Shopping and Markets in Wimborne

Wimborne Minster is a delightful market town where you can easily spend a few hours wandering the quaint streets and browsing unique shops.

As well as the Square and main shopping streets, there are also many side streets to explore and when you need a rest, you can enjoy a coffee from the welcoming street side cafes.

Wimborne Market

Since it was founded in about 1860, Wimborne Market has grown to become one of the largest open air and covered markets in the south of England.

The Friday market includes both open air and indoor market stalls. The weekly farmers market and large antiques bazaar attracts traders and buyers from all over the country.

The Saturday flea market and undercover car boot sale is run alongside the general open air market, the indoor stalls and the antiques bazaar.

On Sundays, the large general market combines with the open air market, car boot, indoor stalls and the antiques bazaar.

Sustainable shopping

If you are trying to be more green with your purchases, you’ll be pleased to hear there are numerous second hand shops as well as fruit and veg available plastic free from the greengrocer and refills available from the wholefood shop.

Want to buy some local produce? The Farmers Market arrives in town on the third Saturday of each month and you’ll find them at Market Square. There will be a mix of stalls such as meat, cheese, fish, bakers and fruit and vegetables.

Fashion and accessories

Along with some lovely independent boutiques, Wimborne has well-known brand clothing and shoe shops including Clarks, Crewe Clothing, Fat Face, Moshulu, Phase Eight, Quba and White Stuff.

Plus there are also jewellers and artisan crafters - perfect for some retail therapy to treat yourself or someone else.

Food and drink

You’re not short of options to buy some good quality and locally produced food and drink in Wimborne.

Choose from delicatessens, pattiseries, bakeries, butchers and greengrocers.

Not forgetting the nearby farm shops, some of which have cafes where you can sample the local fare.