The Best Trips to Take in Your EV This Bank Holiday

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May 31, 2022

Bank holidays are officially the business, but the upcoming Platinum Jubilee bank holiday is even better than most.

Most Brits will be able to enjoy a four-day bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June. That’s two extra days to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years of service and get out and about in your electric vehicle.

With the weather warming up, this is the perfect opportunity to explore some of the finest sights and attractions our isle has to offer, and even escape a little further afield, all while being kind to the environment in your EV.

Don’t let charging anxiety spoil your trip

No matter where you’re heading, the Bonnet app will always locate your nearest and most convenient charge points from our network of more than 17 charge point providers. So, you can zip off in your electric car without having to worry about where your next charge is coming from. 

5 beautiful places to go this bank holiday weekend

1. Hiking on the North York Moors

The only problem with bank holiday jaunts is that just about everybody else in the country is doing the same thing, which makes everything horribly busy. That’s why it pays to go a little against the grain. While everyone else is flocking to the Lake District and the South Downs, head away from the crowds and enjoy the serenity and scenery of the wild North York Moors. 

You can follow in the footsteps of medieval monks and hike from Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey or spend a day or two exploring the beautiful coastline of Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay. It’s also an incredible drive, with ancient abbeys, picturesque villages and the openness of the moors to savour along the way.  

2. Discover Netherlands’ second city

While Amsterdam is well and truly on the tourist trail, Rotterdam is the Netherlands’ often forgotten second city. That frees you up to enjoy its many attractions without having to dodge the crowds. 

Rotterdam is one of the most modern and architecturally interesting cities to visit in Europe, with innovative buildings such as the Centraal Station, the De Rotterdam tower and the new Markthal (Market Hall). There are also plenty of galleries and museums to explore as well as gentle boat trips along the canal. 

You can get the Eurostar to Rotterdam, which takes you 3hrs 30mins and costs from £100 to £300 (expect to pay a premium on a bank holiday). Or, you can take your electric vehicle on the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle. That gets you from Folkestone to Calais in just 35 minutes. From there, it’s a 3hr 30min drive to Rotterdam. At Bonnet, we have more than 30,000 EV charge points across the Netherlands, so there are no worries about charging your car. 

3. An island adventure on Anglesey

Wales has to be one of the most underrated destinations for a short staycation. Although travellers flock to the Snowdonia National Park in their droves, many other areas, such as Pembrokeshire in West Wales, The Conwy Valley in North Wales and the island of Anglesey, are often overlooked. 

Anglesey is just a few hours’ drive from the major cities of Bristol, Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester, putting it well within the reach of many electric vehicles on a single charge. Once you’re there, you can sample all kinds of family adventures, with kayaking, sailing, surfing and coasteering all on the menu. If that sounds too much like hard work, you can explore the beautiful landscape, hit the coastal paths or step back in time at the castles of Beaumaris or Aberlleiniog.

4. Northumberland Coastline to soothe the soul 

Foreign holidays are great and all, but having so many European city breaks on our doorstep means we can miss out on some of the finest destinations the UK has to offer. The Northumberland Coast, with its perfectly preserved castles, barely trodden beaches and hauntingly beautiful Kielder Forest Park, is a prime example. 

The Northumberland Coast is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that stretches 40 miles from the coastline of Berwick-Upon-Tweed to the River Coquet Estuary in the Northeast of England. You can discover the charms of the traditional seaside towns and villages and devour some of the best seafood you’ll ever taste.   

5. A seaside break on Jersey

Jersey is the UK’s sunniest location, soaking up 342 more hours of sunlight than anywhere else in the UK last year. Need we say more? Probably not, but we will. 

As well as basking in the early summer sunshine, Jersey is also a practical bank holiday destination. Just four hours from the south coast by ferry, it has some of the UK’s best beaches, including Portelet Bay and Plémont Bay, which are much quieter than beaches on the mainland. 

You can also take your electric vehicle on the ferry, so you don’t have to rely on public transport. And with plenty of charging points dotted around the island, there’s no risk of charging anxiety spoiling your trip. 

Time to get tripping

Wherever you live, there are some fantastic bank holiday destinations just a few hours away in your electric vehicle. So download the Bonnet app, pack your bags and zip off into the bank holiday sunshine (fingers crossed, hey).

