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.

Zip World Slate Caverns

Slate Caverns houses world first underground and above ground adventures. With views across Snowdonia from the top of Titan, where you can zip 1890m from half the height of Snowdon, to the world’s only subterranean playground of its kind, Bounce Below, and Caverns, the most incredible underground adventure zip line and adventure course – thrill seekers will be in their element.

Zip World Fforest

With adventures to keep them busy all day, your clients can choose from the Fforest Coaster, the UK’s only alpine coaster of its kind, bouncing fun on Treetop Nets or zip line and adventure courses high in the trees on Tree Hoppers or Zip Safari – plus they could try Europe’s highest giant swing, Skyride, if they dare!

CRATE Brewery

CRATE was established in Hackney Wick in 2012 when the London Olympics were in full swing. We invite you to visit us for a brewery tour and to sample our range of superb craft beers.

Twizy Tours & Experiences

Get behind the wheel of the adorable, electric, 2-seat, Union Jack wrapped Renault Twizy & drive yourself through the streets of London with our highly entertaining GPS guided audio tours created by our award winning team. Or rent a Twizy...

Honister Slate Mine

Take in the stunning views as you stand 2,000 feet high above Honister Slate Mine in the Lake District National Park. With thrilling experiences including the Infinity Bridge and the Via Ferrata climbing route, your clients will have memories that will stay with them for ever.

Bristol Hoppers

Drink beer like a Bristolian! Explore Bristol's fantastic craft beer scene with a local guide who is passionate about beer. Tours will also take in local sights and history. Want to do a tour at your own pace? Why not try one of our self-guided tours instead?

Secret Beer Tour – London

Located right next to the affluent financial centre of London, Shoreditch is the area that sets the trends and creates the fashions. Embark on a liquid journey with us at the edge of both neighborhoods to discover the coolest places to sample the best craft beer.

Plymouth Boat Trips

Ever wanted to explore the high seas and catch your dinner? You can do just that with Plymouth Boat Trips. Fish the local waters, reefs and wrecks of Plymouth Sound for mackerel, herring, cod or pollock and try and spot minke whales, basking sharks, dolphins or even leatherback turtles! On returning to the harbour stop at The Boathouse Café on the quayside to have your catch prepared and cooked to order.

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...

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.

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.


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.

Hiver Beers

Join us for our unique Hiver Experience - get kitted out in bee-keeping gear for a hands-on look at the hives and the bees before enjoying a tutored beer and food matching session. Choose from two locations: Bee Urban in South London or Albourne Estate - a stunning British vineyard in Sussex. We’re convinced that this Experience will leave you buzzing!

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.

ACE Adventure & Hideaway

We offer the best white water rafting in the UK from our glamping and camping site in Moray, Scotland. Other experiences we can offer include canoeing & kayaking, canyoning, river tubing & cliff jumping, paintball and disc golf!

Up at The O2

An unforgettable 90 minute experience and climb over the iconic roof of the world’s most popular entertainment venue. You’ll ascend all the way to the top of the O2 and via the walkway, suspended 52 metres above ground level, kitted out with...

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.