Seven car boot sales starting back up this spring

Stonham Barns car boot sale seen from the air

Stonham Barns car boot sale seen from the air - Credit: Ian Ainsley

For those in the decluttering mood or looking for a bargain, the region's car boot sales are often the place for one man's trash to become another man's treasure.

 Here are seven you can visit in Suffolk this spring.

Items for sale at the Foxhall car boot 

Items for sale at the Foxhall car boot - Credit: Ewalina Gebacka

1. Needham Car Boot

When: 6amSaturday, March 5, 2022, and Wednesday, March 9, 2022, then every following Saturday and Wednesday until October. 

Where: Coddenham Road, IP6 8NU, Needham Market

Starting up again this March, the popular Needham car boot sale will be running through the year til October, every Wednesday and Saturday.

The gates open at 6am, and entrance for buyers is free.

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Private sellers are charged £8 on Saturday, and £7 on Wednesday. 

2. Beck Row Lazy Sunday Car Book

When: Starting up again in March- Keep an eye on their Facebook for details

Where: Nigels Field, Harry's Farm, Beck Row, Ip28 8RN

The Beck Row Lazy Sunday Car Boot Sale will be running from 10am, with entry for sellers costing £10 in any vehicle. 

Super early traders can set up at 9am for £20

3. Stonham Barns Car Boot 

The car boot sale at Stonham Barns, Suffolk

The car boot sale at Stonham Barns - Credit: Simon Tilley

When: 6.30am every Sunday starting back up in late March/Early April 

Where: Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot, Pettaugh Road, IP14 6AT

Taking place in the fields surrounding the shopping and restaurant complex at Stonham Barns, this car boot is a popular option for one-off sellers and antiques and is going into its 8th year.

Entrance for buyers is free, while selling costs between £6 and £10, dependant on your vehicle. 

4. Barton Mills Car Boot Sale

When: Barton Mills car boot will be starting up in March, and taking place every Saturday at 10am. Look for updates on their Facebook page

Where: Newmarket Road, Barton Mills, IP286AQ

The Saturday equivalent of the Beck Row car boot, Barton Mills is perfect for all you sleepy sellers. 

The entrance is free says the event's website. 

5. Woolpit Car Boot Sale 

Woolpit car boot sale, in Suffolk

Woolpit car boot sale - Credit: Dave Ashworth

When: March 6, depending on the weather

Where: The Street, Woolpit, IP30 9PQ

Starting up earlier than most car boots, the Woolpit car boot sale has another string to its bow, combining a traditional car boot sale with an auto jumble, where people can sell and buy car parts.

As one of the only free entry auto-jumbles in the region, Woolpit offers something unique that other car boots simply can't deliver on. 

6. Foxhall Car Boot Sale

Foxhall Carboot near Ipswich Ewalina Gebacka

Foxhall car boot sale - Credit: Ewalina Gebacka

When: The Foxhall car boot will be starting up on Sundays again in March — find out more on their Facebook

Where: Foxhall Heath Stadium, 827 Foxhall, Foxhall Road, Kesgrave, Ipswich, IP5 1LN

Taking place at the Foxhall Stadium, near Ipswich, the Foxhall car boot gives citizens of the town a chance to either acquire or get rid of their extra stuff. 

Entrance costs £6 for sellers and £0.50 for buyers.

7. Weeting Carboot sale  

People looking for a bargin at the Weeting Car Boot.

People looking for a bargain at the Weeting Car Boot. - Credit: Beverley Sharp

When: Every second Saturday, March 5 - November, 6:30 am -1:30 pm

Where: Weeting steam rally site, Lynn Road Weeting IP270QW

Costing £6 a pitch and with hot food and toilets available, the Weeting Car Boot Sale is located on the border with Norfolk and is free for buyers to explore. 

Bonus Round. Drinkstone Sale Trail

When: May 7

Where: Drinkstone War Memorial Institute, Gedding Road, Drinkstone Green, Bury Saint Edmunds IP30 9SZ

Not technically a car boot sale, the Drinkstone sale trail is the village's once-a-year collective garage sale, with opening up their garages and gardens to sell their old possessions from. 

For out of towners, stalls are available for hire at the village hall, while a map will be provided to help people find their way around.