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Take a micro-gap in Suffolk

6 ready experiences: Take a Micro-Gap in Suffolk

‘What is a micro-gap?', I hear you say. Well, it’s the gap without the year, an adventure in just a few days, getting to know a place like a local, with a chance to learn something new. As it happens, we have just the thing: 6 ready experiences that will take you on a journey of self-discovery, self-fulfilment and the chance to let yourself go! Plus, and more importantly, you'll have something to boast about to your friends and family!

Which will you choose? Get ready to experience Suffolk like never before.
Iken Canoe SnapeWatersports on Suffolk's coast and estuaries (Iken Canoe at Snape)

1. River journeys by canoe

Head to one of Suffolk’s 7 Natural Wonders: Snape, close to the Suffolk coast. Travel the 18-mile journey to the sea from Snape Bridge, as the River Alde passes some of the most extraordinary coastal marshland sites for birds in the country. Discover creeks, spot a seal or two and spy an abundance of wildlife with Iken Canoe. Choose your companion (or go it alone) and your crucial water aid: a Canadian canoe, sit-on-top kayak or stand-up paddleboard (SUP). All levels of experience welcome.

Iken Canoe at SnapeSeal spotting along the River Alde

2. Build a boat!

Perhaps building a boat is not on your immediate list of things to do, but this experience definitely has the WOW factor. The International Boatbuilding Training College was originally set up in 1975 and offers one day courses on boat building, maintenance and woodwork for those looking to develop existing skills or simply learn a new one. Courses offered all-year-round on the stunning Oulton Broad.

International boat building training college SuffolkDevelop your skills in boatbuilding

3. Develop your culinary skills

Set on the working farm at Kenton Hall, The Food Hub is a unique cookery experience set in the heart of Suffolk. Working with inspirational local chefs, using sustainable producers and seasonal products select from cookery demos, hands-on cooking and field-to-fork experiences. The setting won't disappoint either, located on the stunning Kenton Hall Estate.
Kenton Hall Food Hub in SuffolkLearn from the culinary experts and give your dinner parties the edge!

4. thrills of the race

If you’re after high octane adventures, the thrill of East Anglia’s only British Championship Circuit is just the ticket. Ellough Park raceway is a purpose built 1065m outdoor floodlit kart circuit which has hosted the likes of Bernie Ecclestone and Lewis Hamilton. Test your limits and let loose in a Sodi Kart as you perfect your driving (or racing) skills.

Ellough Park Karts in SuffolkTest your limits in a Sodi Kart at Ellough Park at Beccles

5. Horseriding Holidays

Have you ever thought of taking your horse on holiday? Well, now you can (if you have one!). Head to Wideham Farm with your trusty steed to a stunning location in the west of Suffolk. Set in 47 acres on the edge of The Kings Forest at Thetford, the site has purpose-built equine facility and stables, as well as self-catering holiday homes. You’ll need for nothing, but if you decide to venture off-site, Bury St Edmunds is just 5 miles away, and Newmarket, the Home of Horseracing, just 12 miles. They also offer adult-only good-sized camping and caravanning for you and your home away from home.
Horseriding at Wideham FarmTake your trusty steed on holiday

6. Winter kayaking

Activities with NOMAD Sea Kayaking couldn’t get any better, especially when hot chocolate and cake are involved! Head on a special winter tour of Suffolk and choose from a ‘Dawn Chorus’ experience, a ‘Discovery Paddle’ on the River Deben or a historical tour of Constable Country, following the route along the picturesque River Stour. Whether you’re a complete beginner or fully-fledged kayaker, you’re guaranteed to see the very best Suffolk has to offer (and if you're not 100% satisfied with any aspect of your trip or course, they will re-book you on the next available date FREE of charge!).
Sea Kayaking NOMAD in SuffolkExplore Constable Country by kayak

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