Our Babes to Kids and Maternity Market is a place where you can pick up or sell some new and pre loved clothing for all ages.
You can sell or buy anything from baby to kids clothing and maternity wear, toys, cots, prams, change tables, bibs, blankets and all types of accessories. This section of the market currently operates on the first Wednesday of every month (with the exception of January).
It’s a great day out with free train rides between 9am and 11am (excluding school holidays), plus free face painting in the pavilion.* (*Subject to change without notice.)
Gifts, Toys and Accessories
Clothes for Babies, Toddlers and Mothers
Over 100 stalls each market
Art, Books and Games
NEXT BABES TO KIDS MARKET DATES:2020
– No January Babes to Kids Market 2020 (Stalls welcome to regular Wednesday market)
– Wednesday February 5 2020
– Wednesday March 4 2020
– Wednesday April 1 2020- School Holidays (CANCELLED)
– Wednesday May 6 2020
– Wednesday June 3 2020
– Wednesday July 1 2020 – School Holidays
– Wednesday August 5 2020
– Wednesday September 2 2020
– Wednesday October 7 2020
– Wednesday November 4 2020 – (Day after Melbourne Cup)
– Wednesday December 2 2020
Book in to have your own stall on one of our busy Wednesday Babes to Kids Market days! Bookings are essential.
To book your stall space simply fill out the form below. Then come the market day to secure your spot. We only allow bookings a few markets in advance – so even though the dates are above you won’t be able to book that far in advance please contact 03 9756 5000 if you require more information regarding bookings.
You will need to enter through the Ferntree Gully Road entrance in the morning. The gates will open at 6am and we recommend arriving between 6am and 7am. The latest you are able to arrive and be allocated a stall is 7:30am. You will pay for your stall/s at the Ferntree Gully Road Ticket Box.
The staff in the ticket box will give you your stall ticket/s which a Market Attendant will collect mid morning along with any additional charges for power or extra spaces.
You will follow the other cars through to the pavilion where you will queue in you car.
As soon as a Market Attendant becomes available, they will ask you how many stalls/floor spaces you require. They will then allocate you your stall/s and you are able to drive your car into the pavilion next to your stalls.
You will then unload your items onto the table and remove your car from the market to the nearby parking to allow room for other stallholders to come in and unload their belongings. Once you have parked your car you are able to set up your stall. All cars need to be removed from the pavilion by 8.30am as this is when we open to the public.
The Market will finish at 3pm, which is when you are able to drive your car back into the pavilion and load your car with any items that your were unable to sell through out the day.
Rules and Regulations
Please note that there are many guidelines relating to the selling of Baby and Kids Clothing, Toys, Infant and Nursery products. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are aware of and comply with these guidelines.
All products need to be clean and in working order and you can find all the guidelines on the ACCC’s website, www.accc.gov.au or by contacting them on 1300 302 502.
Cost: $16 per stall for the Babes to Kids market.
Stall hire includes space of 1.5m x 2.1m, including the use of a 0.9m x 2.1m trestle table. Please note that this table can be removed by a staff member if you would like to have a rack or display large items.
Rack hire is available upon request on the day for $5 each.
Please advise the Market Manager when you are allocated your stall location if you require a rack.
Please note racks are very limited and will be first in best dressed.
Stall Presentation & Tips
We recommend bringing a tablecloth to cover your table, making it look more presentable. You should also bring a chair or stool as it can be a long day if you are standing up.
Clothes racks are a fantastic way of displaying clothing items and also great for creating extra space on your table.
If you place too many items on your table, it could look cluttered and customers may avoid your stall, so keep your items neat. You can keep boxes/bags under your table so that you can replace items on the table once you have sold them.
Do not overprice your items!! People come to the Market to pick up a bargain and feedback from past stallholders found that the more reasonable the price, the more they sold.
Make sure you bring along some plastic bags that you can use to put your items in when they are purchased by the customer.
Ensure that all items are visibly labelled with a price tag. This can be each item individually or in groups of items that are the same price.
Be approachable, smile and greet your customers. Something so simple can make a big difference in the amount of people who will approach your stall.
Food and Drink
Food and drink facilities are available at the Caribbean Gardens Café or Take a way. Many people forget to eat and drink throughout the day, so make sure you keep yourself replenished.
The Australian Government has advised that any car seat that has been in an accident is not safe and should be disposed of. Please do not sell a car seat if it has previously been involved in an accident.
Please note that we are not able to change any money (notes or coins) so please ensure you come prepared with enough small notes and coins.
LINK: Please check our calendar for further events and markets.
We wish you the very best for the day and look forward to seeing you!