Stonham Barns Traditional Sunday Car Boot
Family run Independent Car Boot.
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Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot
Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot is on this Sunday, 2nd April 2017 and every Sunday until the end of November. Despite it being Mother’s Day (last Sunday) it was quite a good buying crowd. We are expecting crowds to increase every week as more and more sellers/buyers choose the Friendly Sunday Car Boot. We are in our 5th year now and this should be our best year so far. So, if you want to sell just turn up at 8am or alternatively hurry up & pre-book the covered stalls (only 20 of these and they are very popular).
Everyone loves the friendly atmosphere, the non-aggressive buyers and a good old-fashioned traditional Car Boot. So, 8am start as usual on April 2nd
. Just turn up and sell from £5. Events often run at the same time as the Car Boot so make sure you check the events
page. These will start to appear in April and will be advertised on here as well. I will also try and add all the various Car Meets and activities that will bring extra crowds on the Sundays. When the events are on the visitors park next to the Car Boot..
Stonham itself sees many new shops and a new restaurant as well as the popular Owl Sanctuary, Golf/FootGolf and a growing number of craft shops so, the whole experience on a Sunday is also improving. We also have some additional hard ground with lots more coming next year.
As usual you can just turn up from 8am and sell from £5 or alternatively use the Covered stalls (£10) which are really popular and offer you the chance to sell without having to bring a table. Text your number plate quickly to reserve one (07817539168). These are held till 8.15am only on a Sunday or text if you are coming but delayed. We are on the big field so there's loads of room without extra charges for space taken. When you enter Stonham take the left into the field and wait to be positioned. Gazebos welcome, especially when the weather is potentially poor. We will always try and open (last year we didn’t open on one Sunday in the season).
If the weather's good Stonham is a great place to sell & you won't find a friendlier Car Boot and such a friendly buying crowd plus there are always great bargains as we are renowned for our one off novice sellers. We are also on the Coastal Route & in Summer have the Campsite and Holiday Homes full up and filled with Car Boot lovers and so many visitors to the Attractions and shops. If the sun comes out Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot is so popular.
We have been asked to start a Tuesday morning Car Boot and i'm interested to know what everyone thinks. General consensis is that there isn't a local Car Boot on a Tuesday in Suffolk, so far, so it could be a good one to start. If I get enough interest I will start one. Thoughts from sellers and buyers welcome. Text or email me. If the interest is positive we will start this as well.
Something I will add, which I think is important, is the fact that you can sell without the fear of things being stolen or being pestered whilst setting up. I hear that this is a problem at so many Car Boots but, we have a friendly Traditional Car Boot which attracts all ages and a great atmosphere.
Everyone is welcome to sell at the Car Boot but we have a slight restriction whereby we don't allow Vans just full of flowers. We allow small vans/cars selling plants grown from home but, they will need to be part of a variety of things sold. Anyone selling old gardening tools etc is fine. Call me if unsure. It's just common sense you just need to bring a variety rather than a van full of just flowers. No food sold without contacting me prior to the event.
Stonham Barns Car Boot is still the one to go to if you want a completely stress free day without the buyers climbing into the back of your car. We pride ourselves on the fact that you can set up without being hassled by buyers. It isn’t allowed at Stonham. The atmosphere is great and for a Car Boot that is only now five years old it is probably the only Traditional Car Boot that attracts so many Antique and occasional sellers. We start slowly but, once all the shops and attractions are open you get a good steady crowd. Dogs are welcome and we get a great mix of all ages. Make sure you pop by whatever you are doing as we do get some great bargains. Everyone loves the atmosphere of the Car Boot and it’s a good crowd that actually pay the asking prices…
Sellers tend to arrive at 8am onwards (although you are welcome earlier if you must) as Stonham really wakes up after 9am with the shops and attractions also opening at 10.
Stonham is very different to other venues as we have so much going on as we are not just a Car Boot. There are lots of Shops, Golf, Fishing, Camping, a Garden Centre, Owl Sanctuary, Holiday Park, Men & Ladies Fashion, Serpent House/Pet Shop and lots more. We also have two showgrounds with regular events, permanent loos and free parking for all.
If you want to sell at Stonham Barns just turn up. Please call the organiser if you have any questions because we are a Traditional Car Boot where anyone can sell and sell well. 07817539168. Every Week you can now book covered stalls by texting me your Number plate.
Can I say again a big thankyou to Radio Suffolk
who constantly advertise our Car Boot on the radio on Sunday mornings. This is really appreciated by all at Stonham Barns.
Don’t take my word for it come and see for yourselves.
We are outdoors only but offer covered stalls.