I n North America we call them short breaks or weekend getaways, in the UK they call it - 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.  

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Potential microgaps can include:

Oxney Organic Estate
Enjoying the glamping vibes of Oxney Organic Estate in East Sussex whilst learning all about the English wine revolution for on this cultural microgap experience. Gorgeous organic vineyard and winery with tours and accommodation, located within the High Weald area of outstanding natural beauty and 20 minute drive to the South East England coast. See also related story.

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.

British Country Sports provides bespoke UK based game bird & simulated game shooting, deer stalking, fly fishing days & luxury concierge services for discerning clients.

As well as premium quality field sports they also provide VIP airport and departure services, 5-Star London and countryside accommodation including castles, manor houses and hotel/spas, chauffeured road and helicopter transportation, escorted field equipment and clothing shopping, chauffeur guided sightseeing tours of 1-14 days duration and behind the scenes tours of famous horse racing stables and studs at Newmarket - the birthplace of Thoroughbred horse racing.

Inspire2Adventure
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.

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.

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.

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