THE world’s smallest ice cream van will be visiting intu Merry Hill next week.

Shoppers will be able to see the van, which is 47 inches long and 39 inches high, at the Brierley Hill shopping centre on Wednesday (August 9).

Free ice creams will also be dished out but people don't have to worry about dashing after it to claim their sweet treat - it is only capable of travelling at 12mph.

Robert Pickersgill, the centre’s marketing manager, said: “We work really hard to create experiences that will surprise and delight our customers and make each individual shopping trip a happier, more memorable one.”