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The Ice Dream Experience News Blog

Here you will find all our latest news (or should that be Scoops?!) together with a calendar of events of where our ice cream tricycles will be attending over the next few weeks. We’ll also keep you up to date on our new products and services being introduced so please keep popping back to visit us to see what we have in store. 

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Sep 2021 : From NEC Exhibition Ice Cream to Berkshire Wedding Ice Cream

<<Awaiting Text>><<Tensar International Exhibit at Railtex/Infrarail 2021<<Ditton Manor Wedding>>

Aug 2021 : Weddings Galore!

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Jul 2021 : Ice Cream Weddings & Ice Cream Parties Return!

<<Awaiting Text – Cheshire, Lancashire  & Yorkshire Weddings, Ice Cream Parties Cheshire>> <<‘The Sword And The Crown’ Horse Guards Parade, London>><<Corporate Drinks Party Reception>>

Jun 2021 : All Systems Go! – We’re Back From 21st June

<<Suzuki at Millbrook Proving Ground 23-24 June 2021>> <<All weddings going ahead under Covid-safe measures>> <<Ice Cream Parties going ahead under Covid-safe measures and current Government restrictions>>  <<Awaiting Text>>

Feb 2021 : Covid-19 Update

With the third and hopefully final lockdown due to begin easing next month alongside an ever increasing fast paced vaccination program, the outlook for this summer’s wedding season and some outdoor events looks to be a whole lot more positive. We remain hopeful that all restrictions will be lifted on June 21st and all bookings thereafter will go ahead as planned.

Nov 2020 : Covid-19 Update

The second national lockdown is upon us but please be assured we are still here and thankfully still taking bookings for 2021/22 and beyond!

We don’t plan to hang our scoops up just yet – Far from it!  

Aug 2020 : We’re Back In Business & Delivering Ice Dreams To Our Great NHS!

‘Thanks so much to The Ice Dream Experience and their amazing ice cream set up. As a small gesture of thanks, the senior team at Oldham Care Organisation decided to provide our hard working and dedicated junior doctors a small token of thanks with a socially distanced ice cream party as they moved to pastures new! Needless to say the ice cream went down a treat, despite the rain and the gloom of a typically English summer’s day! It was the ice cream that put smiles on many faces and our thanks to Neil and his wonderful tasting treats. Much appreciated by all on the day.’

Vinodh Devakumar, Consultant Physician & Rheumatologist 

Clinical Director – Specialist & General Medicine – The Royal Oldham Hospital

Jun 2020 : Covid-19 Update – 2021 Wedding Dates Are Being Snapped Up!

All our wedding bookings from March to August have now been postponed to either late 2020 or as in the majority of cases 2021. As a consequence of this our existing diary of bookings coupled with the now high number of 2020 postponements to 2021 we now have limited availability during the peak wedding season of June/July/August next year.

Thankfully we do have several tricycles in our fleet which has helped us accommodate the surge of postponements. This will also help us try to accommodate any future new bookings for 2021 but our advice is not to leave it too late! 

Mar 2020 : Covid19 Update – Impact On Existing Bookings

Please be reassured at this difficult time that all existing bookings can be rescheduled to a future date, either later this year or 2021. All booking deposits still remain valid and can be carried forward with no additional costs. We do have several tricycles in our fleet and all our clients who have got in touch over recent weeks to postpone their weddings we have thankfully been able to accommodate new dates without issue.

Feb 2020 : The Ice Dream Experience Serve BGT Judges’ (+Ant & Dec Too!)

BGT LogoThis month we made a return visit to The Lowry Theatre for Day 1 of the BGT Manchester Auditions again.

Our newly launched hand made vegan ice cream got a ‘Big Fat Yes!’ from the BGT Judges’. Not to miss out, Ant & Dec also got in on the act. Our tempting ‘Northern Delights’ made sure the Judges’ stopped by as they made their way into the theatre for filming. Fans of the show don’t have to wait too long as it’s due to air in April…so keep a look out folks!

