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15 of the Best Car Boot Sales in Dorset

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white trestle table outdoors in a park laden with bric a brac like old lamps and ornaments at a flea market. Car Boot Sales in Dorset.

Our guide to the best car boot sales in Dorset for all the thrifty shoppers out there!

Car boot sales have long been a popular pastime for bargain hunters and sellers alike. Dorset – and surrounding neighbourhoods in the South West of England – offer numerous car boot events throughout the year.

From bustling markets to charity and community-driven events, there are plenty of options to explore in the Dorset area. Whether you’re searching for hidden treasures, looking to declutter your home, or simply want to enjoy the lively atmosphere, Dorset’s car boot sales offer a treasure trove of opportunities! 

With a variety of dates, locations, and prices, there’s something for everyone. Grab your wallet, arrive early, and get ready to explore the vibrant world of car boot sales in Dorset. Happy hunting!

Best Car Boot Sales in Dorset

1. Ashley Heath Car Boot Sale

One of the largest car boot sales in Dorset, with space for up to 700 stalls and parking for 5000 cars, it attracts a substantial number of sellers and buyers.

Refreshments and onsite toilets are available.
From £5.00 per seller vehicle (vans range between £7:00-£10.00).
Buyer entry only £1 per car, free for walkers.

Date: Every Sunday until 10th December 2023
Time: Starting at 6:30 am for sellers, 7:00 am for buyers.
Address: Homeland Farm in Three Legged Cross, Wimborne

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2. Poole Stadium Car Boot Sale

This car boot sale in Poole runs throughout the year, with hard-standing pitches and refreshments on offer.

Strictly no dogs are allowed.
From £8.00 per seller vehicle.
Buyer entry £2 per car.

Date: Every Sunday in 2023
Time: Starting at 10:00 am for sellers, buyers welcome from noon.
Address: Wimborne Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2BP
More info

3. Farmer Palmer’s Car Boot Sale, nr Poole

The Farmer Palmer’s Car Boot Sale is a popular and well-organized event running from May to October, weather permitting. Sellers are provided with 10m x 6m pitch and can purchase multiple pitches if needed. Toilets and refreshments are available on-site.

Entry fee £7.00 per seller vehicle.
Buyers enter for free.

Date: Every Tuesday throughout 2023
Time: Starting at 7:00 am for sellers, buyers welcome from 7:30 am.
Address: Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Wareham Road, Organford, Poole. BH16 6EU
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4. Lake Gates Car Boot Sale, Wimborne

Situated at Wimborne Showground in Wimborne, Lake Gates Car Boot offers a diverse range of items from up to 100 sellers each Saturday. 

Entry fee £5.00 per seller vehicle.
Buyers entry £1 per car.

Date: Every Saturday throughout 2023
Time: Starting at 7:00 am for sellers and buyers
Address: Wimborne Showground, BH21 1EF
More info: Lake Gates Car Boot Sale Facebook page

5. West Bay Car Boot Sale

Managed by the Bridport Town Council, West Bay Car Boot supports local community projects by distributing funds generated from pitch fees.

Entry fee £7.00 per seller car, £15.00 per van.
Buyers enter for free.

Date: Sundays from 2 April – 29 October 2023
Time: Starting at 6:30 am for sellers, and 7:30 am for buyers.
Address: Car Park, West Bay, Dorset, DT6 3RS 
More info

6. Dorchester Car Boot Sale

Dorchester Market hosts a year-round car boot sale in the market car park, and provides indoor, outdoor, and undercover areas. This Dorset car boot sale is dog-friendly and has refreshments and toilets available.

Entry fee for sellers: cars £8, vans £14, under cover (outside) 10ft pitch £8 (double pitch £14), indoor pitch £7.
Buyers enter for free.

Date: Every Sunday throughout 2023
Time: Starting at 6:30 am for sellers, and 7:00 am for buyers.
Address: Dorchester Market, Dorchester DT2 1QS (Takes place in Fairfield Car Park – aka the Market carpark)
More info: Dorchester Car Boot Facebook page

7. Bournemouth Airport Car Boot Sale

Located at Chapel Gate Circuit, the Bournemouth Airport Car Boot sale is a popular spot for keen bargain hunters in the Bournemouth area. No dogs are allowed at this event. 

Entry fee £7.00 per seller vehicle.
Buyers enter for £2.00.

Date: Sundays (and some Bank Holiday Mondays) throughout 2023.
Time: Starting at 11:00 am for sellers, and 1:00 pm for buyers.
Address: Chapel gate circuits, Parley, Christchurch, Dorset, United Kingdom
More info

8. Sturminster Newton Car Boot Sale

The car boot sale at Sturminster Newton Recreation Ground runs every Sunday throughout the summer, raising funds for the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, RSPCA, & Vale Pantry in Sturminster Newton.

