Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Market

Bowlee Car Boot Sale.
Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Market.

Date: Monday, 29 May 2023

Location: Bowlee Community Park, Heywood Old Road, Middleton, Manchester M24 4SB

Cost: Free entry for buyers, on-site parking £2.50 per vehicle. If you can, please bring the exact change to pay on the gate.

About this event

One of Greater Manchester’s most popular outdoor car boot events.

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.

2023 car boot sale dates

Car boot sales are planned to take place on the following dates:

April 2023

  • Sunday, 2 April 2023
  • Sunday, 9 April 2023
  • Monday, 10 April 2023
  • Sunday, 16 April 2023
  • Sunday, 23 April 2023

May 2023

  • Monday, 1 May 2023
  • Sunday, 7 May 2023
  • Sunday, 14 May 2023
  • Sunday, 21 May 2023
  • Sunday, 28 May 2023
  • Monday, 29 May 2023

June 2023

  • Sunday, 4 June 2023
  • Sunday, 11 June 2023
  • Sunday, 18 June 2023

July 2023

  • Sunday, 2 July 2023
  • Sunday, 9 July 2023
  • Sunday, 16 July 2023
  • Sunday, 23 July 2023
  • Sunday, 30 July 2023

August 2023

  • Sunday, 6 August 2023
  • Sunday, 13 August 2023
  • Sunday, 20 August 2023
  • Sunday, 27 August 2023
  • Monday, 28 August 2023

September 2023

  • Sunday, 3 September 2023 (to be confirmed)
  • Sunday, 10 September 2023 (to be confirmed)
  • Sunday, 17 September 2023 (to be confirmed)
  • Sunday, 24 September 2023 (to be confirmed)

Check for cancellations and keep up-to-date

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'll cancel on the evening before the sale. If bad weather is forecast, we’ll aim to announce the cancellation by 6pm the day before. 

Selling items

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

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.

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

You can find advice on who can sell, what can be sold and more in our car boot seller terms and conditions.

Read the car boot seller terms and conditions

Buying items

There's a drop-off and pick-up point for buyers near the entrance to speed up access.

Buyer's parking

Buyers can arrive from 7am but no earlier. This is to allow sellers to set up.

Please use the onsite car park, which costs £2.50 per vehicle. If you can, please bring the exact change to pay at the gate.

There's a residents-only parking scheme for permit holders around Latrigg Crescent and the surrounding area. This will be in force throughout the duration of each sale. 

Please do not park in front of driveways. Use the official onsite car park or you could be issued with a fine. 

Get in touch

If you can’t find the answer to your question, or if you’ve got an idea or would like to give us feedback about the event:

Event organiser

Rochdale Borough Council.


Events and activities are not organised by Rochdale Borough Council unless stated otherwise. Neither is Rochdale Borough Council responsible for the accuracy of the information provided. If you are under 18, ask your parent/guardian before taking part in any event or activity.