Perhaps you're pregnant and the price of brand new baby gear is driving you to tears; or maybe you've already done the baby thing, your children are now grown, but you still have piles of unused baby stuff wasting space around the house. If either of these sounds like you, then allow me to introduce the Baby and Kids Market.
Since 2003, this massive market has been providing thousands of parents with quality, pre-loved goods for children up to the age of six. The Market runs in two locations throughout Brisbane – McKennariey Centre at St Joseph's Nudgee College (2199 Sandgate Road, Boondall) on the north side, and the track and field room at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre (Kessels Road, Nathan) on the south side – in addition to sites at the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.
On selected Sundays between 9am and 12pm, these venues are transformed in to the largest second hand children's market in the country. Both venues are indoors, so the markets will proceed in rain, hail or shine. Entry is $3 (free for children) and there is plenty of free parking available. The markets are cash sales only but ATM EFTPOS is available at entry for a small fee. Market organisers recommend that those who need to bring prams should wait until the initial rush dies down, about 11am.
Stall hire for a second hand stall is around $50 (a little under or a little over depending on the venue) and includes a trestle table, space for a clothing rack and four large items, and all your insurance. For a business/new goods stall, the cost is $99 in metro areas and $77 in all other areas. You can book a stall through the Baby and Kids Market website.