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Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Collectors' Market

March to August 2018
Time: 6:15 AM - 1:30 PM
Bowlee car boot market.
Venue: Bowlee Community Park
Address: Heywood Old Road, Manchester​​​​
Postcode: M24 4SB
Price: Various
Suitable for: Families, Adults, Teenagers, Business
Facilities: Parking, Wheelchair accessible, Refreshments, Toilets
Event organised by: Rochdale Borough Council

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​If it's time for a de-clutter, you can easily offload your unwanted possessions in exchange for cash, or explore and bag yourself a bargain. There's a huge range of goods available at one of Greater Manchester's most popular outdoor car boot events.​

Because it's run by us, you can be sure we've done all the right checks so you know you're buying and selling in a legal, safe environment.​

There's now a residents only parking (permit holders) scheme on Lattrigg Crescent, which​ will be in force throughout the duration of each sale. Please don't park on Lattrigg Crescent as you​ could be issued with a fine.

Check for cancellations​

We want the day to be a great experience for both buyers and sellers so we keep a close eye on the weather. In the event of a poor forecast we will cancel on the evening before the sale. If bad weather is forecast, we’ll announce the cancellation by 6pm the day before. Visit our Bowlee Facebook page, check @RochdaleCouncil on Twitter or call 07812 082 826 to see if it's being held.​

2018 car boot sale dates

  • Sunday, 22 July 2018
  • Sunday, 29 July 2018
  • Sunday, 5 August 2018
  • Sunday, 12 August 2018
  • Sunday, 19 August 2018 (provisional date, to be confirmed)
  • Monday, 27 August 2018

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​If​ you're selling

Bowlee car boot sale from the air.

No need to book. Just turn up and pay at the gate. Prices for selling:

  • Cars: £15
  • Estate vehicles, small vans, people carriers, 4x4s: £20
  • Large transit van upwards: £25

Arrive early to get yourself a good spot.

We do let sellers onto the site before the buyers and we allow as much time as we can before letting buyers enter the site. However, when the event is very busy we need to reduce congestion and queues by allowing vehicles into the buyers' car park.

Car boot seller terms and conditions for advice on who can sell, what can be sold and more.

Please note, sellers must take all their rubbish home when leaving the site.

B​uyers information​

Woman at the car boot sale.

The buyers' car park at Bowlee is located within the park. £2.50 per vehicle to park. The car park opens from 6.15am on car boot days.​

Improvements for 2018 include:

  • Extra entrances for buyers/sellers to alleviate queues at peak times.
  • Better on site signage.
  • Last year the council completed a £12,000 refurbishment of customer toilets located in The Pavillion.

​​Keep up to date on social media

​​​Search for us on Twitter using #BowleeCarBoot and share photos of your purchases using #BowleeBargain

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