Microgapping in the UK

You say short breaks. We say microgapping. It’s a short break, with one important difference … a range of experiences and activities that would typically be enjoyed on a gap year, between study and work – right here for the taking. So whether it’s learning how to make your very own bottle of gin, under the expert eye of a master mixer, or taking a riding lesson through London’s Richmond Park, it’s a chance for visitors of all ages to see a new side to Britain.

Microgapping Suppliers

Take a look at the suppliers below, to get a taste of what makes a great microgap. All of the activities and products listed are set up for work with the travel trade, so can easily be incorporated into itineraries and programmes.

If you are a UK supplier and you would like to be involved in our microgapping campaign, please create a listing for your product on our supplier directory, and then get in touch with us to discuss opportunities.

British Country Sports

Take a polo lesson, or go clay pigeon shooting before staying overnight in a British Castle, with British Country Sports, to experience a taste of luxury microgapping.

Oxney Organic Estate

Visitors can enjoy the glamping vibes of Oxney Organic Estate in East Sussex whilst learning all about the English wine revolution for on this cultural microgap experience.

Adventure Tours UK

At Adventure Tours UK we've carefully crafted world-class UK outdoor adventures, and made them easy to book, wherever in the world you are. So you can make every minute, every challenge and every breathtaking view count. Getting you out into the...


From paddle boarding to gorge scrambling, guided kayaking to rock climbing, experience a different side to The Forest of Dean, Wye Valley & Monmouthshire with Inspire2Adventure's adventure microgaps.

Gloucester Cathedral

A cathedral experience with a twist! Visitors will climb 269 steps up a winding medieval spiral staircase, sip a glass of bubbles at the top and enjoy some of the very Instagram-able views of the Gloucestershire countryside.

Preseli Venture

We are passionate about Pembrokeshire, and about sea kayaking, surfing, coasteering and hiking the Pembrokeshire coast. Don’t just take our word for it – feel free to explore. A wealth of guided adventures, woodland and beach activities, and inspirational coastal and countryside walks awaits you.

The Heights of Abraham

For the adventurous microgapper, take in spectacular views of Derwent Valley by cable car before descending into the Great Masson Cavern and exploring the million year old cavern system by the light of a miners candle.

Iles Tours

Our tours cover locations from Newcastle’s Quayside through to the UNESCO world heritage sites of Durham and Hadrian’s Wall.

Wilderness Scotland Ltd

Experience Scotland’s rugged coastline from a unique perspective and learn a new skill, by taking to the water on a sea kayak - just one of the many adventurous microgap worthy experiences offered by Wilderness Scotland.