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Car Boot Sales and Collectors' Markets

Clean your house and turn your unwanted goods into someone else's treasures or explore the stalls and bag yourself a bargain.

No need to book - just turn up.

A car boot sale you can trust

The events are managed by Rochdale Borough Council. Because it's council-run you can be sure we've done all the right checks so you know you're buying and selling in a legal, safe environment.

Dates of car boot sales

All events officially open from 7am and close at 1.30pm.

Site opens at 6am for sellers. Buyers' car park opens from 6.30am.

Day Date Location
No events are currently planned    

Seller information

No need to book. Just turn up and pay at the gate!

Prices for selling:

  • Cars: £12
  • Estate vehicles, small vans, people carriers, 4x4s: £15
  • Large transit van upwards: £20

Arrive early to get yourself a good spot!

Buyers information

The buyers' car park at Bowlee is located within the park. £2 per vehicle to park. Car park opens from 6.30am on car boot days.

Car parking at Rochdale Town Hall is free on Sundays but is payable on Bank Holidays.

Your suggestions

Our vision is to grow the Bowlee Car Boot Sales and Collectors' Markets so they become suitable events for all the family.

If you've got an idea you'd like to see at our car boot events email us at or call 0300 303 8884 and we'll consider your idea.

Find out about changes

For last minute changes in the case of bad weather, please phone 07812 082826.

An updated message will be recorded at 5am on the day of the car boot sale to let people know whether it will be going ahead.

How to find us

Bowlee Community Park is just off Heywood Old Road (A6045), Middleton, with excellent and easy access from the M60 (junction 19). 

For sat nav systems: Enter M24 4SB and look out for the brown signs directing you to the site.

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