Ice Cream Van Hire

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Ice Cream Van Hire

Are you having a summer event, do you have a sweet tooth? Ice cream van hire could be the perfect addition to your special event. From vintage styles to delicious Mr Whippy, submit a quote request and receive quotes for ice cream van rental in your area.

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Fine Street Co

Fine Street Co

4.8 127 reviews

Delicious ice cream for your event, please contact us for details.

Steves Whippy
South Yorkshire

Steves Whippy

5 108 reviews

We are a family business trading in the Rotherham area for the last 20 years and carry a full 5 star hygiene rating with the local authority. Our vans are clean, modern and very presentable with soft...

Noviellos Ices

Noviellos Ices

4.9 89 reviews

Providing mobile Ice Cream vans and units for the sale of Ice Cream for all types of outdoor and indoor venues and events . Modern Est Business with established system to book vehicles for...

Petes Ices

Petes Ices

5 78 reviews

Pete now has a whole workforce of ice cream vans covering Essex, the South East and nationwide. Supplying ice creams at all types of events such as weddings, parties and fun days.

Crown Ices

Crown Ices

4.9 76 reviews

Crown Ices was set up in the summer of 2006, with the emphasis on providing you the customer with a truly outstanding experience from the time you book to the day of your event.

JB Ices

JB Ices

5 75 reviews

JB ICES caters for ALL your events. We guarantee to provide you a 5* Service selling the Freshest and Tastiest Whipped Ice Cream, Flavoured Scooped Ice Cream, Hot Belgian Waffles, Crepes, Lollies...

Eat Gelato

Eat Gelato

5 64 reviews

We are a long established small family business providing quality mobile ice cream services. We cater for all types of events, weddings, parties, corporate and numbers from 50 to 4000.

For Goodness Shake

For Goodness Shake

4.9 54 reviews

We have our own traditional ice cream bike if you are looking for something a bit different to the usual ice cream van, we supply the complete package including traditional server, ice cream, cones,...

A & M Events

A & M Events

4.9 50 reviews

Here at A&M Entertainment we are based in the Suffolk Coastal Region of East Anglia. We can provide you with amazing and unique street food and food stations for your event from ice cream...

Food Lovers Delight

Food Lovers Delight

4.7 45 reviews

Mr Whippy style or scooped ice cream in a variety of flavours, let us know your preference.

Wonderful Whippy Ltd
County Durham

Wonderful Whippy Ltd

4.9 41 reviews

We have a fleet of six Mr Whippy ice cream vans, we cover all types of public and private events. We have a five star hygiene rating and hold all the relevant insurance to attend any type of event.

Delicious Dreams Ice Creams
West Sussex

Delicious Dreams Ice Creams

4.9 39 reviews

We bring our traditional ice cream tricycles to create wonderful, lasting memories for any special occasion. We pride ourselves on the fact we serve quality dairy ice cream and sorbets made in the...

Noah's treats
North Lanarkshire

Noah's treats

4.9 34 reviews

We serve Mr Whippy ice cream, Candyfloss, Popcorn, Slush and Cold Drinks

Mr Whippe

Mr Whippe

4.9 33 reviews

Modern ice cream vans Mr Whippy style We also do dessert trays

Horsebox Ice Cream Company

Horsebox Ice Cream Company

5 32 reviews

Beautifully converted unique Rice Horsebox - Locally produced delicious Soft Scoop ice cream - 50 Flavours - Vegan/Dairy Free - Exceptional Reviews - Superior Service - Bespoke packages - Branding...

Vintage Ices

Vintage Ices

5 31 reviews

Lovingly maintained ORIGINAL VINTAGE ICE CREAM VANS FOR HIRE IN BRISTOL & SURROUNDING AREAS Looking for something extra special for your event and love a touch of vintage flair? We currently...

King Whippy Surrey

King Whippy Surrey

4.9 30 reviews

We’re a family-run business in Surrey that serves delicious ice creams and desserts from our stunning ice cream van. We provide ice creams for everything from weddings to corporate events and...

The Ice Cream Centre

The Ice Cream Centre

5 29 reviews

We are based in Warwickshire however we won’t restrict our service to just one area of the UK, here at the Ice Cream Centre, we are centrally located, and offer a nationwide Ice Cream Van Hire...

Rossi's Soft Ice Cream

Rossi's Soft Ice Cream

4.9 29 reviews

We’re a family run business in Surrey that serves every ice cream you can think of from the classic 99 flake to a vegan ice cream. We provide a professional service for all types of events. We also...

Mr Whippy
West Midlands

Mr Whippy

4.8 28 reviews

Ice cream vans are available for all occasions events, school fetes, charity events, house birthday party's, film making, contact us for all your needs. We have a modern, as well as classic soft...


