Epping Car Boot Sale which is held between May and August, so no good for this time of year. The one at Thurrock claims to be the “largest all weather hard standing boot sale” – so that is more suitable for November / Winter.

  53. eddy
    December 16, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Hi Betty. The booty by the Mobydick is Bonzers Farm. Come up the A12 from Redbridge. Roundabout to Mobydick turn left then first right. Follow the path to carpark. Have fun . Eddy

  54. Craig
    January 25, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Is there any bootsales this Saturday near Chelmsford please

  55. EssexPortal
    January 25, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Not aware of any Craig. The closest last year was White House Farm at Rettendon, but pretty sure that does not operate in winter. Especially with the weather as it is at the moment.

  56. masm
    February 23, 2013 at 10:36 am

    does anyone know when the boreham bootsale is going to open

  57. James
    March 4, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    not sure….. BUT Ardleigh IS starting on 10th March 2013!! yippeee!

  58. masm
    March 9, 2013 at 11:30 am

    anyone know when bore-ham boot sale is going to open

  59. Leanne Sara Jones
    March 17, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Can someone tell me if the Witham car boot is defintely on next Sunday, 24th March please?

    Thanks,
    Leanne Sara Jones

  60. EssexPortal
    March 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Hi Leanne, have you tried calling 07748 765669?

  61. Leanne Sara Jones
    March 17, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I am just looking for any car boot for next Sunday 24th March, within a 40 minute drive from Purleigh, Essex.

    Can anyone help with that? We will need two pitches and we have 3 cars.

    Thanks,
    Leanne Sara Jones

  62. EssexPortal
    March 17, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    As far as we know the information here is correct, but you really should just call and ask – boot fairs can be cancelled at short notice and not all have started yet this year.

  63. March 25, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Hi could you alter the times of the old leigh bootfair behind Leigh on sea Station sellers arive at 7am to set up buyers same time thanks

  64. EssexPortal
    March 26, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Will do Terry.

  65. Nicky
    March 26, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Hi does anyone know when boreham bootsale starts ? Will it be Easter weekend ?
    Many thanks

  66. Tim
    March 27, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Hi there
    Does anyone know of any boot fairs this Easter Monday around Colchester/Harwich/Clacton?
    Thanks

  67. Laura
    April 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Hi, I’ve heard there’s a good car boot sale “near Hainault golf course, near the rollerball” but I don’t have any more details. I’ve tried looking it up on various sites but can’t find any info. Does anyone know anything about that one?
    Thanks

  68. EssexPortal
    April 3, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Hi Laura, we have not heard of this one. Will update if we hear anything.

  69. LJD
    May 6, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Hi – are there any boot sales in the Southend or Rochford area, other than the Leigh-on-Sea one?
    Thanks!

  70. EssexPortal
    May 6, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Not aware of any LJD, but if you do find out about one please let us know the details.

  71. John
    May 15, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Any decent sized UNDERCOVER/INDOOR booties around Chelmsford? Thanks!!

  72. Lyn
    July 4, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Could you confirm Stevenson large boot sale is still going, its was on junction of A127/A132 the Basildon turn off. I have been told that they are building on site/ also where is the Thorndon boot sale held?

  73. EssexPortal
    July 4, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Well, it looks like it is still running. Their website (http://www.nevendonbootsale.com/) was last updated on 20th April 2013 to say that there was one cancellation. But I would have thought if the site was closing down then they would announce that.

  74. EssexPortal
    July 4, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Thorndon should be at Thorndon/Halfway House where
    A127 meets A128

    Directions and map here: http://www.thorndonbootsale.co.uk/directions/

  75. maureen
    July 8, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Looking for a Boot Sale on a Monday,Tuesday or Thursday anywhere within 1O miles of Maldon in Essex please help

  76. Caitlin
    July 12, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Hi, do you know if the Arena Essex car boot sale is on, on the 20th July?

  77. Joan
    July 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Hi Laura,
    The car boot sale near Hainault Golf Course is called Collier Row:

    http://www.carbootjunction.com/car-boot-by-county-listing.php?id=2452

  78. hayley
    August 2, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Hiya, does any one know of any car boot sales near Chelmsford or in Essex that will let me sell home made cakes? I’ve tried calling a few places but most of the numbers aren’t in service and the ones I get though to say no

  79. EssexPortal
    August 2, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Sorry, do not know of many. If you remember which numbers were not in service please let me know and I will update the site.

    A bit late in the year, but fetes and summer fairs etc may accept a cake stall.

  80. Maurice
    August 11, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Please can anyone be kind enough to confirm what is happening to the Giant Car Boot sale at Nevendon Flyover on the A127/132.

    It appears they are no longer trading and no one has any information if they have moved to another site. There is a number that when you call, you are only told there is no car boot sale today. It used to trade on Sundays

    Any info appreciated. Thanks
    Maurice

  81. Nicki
    November 29, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Hi anyone know of a boot sale this sat 30 November in Southend/Basildon area?

  82. g
    May 4, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Hi, anyone know of a boot sale this monday bank holiday (5May) in Chigwall rise area? thanks

  83. Mya
    June 13, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Hello guys.

    Years ago, I use to go to Bonzer car boot near Moby Dicks pub on Sundays.

    I’m looking to go again, but noticed on the website it’s only on Thursdays? Are they defo closed on Sundays now and does anyone know why?
    Looking for a car boot similar to Bonzer where I can get rid of loads of clothes and shoes.

    Appreciate any help.

    Thank you!

  84. olive smith
    July 24, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Can anyone please tell me where in Witham the car boot sale is held

  85. EssexPortal
    July 24, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Hi Olive, if it still running it should be at the Witham Town Football & Social Club. Best to call the club on 01376 511198 to check details. If you could let us know if it is still on that would be great.

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