|Where||Anywhere, United Kingdom|
|Date Posted||September 27, 2019|
|Who's it for?||
THE BEST BITS OF A GAP YEAR IN A FEW DAYS
The gap year is a rite of passage for those leaving higher education, as well as those in their 20s and 30s taking career breaks. But what if you could enjoy the richness of experiences and developmental opportunities offered on a traditional gap year – in England, without having to quit the day job by ‘microgapping’?
Let us introduce to you #MyMicrogap: The best bits of a gap year in a few days. Right here in the UK.
This October we are delighted to be working with VisitEngland to showcase the amazing experiences you can have on a microgap by hosting The Microgap Weekender! The Microgap Weekenders are a series of day trips that will be taking place around England this October, showing off some of the microgaps you can do in this country.
Whether you like to: Go Wild, Switch Off, Give Back or Learn More on a break, we have an itinerary for each!
- Go Wild – have an amazing adventure in England. Creators will take to the water in Sheffield, The “Outdoor City”, for some stand up paddleboarding and kayaking, with a pit-stop to refuel for a delicious lunch around Sheffield’s Victoria Quays.
- Learn More - visit one of the UK’s cultural hotspots, Bristol, where you’ll head out on a graffiti tour and then create your own masterpiece in a spray-paint workshop. After lunch at a local sustainably-sourced restaurant you’ll try your hand with a spirit-making masterclass.
- Switch Off - life can be pretty hectic so take a moment to breathe in the sea air along the Brighton coast. Stretch out your muscles with some beachside yoga, followed by a sauna session – and maybe a dip in the sea! Switch off your phone and focus on nothing but your breathing.
- Give Back - it’s cool to be kind. This Margate Microgap is all about how we can give back to our community and the environment. How small alterations in our day to day lives can create a huge difference. You’ll learn how to upcycle clothes at a boutique vintage retailer, before heading out on a beach clean and a celebratory tipple before heading home.
Get involved with #MyMicrogap
We’d love to hear more about your own experiences of a Microgap in England. Pop a post of your trip on social media and tag it with #MyMicrogap so that we, and VisitEngland, can see and share!
Join us for a Microgap Weekender
Would you like to come along on one of these fantastic day trips?
Each trip will have around 20 content creators and we’re keeping a few spots open for people who let us know why they’d love to be there. All you need to do is fill out the below form, letting us know a little about you and which trip(s) you’d like to come on.
HOW TO APPLY