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Please note – while we endeavour to keep the information up to date, some of these details may be out of date – please check before visiting, and feel free to update us in the comments below of any changes.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 Sundays, Bank 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
- 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
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]
Horsley Cross Car Boot
- Junction A120/B1035 CO11 2NZ
- Every FRIDAY starting at 8am – 1pm. Sellers £7.50 & £10
- Contact Nigel Dyson 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.
- 28 Stephenson Road – Leigh on Sea
- 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Pitches £10 each. (Pitches must be booked in advance)
- No food sellers allowed
- Buyers entry fee – 50p adults, kids go free!
- Call 01702 511222
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
Old Leigh – Lazybones
Bootfair on Belton Way, Leigh-on-sea. Located behind Leigh Station in the car park.
- Open every sunday
- Cars £12 small vans £15 large vans £20
- 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 and Sunday boot sale held from March until October.
- 6am start, £10 – Cars, £15 – Vans. 50p for buyers (per car).
- Call 08451 300002 / 07848 004500 for more information
- 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
- 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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