We all love to bag ourselves a bargain and where better to do so than at one of the plentiful car boot sales across the Suffolk Coast?
They say the ‘early bird catches the worm’ and if you want to get the best of the pick then you’ll need to be up with the larks!
Car boot sales make a really fun morning out with the family, whether you’re just browsing, looking for something specific or perhaps hoping to stumble upon a gem of a find that turns out to be a bit of an antique… But be warned, kids will have a wonderful time spending their pennies so make sure there’s some room in the car for all the treasures they collect!
Perhaps you need to have a well overdue home de-clutter yourself and are looking to take your own pitch. The summer is a great time to set up shop as the car boots not only attract locals but day visitors and holiday makers too.
There’s an abundance of car boots along the coast of Suffolk, both large and small. Some are regular events, whilst others are smaller, ad hoc affairs that you’ll need to keep an eye out for.
We've put together a listing of a few notable ones – Happy bargain hunting!
Bungay Lions Car Boot Sale
When: Sundays from July to September
Where: Skinner’s Meadow, St John’s Road, Bungay - Map
Contact: LionPeterF@aol.com / 01502 717337
Corton Playing Field Car Boots
When: Every Tuesday from April to October
Where: Mills Drive, Corton, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 5HN - Map
Opening time: 7am
Contact: 07724 820411
Info: Toilets and refreshments available, calling the check the event is on before arriving is advised.
Dan’s Meadow Sunday Late Riser Car Boot
When: Sundays from April to October
Where: Bealings Road, Martlesham, Woodbridge IP12 4RW - Map
Info: Toilets and refreshments available
Melton Car Boot (Bobby Moore Trust)
When: Saturdays from May to September - 1st August, 15th August, 5th September
Where: Melton Playing Field, Main Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk - Map
Contact: 01394 420812 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Info: Free Car Parking. All monies to Cancer Research UK
Friday Street Car Boot Sale
When: Sundays - dates published at www.fridaystreetcarbootsale.co.uk
Where: Friday Street, IP17 1JX - Map
Opening times: 6am
Info: Refreshments and toilets available
Thorpeness Car Boot Sale
When: Last Sunday in the month from April to September
Where: Cricket Field, Thorpeness, Aldringham, Suffolk, IP16 4NB - Map
Contact: 01728 746529 / email@example.com
Kessingland Car Boot Sale
When: Sundays from February to December plus bank holiday Mondays
Where: Whites Lane, Kessingland, NR33 7TF. Opposite Africa Alive - Map
Opening times: 7am - 1pm Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Info: Free Parking. Entry 50p per adult, children under 15 years free