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Fat Sam's Ice Creams

Fat Sam's Ice Creams provide a variety of scoop and whippy ice creams to events of all types throughout Wiltshire and beyond. With award-winning organic ice-cream and a range of popular ice lollies, Fat Sam's Ice Creams provide a delicious cold treat at parties, weddings, fairs, fetes, dog shows, and more. With experience in both private and corporate bookings, Fat Sam's can handle any booking.

What do you need to know from an organiser in order to provide a comprehensive quote?

In order for us to provide the client with a comprehensive quote we would love to hear a little bit about the event they are planning. Information we need includes the time and date of the event, the location and the number of guests estimated to attend. Our quote will take all of these factors in to consideration.

What advice would you give to a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

If you are looking to hire an ice cream van you might firstly want to ask to see photos of the van. They all have different looks and you will want to see that the van fits in with your particular event. You might want to ask whether the van serves scoop ice cream or whippy ice cream, and whether there are a choice of flavours. Some events prefer a range of scoop ice cream flavours, and some prefer whippy ice cream. A van serving whippy ice cream will be noisier than a van serving scoop ice cream due to the machinery needed to produce the whippy ice cream. If guests are paying for their own ice creams you might like to ask what the price range is. Different sellers will have different pricing strategies so you might want to take into consideration the amount that your guests are going to be charged.

Please tell us a little bit about how and why you started the business.

Fat Sam's Ice Creams was born in 2004 when Sam was offered the opportunity to buy an ice cream van along with it's regular rounds. Given that he had been a loyal and enthusiastic customer of this particular van for many years he jumped at the chance! Very quickly we started to get so many bookings for events that we soon needed another van, and then another, and another! We now have a small fleet of ice cream vans and enjoy attending events far and wide. Its become a real family business with our daughters involved too.

Please tell us about a booking you've had through Add to Event, how did it go? Would you recommend us to others?

Add to Event has provided us with many bookings and has become a really valuable part of our events booking strategy. One booking that we particularly enjoyed was for the Twinings company in Andover. They booked us to come along to their offices and provide their employees with ice creams on a set day last year. Even though the weather was not too good on the day, the ice creams went down a treat. What a lovely way to reward your staff for their hard work! They were really pleased with the service we provided and left a great review. If we are contacted directly, either via our website, email or telephone, for an event that we find we are unable to attend as we are booked up elsewhere we always direct our clients to Add to Event so that they can find an alternative through this excellent platform.

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Hiring an Ice Cream Van

Fulfil a childhood dream and have an ice cream van all to yourself (and your guests of course!). Traditional ice cream van hire will be as you remember it as a child – 99s, choc-ices and fabs! Or go for vintage ice cream van hire and select from a choice of ice cream flavours and traditional toppings.

A wedding ice cream van would be a popular option for your special day, and ice cream vans are the ultimate treat for any children’s party! Most ice cream van hire will be catered, so all you need to worry about is what to order! Request a quote for free and receive quotes with ice cream hire options to suit your event.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it cost to hire an ice cream van?
The cost of hiring an ice cream van depends on the type of event you are hosting as well as the amount of ice creams you need. Many ice cream vans will attend large scale, public events for no charge at all. However most ice cream vans will also have a minimum spend so do bear this in mind if you’re only looking to provide ice creams for a small number of people. To receive some quotes, submit a request form with your requirements now.

How can I find a cheap ice cream van for my event?
Instead of paying up front or after the event for all the ice cream, it may be appropriate to have your guests to pay for their own ice cream. Whilst you’ll likely still need to pay a hire charge, this will still significantly reduce the bill.

Can I hire an ice cream van for a wedding?
Ice cream vans are becoming an increasingly popular choice for formal events such as weddings. Many ice cream vans will also allow the bride and groom to serve from the van, providing a perfect photo opportunity! Be sure to look around for one that fits your requirements.

How long is the hire time for an ice cream van?
Typically, the hire time for an ice cream van is 2 hours, however most providers will be happy to fit the organiser’s needs. Make sure to check this in advance.

Are there different types of ice cream van available to hire?
Ice cream vans typically come in ‘modern’ or ‘traditional’ varieties and will provide Mr Whippy ice cream or soft scoop ice cream respectively. Some ice cream providers now have fully renovated vehicles, like VW Camper Vans, for those wanting to hire a unique ice cream van.

Can ice cream vans provide dairy-free ice cream?
Many ice cream vans can provide dairy-free options if you request them to in advance. Do be aware though that they are unlikely to carry dairy-free ice cream with them at all times so you will need to request this when you submit a request.