Ormskirk market

We are pleased to announce that Ormskirk Market will start again from Thursday 18 June. Trading days will once again be on Thursdays and Saturdays.

The decision to re-open the market is in line with government guidance. To ensure that social distancing can be implemented effectively, for an initial period, the market will have a smaller offer than usual. Market traders will be prioritised who sell food, provisions and essential items at first.

The market will have social distancing reminder signage in place and there may also be alterations in the stalls layout to assist in keeping everyone two metres apart where possible. Please stay safe and stay alert. Our traders are keen to welcome you all back to the market where you will receive a warm, friendly welcome back and excellent customer service.

We will be able to welcome all our traders back when we receive government guidance that we can do so.

See what our fabulous market has to offer!

Come and enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes on offer at Ormskirk Market every Thursday and Saturday and pick up some great gifts and bargains.

We would normally have up up to 100 stalls every market day on the pedestrianised areas of Moor Street, Aughton Street and Church Street, there really is something for everyone. If you haven't been for a while then there is bound to be something new you haven't seen or tried before.

The wide range of wonderful food includes fresh cakes and fabulous fish as well as fresh meat, fruit and veg, cheeses and pies. You can satisfy your sweet tooth and we cater for vegans as we have a stall selling vegan food.

Ladies looking for something new to wear can choose from a number of stalls, and there is a children's clothes stall as well.

The bookseller has a great range of titles to choose from, and you can also by household goods, flowers, cards and a wide range of other goods.

Getting to Ormskirk Market couldn't be easier as the stalls are within a few minutes walk of a number of town centre car parks and Ormskirk Train Station and Ormskirk Bus Station.

You can park on a council-controlled car park for three hours for just £1, so you have plenty of time to browse around the stalls and local shops, and stop for a coffee and a bite to eat in one of the many town centre eateries.

Or why not pay a visit to Coronation Park, a great place for children to run off some energy once the shopping is done?

The Chapel Gallery and Ormskirk Parish Church are also great town centre places to visit.

We're really proud to offer a street market in West Lancashire and if you are a market trader, we would love to hear your story. Please get in touch with comms.team@westlancs.gov.uk

Opening hours

The market is open for business each Thursday and Saturday from 8.00am-4.30pm during March to October and 8.00am-4.00pm November to February.

Did you know?

Ormskirk Market is one of the country's oldest and most traditional street markets, dating back to 1286 when the monks at nearby Burscough Priory were granted a Royal Charter by Edward 1 to hold a weekly outdoor market, it is still a focal point for locals and visitors alike. 

Travel and parking

Visit either the Ormskirk Train Station (external link) website or the Arriva website (external link) for up to the minute information about train and bus links.

There are ten pay and display car parks in the town centre. Visit the Parking in Ormskirk page for more information.​

Use Google Maps to get directions to Ormskirk (external link).

Applying to trade on Ormskirk Market

If you’re interested in trading on Ormskirk Market you need to register your interest with us. You can do this by:

For more information please visit the Market traders information page


Neil Lloyd-Knapman, Market Superintendent
Tel: 01695 570125 (Thursday & Saturday only)
Email: Neil-Lloyd.Knapman@westlancs.gov.uk