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Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Market

01 April 2022

Next season's dates to be announced



Bowlee Car Boot Sale logo.

Event details

  • Dates: next season's dates to be announced
  • Times: 6am–1.30pm. Sellers arrival time 6am. Buyers arrival time 6.15am.
  • Price: see prices below for sellers. Free entry for buyers, on-site parking £2.50 per vehicle. If you can, please bring the exact change to pay on the gate. 
  • Address: Heywood Old Road, Middleton, Manchester M24 4SB. Find address on Google Maps
  • Suitable for: adults, teenagers, families, businesses
  • Facilities: toilets, car parking, disabled parking. Please use the official on-site car park or you could be issued with a fine. There's a residents only parking (permit holders) scheme around Latrigg Crescent and the surrounding area which will be in force throughout the duration of each sale.
  • Contact:
  • Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Bowlee car boot sale and market update

Hand santisers will be provided.


This event has now ended for 2021. We'll update this page when we have details of the next season's dates.

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.​


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2021 car boot sale dates

This event has now ended for 2021.

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. 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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

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.

Crowds at Bowlee Car Boot Sale in July 2019.

B​uyers information​

  • There's a drop-off and pick-up point for buyers near the entrance to speed up access.  
  • Discounted parking passes will be available for our 2022 season for regular buyers. These should be available on-site from March 2022. Unfortunately discounted parking passes are not be available for the 2021 season.

Staff member showing people where to park at Bowlee Car Boot Sale.

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, email or call 0300 303 8884.


​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.

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