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Avis UK’s Day Trips for the Soul

London, June 2020:

Getting away from the city and exploring new destinations shouldn’t just be reserved for holidays – day trips are a perfect opportunity for that much needed break, and a quick trip away encourages discovery of new areas close to home and a chance to recharge without having to take additional time off.

Last year Brits took over 1.3 billion day trips and with travel abroad limited and much uncertainty surrounding overnight stays in the UK, it’s likely that the great British day trip will be more popular than ever this year.

As we emerge from lockdown and start to venture out, it’s a perfect time to tick off new destinations close to home and enjoy some time away, without travelling too far afield. Whether it’s a new picnic spot to discover with the family, a new running route to conquer, or simply some new scenery to enjoy, getting away for the day provides a refreshing break from our daily routines.

Below is some inspiration from Avis UK, so whether you’re looking to relax or do something a little more active with your day, we’ve got something for everyone – and the best places to go. We’ve also included how to get there.

Best picnic spots with open spaces to play sports:

  1.  Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire
    How to get there: 1h 35 min drive from Central London
  2. Stowe, Buckinghamshire
    How to get there: 1h 43 min drive from Central London
  3. Hinton Ampner, Hampshire
    How to get there: 1h 33 drive from Central London

Best running routes to get the heart rate up:

  1. Bewl Water, Tunbridge Wells
    How to get there: 1 h 15 min drive from Central London
  2. Epping Forest, Essex
    How to get there: 1 h 10 min drive from Central London  
  3. Box Hill, Surrey
    How to get there: 1 h 16 min drive from Central London

Best walks with a view:

  1. Seven Sisters Cliffs, East Sussex
    How to get there: 2 h 9 min drive from Central London
  2. Coombe Hill, Aylesbury
    How to get there: 1 h 20 mins drive from Central London 
  3. Hastings Circular Walk, East Sussex
    How to get there: 2 h 12 min drive from Central London  


Nina Bell, Managing Director, UK & Scandinavia, Avis Budget Group commented: “What better way to safely explore and discover a new and exciting place right on your doorstep than by going on a day trip? Renting a car gives people the freedom to safely and comfortably go to places that are unreachable by other modes of transport, and the flexibility to plan a day trip. Avis UK offers a broad range of cars, so whether you need a big car for a family adventure or a smaller car for a romantic trip, you will find the rental car best suited to you.”

For those looking to get safely back on the road as lockdown eases, Avis UK has launched its Avis Safety Pledge, which sets out the relentless commitment to keep every one of its customers and employees safe. Customers can book with confidence this summer as Avis UK will waive all cancellation fees for bookings before 1st September 2020. Those looking to book a day trip can also use the Avis App which offers a low contact, seamless booking process, and gives customers control of their rental experience from start to finish, all at the touch of a button.

To find the perfect car for your next adventure, visit https://www.avis.co.uk/car-hire.