Due to the current virus situation we are making changes for your and our safety.

Located just off the A4 Bath Road is Thatcham Memorial Ground, home to Thatcham's biggest weekly boot sale.

We would like to thank sellers and buyers visiting Thatcham Car Boot sale. The event provides vital funds for Thatcham Memorial Hall & Playing Fields (charity number 1187212).


One-way ONLY system around the event (if you wish to re-enter thats fine but you will have to join the queue).
Separate gate of and exit for buyers.
Queued entry subject to social distancing.
Hand Sanitiser Available at Point of Entry and exit.
Facemasks and gloves available for a small fee.
Signage Reinforcing Social Distancing.
Due to council policy regarding public toilets not allowed to open there will be no toilet facilities for buyers (there is a toilet for seller use).
All staff will be wearing PPE including masks, gloves and faceshields where required.

If you are planning on selling and would prefer to book a pitch in advance please use the link.
Pitches are £8 for a car or £10 for a van if prebooked beforehand. Pay on the day for £10 for a car and £15 for a van. Book online to reduce cash handling - if the event is cancelled you can have a refund or booking for the next event.

Sellers can arrive any time after 07.30 (please do not arrive before this time as we need time to setup). No buying before 08.30 - any sellers found buying may be asked to leave and no refund will be given. Every week buyers spot sellers rummaging - we tell people off and have banned sellers. If someone tries to buy anything from you they will be reselling for a higher price so wait until the buyers enter and make more money. A recent example was an item bought for £6 and resold within the hour for £65.

There are trained first aiders on site (look for the pink high viz) as well as a community defibrilator should you be overwhelmed by bargains.

We have space for 150+ sellers and parking for 250+ buyer vehicles. The memorial car park (by the tennis courts) is 50p for two hours, the council car park (by the cricket club) is free on Sundays and the overflow car park is free after 9.30am (it does not open until 9.30am due a high volume of pedestrians in the queue crossing the entrance to the field at the beginning of the event. Once it is safe to do so we allow access to the field for parking). For more information on available parking click here.

If you are a buyer please remember to park sensibly, it does get very busy but if you are struggling to find a space contact a marshall who will try to help but cannot work miracles :). We have a large overflow car park open from 9.30am as well as limited disabled spaces. There is a nursing home in the area so please do not use their private car park or parking by the entrance to ensure they have access for medical vehicles at all times.

Sellers are not permitted to sell illegal, hazardous or products that are not suitable to be displayed at a family based event.

Prohibited items include but are not limited to alcohol, tobacco products, firearms, fireworks, knives or weapons, explicit material, livestock and counterfeit or stolen items. If such items are found on display they will be asked to remove them from sale. If a seller is found to be displaying counterfeit, contraband or stolen items staff will take your registration number and contact the police or trading standards (this is a legal requirement).