IT'S the hunting season.....

The warmer weather brings with it the willingness to spend more time outdoors and what better way to spend a Sunday (or even a weekend for those enthusiastic devotees) at the local car boot sale.

I say local but those who are ardent bargain hunters will even go the extra mile, travelling further afield to extend their purchasing potential.

Most of us love a good rummage around the stalls and rails pitched up in fields, on car parks or community places and if you're a car boot devotee now is the time to start hunting.

Of course, car boot sales are also a good excuse to have a clear-out of clothes that no long fit or have fallen out of favour.

However, it often comes at a cost when you have a browse round other stalls and end up returning home with more than you left with!!!

In this technological age in which we live in - when we don't have to step foot over the threshold to purchase goods, it's somewhat refreshing that people still put in the effort, getting up at the crack of dawn - although many car boot sales start and finish later in the day - to exercise their spending power even if it's for a few pounds.....

And how satisfying it is when you can reflect on the purchases you have made - and for the snip of the original price.

From relatively new goods to old fashioned vintage and retro, car boot sales generally offer something to suit the tastes of every bargain hunter - you just need to have a keen eye; patience, dedication and the confidence to do a bit of bartering too!

Car boot sales generally start in Spring - although there are regular car boot sales later on into the year too - you just have to know where to look. Here are a few happening around our area and take a trip down memory lane through our photo gallery of car boot sales through the years in Bradford and district.....

* Leeds and Bradford airport car boot sale runs every Sunday from March until November at Greengates Farm, Otley Old Road, LS18 5HY. Sellers arrive from 6am and 8am. It attracts hundreds of sellers and thousands of buyers and runs until 1pm .For more information visit or search Leeds Airport car boot sale on Facebook.

* Friends of Roundhay School Car Boot and Football Tournament held yearly on Saturdays in June at Roundhay School, Old Park Road, Leeds, LS8 1ND. For more information about this Parent Staff Association led event visit:-

* Birkenshaw Fire Station headquarters, Bradford Road, Birkenshaw. Car boot sales for 2019 take place on June 30; July 28; August 25, September 29 and October 20.. For more information or to book a pitch call: 01274 682311 or visit

* Otley Car Boot takes place all year round. It is held on Sundays from noon until 4pm at the Wharfedale Farmers Auction Mart, Leeds Road Otley LS21 3BD. For more information, or to get involved, visit

* Lees Cum Cross Roads Car Boot Sale takes place monthly on Saturdays from April to September at The 3 Acres, Bingley Road, Lees Moor, Keighley, BD21 5QE. For more information call 07396 599860 or Facebook @CRVAcarboot.

* Silsden Car Boot Sales take place monthly on Sundays from April to September at Riverside Field, Silsden, BD20 0EH. Dates for 2019 are:- June 23 2019, July 21 2019; August 18 2019 and September 16 2019. For more information call: 01535 654747.

* Car boot sales take place at Ilkley Cricket Club, Middleton Avenue, Ilkley, on Sundays June 16; July 21; August 11 and Monday August 26 2019. For more information call 07944 191480.

* Richard Dunn Sports Centre, Odsal, Bradford, hosts a car boot sale from April to August. Buyers arrive from 7am. Future dates include June 16; June 30; July 14; July 28; August 11 and August 25. For more information visit

* The Dewsbury Rams car boot sale takes place every Sunday, between 6am and noon. It takes place all year round, including bank holiday weekends, and no advance booking is needed.

* Brighouse car boot sale takes place every Sunday morning from 7am until noon, and each Bank Holiday Monday in Daisy Street, Brighouse. For more information visit