MyCarBooty - The Countryside Car Boot Sale
Sunday car boot sales are temporarily suspended but will re-open in Spring 2021.
Update 22/02/21. Subject to further government review, we are hoping that sunday car boot sales "may" be possible to resume from April/May. This page will be updated when confirmed.
Wednesday and Bank Holiday Monday car boot sales will remain suspended until covid restrictions are lifted.
NHS Test & Trace
Visitors (buyers and sellers) are encouraged to check in with NHS Test & Trace once on site. Signs with the QR code are placed at the entrance.
We confirm we have complied with the government's guidance on managing the risk of Covid-19. For Covid-19 security there are many adjustments to our normal operation in place and all stalls are generously spaced.
If you have symptoms of Covid-19 please do not visit.
New times: Sellers entry from 6am. Buyers entry is strictly from 7am. Sale closes at midday, with last buyer entry at 11.45am. Toilets close at 12.30.
Buyer and Seller gates are now separate, and there is a one way system at the entry gate.
Please bring your own hand sanitiser, wipes, face covering/shield, gloves as required with you. Please handle only the items that you are purchasing or intend to purchase. Please maintain social distancing of 2 metres, or 1 metre with a face covering, and respect for others. It is recommended that all visitors wear a face covering (but not mandatory). Toilets are open and face covering must be worn within enclosed spaces, please wash your hands regularly (and before handling food) and sanitise hands before using toilets.
It in mandatory to check in with NHS test & trace when visiting the catering unit and sitting down to consume.
Maximum of 6 persons will be permitted entry per group. Please do not bunch, and please respect the space of other visitors.
Maximum occupancy for the event is 1,000 people. At capacity we operate one in/one out.
There are no card payment facilities at the car boot sale.
For the safety of visitors, vehicle movements are now restricted within the sellers field while the sale is in progress. Only participating sellers are permitted vehicle access to the sellers field until 10am. Buyers can collect heavy or bulk goods by vehicle after 10am (providing the conditions are safe to do so).
Seller Entry Fees 2021.
Seller entry from 6am to 10am.
No pre-booking required, all vehicles are parked in strict order. All vehicles are parked side on to provide maximum selling space (at no extra cost).
- Standard Car, Estate, SUV, MPV £10
- Standard Panel Van or Pick Up £15
- Combi or Camper Van £15
- Large, Luton or LWB Panel Van £20
- Horsebox & Lorries from £40
- Walk Ins £10
- Trailers from additional £5
- Roofbox no additional charge. Awning no additional charge.
- Please have correct money ready. Cash payment only.
Charity Support. As an organisation we make an annual contribution to support chosen local charities and community projects with assistance from the entry fees that are charged. We are unable to offer a discount rate to individual charity sellers or for fundraising activities.
Buyer Entry Fees 2021
Buyer entry strictly from 7am to midday. Cash only.
- After 10am £1 per Adult
- Between 8am & 10am £1 per Adult
- Before 8am £2 per Adult
- No charge for same day re-entry. Under 14's are Free.
- Last entry to sale is 11.45am.
Strict Conditions for Entry
Full cash payment is required on entry, there are no card facilities on site. The fee covers the contents of one vehicle only, no second vehicle unloading is permitted without full payment on entry. All vehicles are parked lengthways (side on) and in strict order.
Sellers may not trade or buy items from other stallholders before 7am. Please focus on setting up your own stall.
The following items MAY NOT be sold at the Car Boot Sale:
Tobacco · Cigarettes · Drugs · Paracetamol · Fireworks · Crossbows · Air Rifles · Weaponry · Knives · Alcohol · New Toys without a CE safety mark · Giant Lighters · Live Animals · Plants · Flowers · New Garden Products · Pet Foods · Catering · Foods · Drinks · Confectionery · Unsafe or incorrectly labelled electrical goods · Age related items to underage persons · Counterfeit or Copied Goods · Any item not within the sellers legal ownership
All items sold at car boot sales, new and old, are required to comply with the Consumer Rights Act 2015. Full information & advice on selling at car boot sales can be obtained from the Hampshire Trading Standards Service at www.hants.gov.uk
We do not permit selling, touting, trading, advertising or hawking outside of the designated car boot sellers area.
We do not permit leafleting of vehicles or individuals on any part of our farm, property or car park.
We do not permit overnight camping in the car park or car boot areas.
Please note.. all items including unsold goods & refuse must be removed from site at the end of sale and taken away with you. It is a criminal offence to publicly discard rubbish and a statutory fine of £50 will apply up to the maximum limit of £2,500.
The car boot sale is a popular family event accessible to all. We welcome all visitors to our farm and expect individuals to behave respectfully and responsibly. We do not accept antisocial, drunken, rude, improper or aggressive behaviour, damage or theft of property or littering.
The management reserve right of admission and visitors not complying with terms of entry will be refused entry, vehicle registration recorded on camera and the police contacted.
Hints & Tips
The best advice is to be prepared..
Read our Terms & Conditions above before selling items at the car boot sale for any item restrictions. Once you’re ready, sort out your goods ready for sale, consider the values and ideally price them up before you arrive. If safe and practical, load up your car the night before and remember to put your table or groundsheet in last.
Watch the weather forecast, and prepare for your day ahead. There is no shade or shelter from rain or sun in the field so a handy umbrella is a useful addition. If there is a chance of rain, a plastic cover would be handy to cover your items too. Click here to get the weather forecast for our local area.
Some sellers like to use a gazebo, canopy, awning or umbrella if the forecast is unsettled. We do not make an additional charge to add one above your stall but you will need to consider the space in your vehicle and the time to erect it.
Bring PLENTY of change with you and please have the correct entry money ready when you arrive. A money belt, 'bum bag' or belt pack can be a good idea to keep your money secure. Do not use a cash tin or leave cash unsecured.
Do make sure that your boot is locked when you arrive and until you are ready to set up. Please note that trading is not permitted before 7am.
We do recommend that you bring a friend or relative. To help, have fun with and share the day. You'll appreciate the help to mind your stall when you need the loo or a coffee break, and help watch over your goods if you are engaged with a buyer.
You are very welcome to bring non-alcoholic drinks, foods or sweets for your own consumption but you cannot sell these items at the car boot sale as there are strict regulations controlling the sale of foods.
If you're still unsure, come along as a buyer first and see what works.
*Peak times travel advice*
The car boot sale is a popular destination and this can mean a longer waiting time for entry earlier in the morning. We do operate an onsite queue system off the main road for safe access with all spaces are fairly allocated to the sellers field. Please note that gates do not open before 6am.
From 11am onwards can be a peak time for vehicles leaving the car boot sale. Please consider this within your travel schedule. Sellers are free to leave at any point during the morning up to the close of the sale at midday.