The All For Kids market seems to get bigger and better with every instalment. If the recent market in Burwood East is any indication, parents can look forward to plenty of children's bargains to come.
Bargains on toys and clothes As usual, I didn't think I would be doing much spending. On my list was one sweater for my daughter, but I came out with: jumper, top, books, pants and yet another truck my boy didn't need but absolutely loved.
Generally, you can get pre-loved jumpers, tops and pants for as low as $2 to $4 from the bargain boxes. But if you're looking for items that are a little newer on the rack, they can go for about $7 to $10. Still cheaper than anything you'll find at a store.
With toy sales on everywhere you would be hard-pressed to fork out anything more for toys your kids will get bored of after a month. But at prices like $4 for a bag of blocks or $2 for a Bob the Builder truck, it's hard to resist.
I reckon every market will offer different bargains (depending on the stall holders) so the best thing is probably to check it out for yourself. Whether you're after some fun things for the kiddos or need to furnish an entire nursery, chances are you'll probably walk away with some good deals.
True to its name, All For Kids is not just for shopping mummies. They had face painting and fairy floss but one of the best activities this round was the jumping castle – a great treat if you've been making the little one do the rounds with you. Better yet, let them hop away while you shop.
Book a stall All For Kids believes in helping mothers help each other. If you would like to book a stall, you can easily do it online here. The next All For Kids market is on 18 August 2012 at NewHope Baptist Church in Blackburn North.