Dec 2019 : Winter Wonderland & Santa Stops – Ice Dream Style

December is always busy at Dream HQ – This year our festive fleet of trikes, carts and Santa’s Grotto plus new Christmas games and props were all out and about the region trying to keep up with Santa’s busy schedule in the run up to the big day… Merry Christmas Everybody!

    

Nov 2019 : Radisson Park Plaza – Leeds

The Radisson Park Plaza, Leeds played host to a large corporate client holding a residential course over a number of weeks for some of their global employees.

To mark the completion of the milestone event and to thank employees for their participation, guests were wined and dined in style with a gourmet buffet.

For dessert, guests enjoyed our luxury Corporate Ice Cream Service served from one of our trikes several floors up overlooking the city skyline and Christmas lights.

Oct 2019 : From Carnival Birthday Parties To Spooky Halloween Parties

       

New for Autumn: Our Carnival Birthday Party Tricycle (suitable for either ice cream or sweets). In addition to a personalised menu board we also include the name of the child on a number plate which in the above case was for Piper who was celebrating her 4th birthday.

Also new for the Halloween season, we have our own Children’s Spooky Tent complete with 8ft high Scary Tree plus our Halloween themed ‘I Scream’ Tricycle which not only looks great but with spooky flavours on board like Monster Mint & Vampire Vanilla it’s also great for cooling down kids from all that partying!  See our Themed Parties page for further details.

Sep 2019 : Book Early For Your Office Christmas Party! We have Some Great Ideas!

Calling all Office Party Organisers! Are you looking for unique party ideas? How about Festive Ice Dreams & Treats to get you well and truly in the Christmas Spirit! 

We have an impressive fully mobile Winter Fleet of trikes and carts that include: 

The Ice Dream Sleigh, The Alpine Snow Trike, Traditional Wooden Candy Cart plus our classic Traditional Red & Green Festive Trike! Whether it’s festive flavours of ice cream, alcoholic ice pops, selections of fudge/candy/sweets or just chilling your own party drinks – We’ve got it covered! If you would like a quote for any of our services, please complete the short enquiry form on our Contact Us Page.

Aug 2019 : Weddings at Coworth Park, Ascot & Wrest Hall, Silsoe

For Jaimini & Ravi’s wedding in the grounds of Wrest Hall, Silsoe, the weather was somewhat breezy and overcast; but having our ice cream tricycles set up inside the impressive orangery following their ceremony, their close to 200 wedding guests soon forgot about the gloomy clouds outside as they enjoyed such exotic ice cream flavours as Ferrero Rocher, Mango & Passion Fruit and Coconut.

Ice Dreams also came true for Sumit & Sonia’s wedding reception at Coworth Park, Ascot. We were tipped off  by the groom that the bride’s grandfather – Badgis, once owned an Ice Cream Truck. Sumit wanted to surprise Sonia with a fitting tribute to Badgis at their wedding by having his name on the ice cream menu board which we duly arranged. ‘Operation Scoop’ then went ahead and we set up our tricycles discreetly out of view and following the speeches the lovely surprise was sprung, much to the delight of the bride. – Job Done!

Jul 2019 : Corporate Ice Creams – Nationwide

…here’s a flavour of some of the Corporate events we attended this month:  

  • Sir Alex Ferguson’s Annual Golf Classic sponsored by Morson Group.
  • Canada Life, Potters Bar – Reward  & Recognition to 600 staff.
  • Key Travel Group, Manchester – Office Summer Party/BBQ for 200 employees.
  • Cision Group, Canary Wharf, London – Reward  & Recognition to 250 staff.
  • Cratus Communications Annual Corporate Drinks Party – West Beach, Bournemouth.
  • Openreach, Liverpool, Sheffield and Norwich – Saying Thank you to employees.
  • Otley Cycle Races, Yorkshire – Corporate  enclosure serving 200 VIPs.
  • Shoosmiths LLP, Leeds – Treating staff to ice creams.
  • Bellway Homes, Wigan & Preston – Show Home Open Days.
  • David Lewis Organisation – Annual Summer Party.

