Carnival Ices has been a family run business since 1980 and with heritage going back to 1965. We pride ourselves on the highest professional standards and our long history has given us the experience in the industry that others can not rival. Our customers return to us year after year because they know we will look after them unlike some smaller businesses who do it as a hobby only working one day a week and have no backup support or standards. 

We are able to offer all major brands and all manor of flavored scooped ice cream and we are to provide unique personalised flavours for special events. 


In 1965 my father brought his first ice cream van and started working for himself in Eastbourne. I was brought up to learn the trade as a child 


I brought my first van in 1980 and still have the original van now that is used for vintage hire. It has been fully restored.


By the 1990's the company and the fleet was expanding with 8 vans.

red and cream Carnival ices Vintage Ice Cream Van Hire
tiger ice cream van
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Carnival ices Vintage Ice Cream Van Hire 80s
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By 2010 the fleet had grown  with all the latest modern vans and equipment but we make sure we keep our family values and personal customer service. 


We are awarded 'Mobiler of the year 2019' by the Ice Cream Alliance.

A real family achievement and reward for all the years of hard work and helping charities and other ice cream van owners. 

Carnival Ices Winners of mobiler of the year 2019 ica ice cream alliance

All our vans only have trained staff who will server your customers to the highest standards of service.

Each van is cleaned before every event and has hygiene certificates. 


  • Traditional Classic & Modern Ice Cream Vans For Hire

  • Over 35 years Professional Experience

  • Top Quality Ice Cream, All major brands and flavors

  • Highest Professional Standards in Service

  • Hygiene Certificates​

  • We pay either a set fee or percentage depending on the size of your event,

       which is payable to you on the day of the event

  • Top rates for charites

  • Reliable - Helpful - Friendly & Professional


All Vans & Staff:

  • 5 Star food hygiene food rating

  • Registered with local authority

  • Key members of staff are CRB checked

  • Fully insured with liability cover

  • All staff are fully trained

  • All major brands supplied 

  • Bespoke products supplied

  • Specialists in providing a service to suit your needs

Please call for a quotation, every event is unique.

© 2020 Carnival Ices


Telephone – 01323 761425 

Mobile – 07973 510743

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