May 31, 2022

Bank holidays are officially the business, but the upcoming Platinum Jubilee bank holiday is even better than most.

Most Brits will be able to enjoy a four-day bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June. That’s two extra days to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years of service and get out and about in your electric vehicle.

With the weather warming up, this is the perfect opportunity to explore some of the finest sights and attractions our isle has to offer, and even escape a little further afield, all while being kind to the environment in your EV.

Don’t let charging anxiety spoil your trip

No matter where you’re heading, the Bonnet app will always locate your nearest and most convenient charge points from our network of more than 17 charge point providers. So, you can zip off in your electric car without having to worry about where your next charge is coming from. 

5 beautiful places to go this bank holiday weekend

1. Hiking on the North York Moors

The only problem with bank holiday jaunts is that just about everybody else in the country is doing the same thing, which makes everything horribly busy. That’s why it pays to go a little against the grain. While everyone else is flocking to the Lake District and the South Downs, head away from the crowds and enjoy the serenity and scenery of the wild North York Moors. 

You can follow in the footsteps of medieval monks and hike from Helmsley to Rievaulx Abbey or spend a day or two exploring the beautiful coastline of Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay. It’s also an incredible drive, with ancient abbeys, picturesque villages and the openness of the moors to savour along the way.  

2. Discover Netherlands’ second city

While Amsterdam is well and truly on the tourist trail, Rotterdam is the Netherlands’ often forgotten second city. That frees you up to enjoy its many attractions without having to dodge the crowds. 

Rotterdam is one of the most modern and architecturally interesting cities to visit in Europe, with innovative buildings such as the Centraal Station, the De Rotterdam tower and the new Markthal (Market Hall). There are also plenty of galleries and museums to explore as well as gentle boat trips along the canal. 

You can get the Eurostar to Rotterdam, which takes you 3hrs 30mins and costs from £100 to £300 (expect to pay a premium on a bank holiday). Or, you can take your electric vehicle on the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle. That gets you from Folkestone to Calais in just 35 minutes. From there, it’s a 3hr 30min drive to Rotterdam. At Bonnet, we have more than 30,000 EV charge points across the Netherlands, so there are no worries about charging your car. 

3. An island adventure on Anglesey

Wales has to be one of the most underrated destinations for a short staycation. Although travellers flock to the Snowdonia National Park in their droves, many other areas, such as Pembrokeshire in West Wales, The Conwy Valley in North Wales and the island of Anglesey, are often overlooked. 

Anglesey is just a few hours’ drive from the major cities of Bristol, Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester, putting it well within the reach of many electric vehicles on a single charge. Once you’re there, you can sample all kinds of family adventures, with kayaking, sailing, surfing and coasteering all on the menu. If that sounds too much like hard work, you can explore the beautiful landscape, hit the coastal paths or step back in time at the castles of Beaumaris or Aberlleiniog.

4. Northumberland Coastline to soothe the soul 

Foreign holidays are great and all, but having so many European city breaks on our doorstep means we can miss out on some of the finest destinations the UK has to offer. The Northumberland Coast, with its perfectly preserved castles, barely trodden beaches and hauntingly beautiful Kielder Forest Park, is a prime example. 

The Northumberland Coast is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that stretches 40 miles from the coastline of Berwick-Upon-Tweed to the River Coquet Estuary in the Northeast of England. You can discover the charms of the traditional seaside towns and villages and devour some of the best seafood you’ll ever taste.   

5. A seaside break on Jersey

Jersey is the UK’s sunniest location, soaking up 342 more hours of sunlight than anywhere else in the UK last year. Need we say more? Probably not, but we will. 

As well as basking in the early summer sunshine, Jersey is also a practical bank holiday destination. Just four hours from the south coast by ferry, it has some of the UK’s best beaches, including Portelet Bay and Plémont Bay, which are much quieter than beaches on the mainland. 

You can also take your electric vehicle on the ferry, so you don’t have to rely on public transport. And with plenty of charging points dotted around the island, there’s no risk of charging anxiety spoiling your trip. 

Time to get tripping

Wherever you live, there are some fantastic bank holiday destinations just a few hours away in your electric vehicle. So download the Bonnet app, pack your bags and zip off into the bank holiday sunshine (fingers crossed, hey).

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