Microgapping in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Microgap (Mini Gap Year) Ideas

Ever thought of taking a microgap? Perhaps you’ve been toying with the idea of taking a gap year, but can’t quite manage it. Well, a microgap is like a shorter gap year, anything from a few days to a few months. A chance to travel and experience new things.

You don’t even have to take time off work! You could have a weekend in Edinburgh, one in London, another in York, and work in between. If this is something you’re considering, read on! We’ve put together some mini gap year ideas for trips to Edinburgh. Our beautiful city is packed full of amazing activities and experiences. It’s the perfect place for a microgapping adventure!

Trek Edinburgh

Man hiking in the Pentland Hills

Set out on a journey of discovery, as you trek and hike around this spectacular city. It’s a great way to connect with nature, get out in the fresh air and see the city in a new light.

Conquer Arthur’s Seat, explore Calton Hill and trek through the Pentlands. Start planning with our guide to the best hill walks In Edinburgh.

Get Cooking

Cookery students plating up meals

Take a short cookery course here in Edinburgh and you’ll be a master chef in no time!

From one-day workshops to extended gap year courses, there’s something for everyone at the New Town Cookery School. No matter how long your stay in the city.

Festival Fun

Mic on stage in front of red curtains and lights

If you’re looking for a unique experience, spend some time at Edinburgh’s summer festivals.

During the month of August, our city hosts the International Festival and Festival Fringe, along with several other arts events and performances. Take a few days, or the whole month, to see as many shows as you can and soak up the amazing atmosphere.

Give Something Back

Volunteers putting food into bags to help a charity

Finally, if you’d like to use your Edinburgh short break to do something for others, there are plenty ways to volunteer in Edinburgh. From helping out at charity shops and fundraising events, to providing care and support for children and adults in need.

Browse the Volunteer Edinburgh website for opportunities.

For more microgap and gap year ideas, visit our Edinburgh Guide and discover amazing attractions and things to do in our wonderful city.