Jun 2019 : Company Car In Action Sees Ice Dream Support Suzuki

   Following the success of our Corporate Ice Cream Service last year in  supporting Suzuki at Silverstone and Millbrook we made another return visit this year to the iconic Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire as Suzuki exhibited their range of fleet cars at Company Car In Action – a flagship event in the fleet world calendar.  We were not blessed with great weather this year but we were still able to maintain a high footfall to the Suzuki exhibition stand with our popular branded trike and branded ice creams over the two day event.

May 2019 : Great Review From Great Rail Journeys Product Launch

‘What a fantastic day we’ve had at Great Rail Journeys! The Ice Dream Team were wonderful, bringing ice cream heaven to 150 employees at our head office in York! From the branding support to the ice cream flavours – the whole experience was not only delicious, but so much fun! We absolutely loved it, Neil & Tracey were so polite, tidy, patient and enthusiastic – would recommend to anyone! Thank you so much, you’ve helped us celebrate a new product launch perfectly!’   Frances Geale Brand Manager – Great Rail Journeys

Apr 2019 : The Ice Dream Experience In Food & Drink Guide 2019

We’re in!… Since moving into our new Borough we are proud to be listed in the Rossendale Food & Drink Guide 2019 and we look forward to welcoming new business from our local community. 

We’ve already had a busy April thanks to the lovely Easter sunshine and our ice creams went down a ‘Storm’ with the locals not to mention Chewbacca & the band of Star Wars Troopers who dropped in on us at the Bacup Easter Festival!

 

Mar 2019 : Forthcoming Wedding Fairs & Public Events

Event: Bacup Easter Festival, Irwell Terrace, Bacup Date: 20th Apr Time: 10-4 p.m.

Venue: Big Chief Tipis Wedding Weekend, Mobberley. Dates: 27-28th Apr  Time: 11-4 p.m. 

Venue: Astley Bank Hotel Wedding Fair, Darwen. Date: 10th May  Time: 6-9 p.m. 

Venue: Stirk House Hotel Wedding Fair, Gisburn. Date: 19th May  Time: 11-4 p.m. 

Venue: Dunkenhalgh Hotel Wedding Open Day, Blackburn. Date: 19th May  Time: 12-3 p.m.

Event: Accrington Lions Fun Day – St Johns School, Rishton Date: 19th May  Time: 11-4 p.m.

Event: Bacup Heritage Day, Irwell Terrace, Bacup Date: 25th May  Time: 10-4 p.m.

Event: Great Harwood Agricultural Show, New Showground Date: 27th May  Time: 10-4 p.m.

Event: Child Action NW – Pound Day, Foxfields, Billington Date: 2nd June  Time: 10-4 p.m.

Feb 2019 : The Ice Dream Team Scoop For Britain’s Got Talent

2019 BGTNo, we weren’t auditioning! The Producer’s of the show contacted us to attend day 1 of the Manchester Auditions at The Lowry to serve ice cream to the Judges’ We had a great day soaking up the party atmosphere and all the excitement upon the BGT Judges’ arrival through to the live auditions. Our cameras unfortunately were not permitted with our back-stage passes, but hey! – we came, we saw, we scooped! and we can’t wait to watch series 13 scheduled to be broadcast on ITV in early April.

Jan 2019 : New Year, New Borough, New Website & Blog

Happy New Year Everyone! 

The Ice Dream Experience relocated last year a little closer to Manchester and set our new Dream HQ in Rossendale. This naturally meant that we had to be reassessed for our food hygiene by our new Borough Council and we are proud to report that we have maintained our Food Standard Agency 5 Rating, the highest rating that can be given under the national scheme.  

We also took some time out this month to update our website which if you are reading this, then you’ll be seeing the revised site which includes this new Blog and also 3 products & services pages: Seasonal EventsThemed Parties and Vintage China & Props Hire.  Please take a look as all pages now contain some new and exciting Experiences and also some unique party props for hire.