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Icarus Falconry

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Brilliant Day out kids really enjoyed it will recommend to others in the words of my daughter "I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Hands on experience with knowledgeable and engaging instructors

The day started at 10am with a welcome from Tom. There was only one other person there - Icarus... read more

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Icarus Falconry provides a superb selection of exciting hands on experiences with birds of prey that are run on a one-to-one basis or in small groups. We offer taster sessions, Half Day Hawk and Owls sessions and Full Day Falconry Experiences as...more
| Holdenby House, Northampton NN6 8DJ, England
+44 1604 770055
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Just spent an amazing day with the Icarus team. Their dedication really shines through. So knowledgeable and the love they show their birds makes this a truly personal experience. A brilliant time making some forever memories. Thank you all so much

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Jo A, Manager at Icarus Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

We are pleased we have helped make some wonderful memories for you. Our staff are passionate about their job and we believe it shines through to help you enjoy your experience. Many thanks for the review.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant Day out kids really enjoyed it will recommend to others in the words of my daughter "I loved it loads"

Thank peach401
Reviewed 1 week ago

The day started at 10am with a welcome from Tom. There was only one other person there - Icarus like to keep the groups small so everyone gets plenty of hands-on experience. Tom talked us through all of the birds on site, explaining their habitat,...More

Thank Tourist09367956278
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an absolutely amazing day and got to see lots of different birds of prey. The knowledge of the expert staff of every individual bird and their species is second to none. We went a few years ago where we saw the Great Grey Owl...More

1  Thank Chris R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

.......the yellow billed black kites. A burrowing owl, great grey owl, a tawny owl and a Harris hawk from a large collection of birds of prey all explained to us in some detail. and more. What a wonderful morning we had with plenty of opportunities...More

1  Thank tworoses2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you haven't already done this then try it! Jo and Karen were very informative and with their knowledge, made it very interesting throughout. How wonderful to be able to handle the birds and view them so closely. Thankyou for such a great experience and...More

1  Thank Fiona and Derek H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing morning being so up close and being totally involved with these lovely birds. The staff were friendly and very informative, it is an experience I will never forget. Based close to M1 in beautiful surroundings.

Thank JennyH3364
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Thank you to Icarus who taught us so much today! My dad recommended and bought as birthday gift and so happy to get hands on experience. I really like the way Holdenby treat the welfare of their falconary team, birds of prey are not seen...More

Thank Danielle V
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Visited so the wife could use her virgin experience voucher on the half day owl and falcon experience. I went along and paid £20 as a spectator and took photo's. The centre was lovely and clean and is well kept, situated next to the manor...More

Thank wadidiver
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Great team, amazing birds and a wonderful place to visit. We learnt lots and were superbly looked after. Highly recommended

Thank kiwidigger108
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We’ve always chosen experience days over parties and today’s couldn’t have gone any better! My son is so extremely happy and so are we as a family. The knowledge Jo Askew holds is amazing and the variety of birds is perfect. Jo made me feel...More

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Amanda R
16 September 2018|
Response from Jo A | Property representative |
Hi Amanda The half day experience usually starts at 10am and ends at 1pm. There are occasionally afternoon sessions during the Summer which start at 1pm and end at 4pm Hope this helps
Ann D
1 December 2015|
Response from Jo A | Property representative |
Usually our age limit is 11 but it depends entirely on the children........ If they follow instructions and are sensible. If you would like to ring our contact number and speak to Mike he can discuss it with you and make a... More