Ice Cream Vans


Ice Cream Vans

There are many ways to buy ice cream in the UK and one of the most popular when on a day out or away from home is at an ice cream van. Ice cream vans are commonly found operating near schools, parks and beaches and have been part of UK leisure traditions since the introduction of motorised vehicles.

According to an article by the mirror, Bradford has the greatest number of mobile catering options with ice cream related names. However, when accounting for population, it’s Bolton which has the greatest allocation of ice cream vans per person. With one van for every 7,134 residents.[1]

Those seeking to enter the market can purchase their own van from a selection of retailers or previous owners for a price in the region of £10,000. On top of this is the cost of insurance which sits in the region of £800-£1000.[2]

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[1] Goodier, M. (2020). Ice cream van capitals of UK revealed – see if your town makes the list. The Mirror. [online] Available at: [Accessed 7 Mar. 2020].

[2] (2020). Soft ice cream van for sale UK – March 2020. [online] Available at: [Accessed 7 Mar. 2020].

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