The number of people driving electric vehicles on UK roads is increasing, which means there is a higher demand for charging infrastructure. Read on as we discuss some enjoyable family friendly attractions that have charging outlets available for their visitors.
Diggerland Durham - Durham
Diggerland’s Durham location is a popular day out with kids and adults alike, as you can drive and operate a full-size digger and various other construction vehicles. They also have other attractions such as adult experience days, indoor soft play and the Spindizzy digger ride!
There is an EV charging point which is free for visitors located in the car park, offering up to 11kW.
Edinburgh Zoo - Edinburgh
Edinburgh Zoo is a fantastic day out for all the family. From roaring lions to adorable penguins, the list of animals that reside at the zoo goes on and on. The park is run by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, who provide excellent conservation efforts all over the globe.
The car park contains two EV chargers that are free for customers to use.
Chessington World of Adventures - Chessington, London
Chessington World of Adventures is very aptly named considering it has a theme park, aquarium and a zoo. This helps it to be a major hit with all age groups. The hotel located on the site is just as enjoyable, with themed bedrooms and top-quality facilities for everyone to enjoy.
The hotel car park contains four EV charging points that can be used by visitors during their stay.
Thorpe Park - Surrey
Thorpe Park continues to be one of the UK’s most popular theme parks. Home to Stealth, the fastest rollercoaster in the UK which can reach speeds of 0-80mph in under 2 seconds, it’s easy to see why thrill-seekers love this place.
You have access to four EV chargers, which is included in the price of a car park ticket, so you can charge up your vehicle while you enjoy the rides and facilities of the park.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach - Blackpool
Another popular theme park is Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Home to a whole host of rollercoasters and other attractions such as crazy golf and a horror show, Pleasure Beach is a fun family day out suitable for all ages.
There are two EV chargers located in the Balmoral Road Car Park to charge your vehicle.
The Centre for Alternative Technology - Machynlleth
The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a centre in Wales that focuses on sustainable living and all things eco-friendly. You can have a family day out here enjoying long walks in the stunning gardens, learning new skills in one of their workshops, or by just visiting the cutting-edge buildings on site.
It’s no surprise that somewhere like this has an EV charging bay located in its car park.
Sundown Adventureland - Retford
Sundown Adventureland is a theme park designed for children. There are over 20 rides and attractions on site for families to enjoy. The park is also full of various play areas, and there is even a candy castle.
Sundown Adventureland's car park contains six EV chargers for their customers to use.
Brean Leisure Park - Burnham-on-Sea
Brean Leisure Park is the largest holiday park in South-West England. There is a golf course, rides, water slides and plenty of entertainment suitable for the whole family. Complete with lodges and fantastic restaurants, the park is certainly fun for all.
There is an EV charger located in the car park which is operated by Pod Point.
The Wave - Bristol
The wave in Bristol is a surfer’s paradise. A massive 180-metre pool that creates artificial waves in crystal-clear water. Tuition can be booked, so whether you are a pro or an absolute beginner, it’s a great place to go for a family day out.
There are two EV charging points at the facility, each fitted with two sockets.
Brockhole Activity Centre - Windermere
Based in the Lake District, Brockhole Outdoor Activity Centre provides all sorts of family fun from archery through to an adventure playground. If the water is more your scene, you can hire boats and paddle boards to explore the wonderful Lake Windermere
All the profits that are made from the EV chargers go towards the conservation of the Lake District National Park.
Loch Ness Centre - Inverness
Loch Ness is arguably the most popular Loch to visit in Scotland, with visitors hopeful they may catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster. Nessie aside, Loch Ness is a stunning, large loch with a centre that is dedicated to the monster and shows "sightings" and teaches people about the loch.
An EV charging station is nearby, with one being just a five-minute walk away.
Elan Valley - Powys
The Elan Valley is a true beauty of Wales, allowing visitors to spend their time walking through the stunning scenery, take a ride down the magnificent cycle tracks or enjoy fishing in the vast open waters.
The visitor’s car park has two EV chargers included in the price of parking.
Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park - Stirling
Located in Stirling, Scotland, Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park is a fun family day out for animal lovers. There is a drive-thru safari experience to get up close and personal with the animals. There are also packages for adults that involve playing the role of zookeeper for a day, learning how to take care of and feed the many animals that are in the park.
There are two EV chargers located in the park, each with 22kW.
RHS Garden Bridgewater - Greater Manchester
Queen Victoria and King Edward VII once stayed in this stunning area now known as RHS Garden Bridgewater. Home to the wild Ellesmere Lake, tranquil Chinese garden and three wonderful cafes, this is an educational yet scenic day out for all the family to enjoy.
There are three EV chargers at the location.
Haynes Motor Museum - Yoevil
Located in Somerset, Haynes Motor Museum contains vintage cars and is an interesting day out for any automobile fan. Enjoy learning about the history of the fastest racing cars over the decades, or simply marvel at the collection of classic cars on show.
The car park contains space for eight cars to be charged at the same time using the four EV chargers available.
The Donkey Sanctuary - Sidmouth, Devon
The Donkey Sanctuary is a safe space for mistreated mules and donkeys. A visit here will allow you to meet, stroke and play with the cute and fluffy residents. There are gardens to walk through and restaurants and cafes that donate their profits back into the charity.
There are two free EV charging points available for visitors to use whilst they spend time with the animals.
Penbryn Beach - Cardigan Bay
Penbryn Beach is an idyllic golden beach located on the west coast of Wales. All members of the family can enjoy a relaxing day sunbathing or paddling in the summer, or a brisk seaside walk in the colder months.
There is an EV charger located in the beach car park for beach goers to enjoy.
The Deep - Hull
Located in Hull, The Deep offers one of the best immersive aquarium experiences in the UK. Visit a whole array of sea creatures from clown fish to sharks as you learn about the fish in more detail from professionals.
There are free EV chargers to use for customers of The Deep car park during their opening hours.
RSPB Minsmere - Saxmundham
This is a fun day out for birdwatchers and nature lovers alike. RSPB Minsmere has seven hides which you can do a spot of birdwatching from. Located in a stunning part of the East coast, there are stunning views to enjoy.
You can prebook the EV charger that is available over the phone prior to your visit.
Waddesdon Manor - Aylesbury
Operated by the National Trust, Waddesdon Manor is one of the organisation's most visited properties. With plenty going on, especially as the Christmas period approaches, the whole family can enjoy a day out at this historic venue and garden.
There are four free EV chargers located in the car park.