Monday (inc.bank holiday) CLOSED
Wednesday - Saturday 12noon til 9pm
Sunday 12noon til 6pm
One off closure dates 2021
Summer Break 2021
Xmas & New year 2022/2023
We will be closed for our customary winter break from:
Monday, November 20th 2022 and will reopen Weds, January 25th 2023 :)
1c, 160-164 Wellington Road
We are based in South Manchester inbetween Manchester Airport and the city centre.
We are around 15mins away by car from Manchester Airport (6 miles away) and 15mins away by car from Manchester City Centre (4 miles away)
We are situated behind Withington Library on the corner of Wilmslow Road, Wellington Road and Rippingham Road.
We are situated in the same building block as the Britannia Group and next to Jordan Fishwick estate agents.
Although the address is M20 3FU finding us is easier with M20 3FX which takes you onto Rippingham road via the correct one way system.
There is disabled dedicated parking situated on Wellington road, outside the library - about 30 metres from Ice Shack if your coming to visit by car.
There are no ramps or stairs at the entrance and the whole cafe is situated on one level. The entrance doorway is suitable for wheelchair access and we try and keep the cafe as spacious and streamlined as possible for maneuverability.
The toilet is accessed towards the rear of the cafe and has a standalone toilet with a safety rail available if needed.
If we haven’t pro-actively accommodated your needs then please let us know and we will do our best :)
There are plenty of bike racks situated outside the Britannia Group Building, Withington library.
If you going towards Manchester by bus (42,142 etc) please get off at Withington Library where you are just 45 seconds walk from us.
If your going towards Didsbury by bus (42,142 etc) please get off at Natwest, cross over Wilmslow road and head back towards the Library where we are situated just on the left.
The road we are situated on (Rippingham Road) is one way.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ICE SHACK IS BASED WITHIN A RESIDENTIAL BLOCK (as we are at the end of the high street).
ON STREET CAR PARKING IS FREE BUT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO FIND DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF US BUT THERES USUALLY THERES LOTS OF PARKING FURTHER DOWN RIPPINGHAM ROAD OR IN PARALLEL STREETS.
The nearest train station is Mauldeth Road which is 0.8 mile away.
The nearest tram stops are Burton Road 0.8 mile away and West Didsbury 1.0 mile away.
No matter the species, your companions are always welcome at Ice Shack. They are free to sit on the couches and use the space as you would.
We do have a lot of different animals coming into the café including rabbits, parrots, humans, cats, dogs, etc so please be mindful of others :)
If it gets a little too much there's a park 100metres away (Old Moat Park) for some fresh air.
If you have any problems finding us or if you have any questions then please don't hestitate to contact us via the below methods :)
(We aim to respond to all emails within one working day)
Telephone: Due to the busy nature of the business and our very small team, we do not have a direct contact number. We want to give a personal experience in the parlour and having a ringing phone would detract us from this goal. As the business grows we may look into getting this facility.
We are very active on emails and social media so please contact us via these methods :)
We currently have no job vacancies but please follow us on Facebook or keep visiting this page as we will advertise job positions when they are available.
We are a very small team running a small business but please feel free to pop down and say 'hi' and get to know us (and allow us to get to know you).
(UPDATED March 2022 - no potential vacancies until 2022)