Car boot sales are brilliant. They’re not only great places to buy anything and everything on the cheap – they’re also an excellent source of hours of entertainment. Instead of planning to spend lots of money on expensive weekend activities with the kids, why not give them each a fiver, head to a car boot sale, and watch them have endless fun hunting out bargains while you pick up the things you need at the same time? If you’re on a tight budget, but you’re looking to go on a weekend trip with a bit of a difference, here are some of the biggest and best car boot sales to visit in the UK:
When this car boot sale reopens in March, it’ll be one of the biggest in the South, with up to 700 stalls and parking for 5000 cars. Walkers get in free, and since our Ringwood hotel is just 2 miles away, you could turn up on foot if you like. Parking is only 50p though, and it might be worth it to save your energy for the bargain hunting!
The organisation behind this Herefordshire car boot sale runs two other venues and organised the Biggest Car Boot in the World back in the 90s which raised over £20,000 for charity. The car boot sale in Ross on Wye is the oldest and best established of their outfits and gets very busy every Sunday with lots to see and buy, especially since entry is free for the public. Book to stay in our Hereford Grafton hotel to be within easy reach of all the bargains.
Halfway between Lincoln and Scunthorpe, this car boot attracts over 800 stalls on a good day. With indoor trading space along side outdoor space and a tradition of people selling new goods as well as used, you can pretty much find anything imaginable here. Our Scunthorpe hotel is just a few miles away, so reserve a room and you can be there bright and early for all the best pickings. Football fans can also combine this with a visit to Scunthorpe Utd FC, which is just metres from the hotel.
Blochairn Car Boot, Glasgow
On a good Sunday this car boot reports it gets over 20,000 visitors, so if you like a bit of competition for your purchases, this is where you’ll find it. But you’ll also find everything on sale from the usual ornaments, furniture, and bric-a-brac, to, surprisingly, all your daily groceries, at the food market part of the sale. Stay in one of our Glasgow hotels, and you can combine a tour of Scotland’s biggest car boot sale with a visit to the cosmopolitan city.