Opening times & prices

Welcome to Fun Farm Carboots
Our 2019 seasons starts from Wednesday 6th March
OPENING TIMES

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday:
Sellers on the field at 11am
Buyers on the field between 11.30am and 12 noon
Ending mid-afternoon

BANK HOLIDAYS

Sellers on the field at 7am
Buyers on the field at 8am
Ending mid-afternoon

PRICES
SELLERS:

£7.00 for a car
£12.00 for a large van
£3.00 for a trailer

BUYERS:

30p entry fee

Code of conduct

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR SELLERS

All sellers are required to set up straight away, to ensure appropriate checks can be made by site staff.
Buyers must not ride in with sellers to gain early entry
Limited space – Selling in allocated spaces only
Please follow directions of site staff when parking
No Traders. Sales of Food, drink, flowers, plants or age restricted items is prohibited
Please take all rubbish home
Verbal or physical abuse will not tolerated towards any member of staff
Failure to comply with the above may result in admission being refused

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR BUYERS

No trading over the fence prior to admission
Buyers must not ride in to gain early admission
Verbal and physical abuse will not be tolerated towards any member of staff
Failure to comply with the above may result in admission being refused

Notes for sellers

PLEASE READ BEFORE ATTENDING

For sellers travelling a long way

During warm weather and school holidays the car boot field quickly becomes full  –  we sometimes have to turn sellers away…..

Mondays – We rarely turn anyone away
Wednesdays – Can be very busy if the weather is nice
Fridays – Our busiest day (we cannot guarantee sellers a space)

Number of sellers may also be affected by:

  • Weather on the day
  • Weather forecast for the following few days
  • Previous weather conditions
  • School holidays

We are a small car boot with a limited capacity of 165 vehicles (depending on number of large vans and trailers). We cannot accommodate over our seller capacity as some spaces are reserved for Fun Farm customers and buyers.

We manage this capacity by parking early arrivals in a queue, counting cars and informing late arrivals at the back of the queue that they may not get a pitch.

So… if you are travelling a long way to bring items to sell:

  • 1. Perhaps try a Monday when you can be relatively sure you will get a pitch or a cloudy Wednesday, sellers will often sell more and make more money on quieter days!
  • 2. Arrive early – some sellers arrive at 8am and have breakfast at Jak’s Diner whilst waiting for the field to open at 11am.
  • 3. Be prepared to be turned away – we are sorry if this happens but we are limited for space and numbers.
  • 4. Follow Fun Farm Spalding on Facebook and Twitter to see live updates on the day.

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Seller vs Trader Definitions

Trader and sellers – what is the difference?

Trader  – a person(s) who sells mainly new or packaged goods, or sells multiples of the same item,  which could normally be sold at a council run market.

Sellers – a person(s) who sells second hand goods or previously used items.

Note:  A seller will be considered to be acting in the course of a business if they are regular sellers of a single product or regularly sell products in quantities which it is deemed unreasonable that a private individual would sell. If the seller is acting in the course of a business they must comply with all relevant consumer laws.

Traders are not allowed to sell at this car boot. Management reserves the right to refuse admission.

We follow the code of practice for Car Boots and Markets (Lincolnshire Trading Standards and Lincolnshire County Council). Click here to download.

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Banned Items

Sellers may not sell the following items:

  • Plants
  • Food or beverages
  • Weapons or firearms
  • Counterfeit items

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For more information please call 01406 373444

Things to do

Jak’s Diner

Grab a bite to eat (or a cheeky milkshake) in our authentic American Diner!

Burger Van

Fancy a quick snack whilst bargain hunting? Check out our burger van with hot or cold food, snacks and beverages!

Baytree Garden Centre

Pop over to Baytree to find a wide range of plants, homewares and say hello to Alfie the Macaw!