Entry fee £6.00 per seller car, £10.00 per van.
Buyers enter for free.

Date: Sundays from June 4th to August 6th, 2023.
Time: Starting at 10:00 am for sellers, and 11:00 am for buyers.
Address: Sturminster Newton Recreation Ground, Ricketts Lane , Sturminster Newton , Dorset, DT10 1BY
More info: Contact [email protected]

9. Morden Village Hall Car Boot Sale, near Wareham

Head over to Morden Village Hall for a delightful car boot sale experience. Enjoy a range of refreshments and homemade cakes available from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.   

Entry fee £5.00 per seller car, £10.00 per van.
Buyers enter for free.

Date: The event takes place on selected Sundays – May 14th, June 11th, July 9th, and August 13th, 2023
Time: Starting at 9:00 am for sellers and buyers.
Address: Morden Village Hall, B3075, Wareham BH20 7DT
More info

10. Alweston Car Boot Sale, nr Sherborne

The beloved Alweston Car Boot Sale is held in the village hall on Bank Holiday Mondays throughout 2023. Toilets and refreshments are available on-site.

Entry fee £6.00 per seller car, £10.00 per van.
Buyers enter for a donation fee.

Date: Bank Holiday Mondays throughout 2023
Time: Starting at 7:00 am for sellers and 8:00 am for buyers.
Address: Alweston Village Hall and Playing Field, near Sherborne (DT9 5HT)
More info: For inquiries, contact [email protected].

11. Friends of The Yeatman Hospital Car Boot Sale, Sherborne

Support a good cause by attending the Friends of The Yeatman Hospital Car Boot Sale. The event features refreshments, including their famous bacon butties, and on-site toilets. All proceeds go to the Friends of The Yeatman Hospital.  

Entry fee from £5.00 per seller vehicle.
Buyers enter for £1.00 per vehicle (walkers enter free).

Date: Various dates throughout 2023 (see website for updates).
Time: Starting at 8:00 am for sellers and 9:00 am through noon for buyers.
Address: The Terraces, Sherborne, DT9 5NS
More info

12. Stanpit Car Boot Sale, Christchurch

Organized by the Bournemouth & Christchurch Lions, the Stanpit Car Boot Sale is back for 2023. Card payment is preferred. 

Entry fee £7.00 per seller car, and £10.00 for vans and trailers (with a maximum height of 2 meters).
Buyers enter for free.

Date: Various dates throughout 2023 (see website for updates).
Time: Starting at 7:30 am for sellers and 8:00 am through noon for buyers.
Address: Stanpit Recreation Ground in Christchurch (BH23 3ND)
More info

Car Boot Sales NEAR Dorset

A few more car boot sales in the surrounding counties – but close enough to visit from Dorset!

13. Fawcetts Field Car Boot Sale, New Milton

Although just over the border in Hampshire, New Milton is close enough to Dorset for its car boot sales to fit on this list! These regular car boot sales are organised by the RNLI New Milton and Barton on Sea to raise funds for local projects. 

Entry fee £5.00 per seller car, £7.00 per van.
Buyers enter for free.

Date: Usually held on Sundays throughout spring & summer (visit their Facebook page for upcoming events)
Time: Starting at 6:30 am for sellers, and 7:00 am for buyers.
Address: Fawcetts Field on Christchurch Road, New Milton, BH25 6QF

14. Greenhill Saturday Car Boot Sales, Trowbridge

Greenhill Farm offers a great opportunity to find bargains, stock for businesses, or items for your garden, the perfect way to spend your Saturday morning! This car boot sale is actually just over the border, in Wiltshire rather than Dorset, but it’s close enough for an easy day trip.

Entry fee £4.00 per seller vehicle.
Buyers enter for £1.00.

Date: Saturdays throughout 2023
Time: Starting at 6:00 am for sellers and buyers.
Address: Greenhill Farm, Bradley Road, Southwick, Trowbridge, BA14 9RL
More info

15. Taunton Racecourse Car Boot Sale

The Taunton Racecourse’s new Giant Car Boot Sale on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays offer the perfect space for bargain hunting in 2023.  

Entry fee £7.00 per seller vehicle or trailer.
Buyers enter for £1.00 per vehicle (walkers enter free).

Date: Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays throughout 2023
Time: Starting at 11:00 am for sellers and 1:00 pm for buyers.
Address: Taunton Racecourse, Orchard Portman, TA3 7BL, Taunton
More info

Map of Dorset Car Boot Sales

Use the map below to find your nearest Dorset car boot sale – or plan your next bargain-hunting excursion!

If you know of any more great car boot sales in Dorset we should add to this list, please scroll down to leave a comment!

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