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SMJ Falconry

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Long Ridging Farm Stairs | Hawksbridge Lane, Oxenhope BD22 9QY, England
+44 1535 646800
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Brilliant afternoon out

An afternoon flying and learning about the different types of birds of prey. The owners are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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For my birthday, my partner decided to surprise me, with a visit to SMJ Falconry

Upon arrival we were welcomed with a lovely cup of tea and introduced to all he beautiful birds and... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
christahopkinson2016
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Keighley, United Kingdom
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SMJ Falconry is a private Bird of prey centre based outside of Oxenhope, West Yorkshire. We are only open to pre-booked experience days. We also run educational school visits, displays and corporate days.
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Long Ridging Farm Stairs | Hawksbridge Lane, Oxenhope BD22 9QY, England
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+44 1535 646800
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An afternoon flying and learning about the different types of birds of prey. The owners are passionate about what they do and this makes it a pleasure to listen to them. The surroundings are beautiful and the whole place is very clean and birds well...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Upon arrival we were welcomed with a lovely cup of tea and introduced to all he beautiful birds and given a chat about each bird, it's origin and history. I then had a great afternoon flying the birds under expert tuition. This place is amazing....More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

It happened to be raining and then snowing during our afternoon falconry experience but Rhiannon still managed to adapt the day so we could see birds inside and out. There are a great variety of birds and it is very relaxed. The only thing I...More

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Christopher J, Manager at SMJ Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your afternoon with us! We always try to give the best experience possible, sometimes in challenging conditions! ☺ We do aim to send out written directions to our centre with every booked experience, unfortunately we...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

I had an excellent ‘Experience Day’ with Chris and Rhiannon, both of whom were extremely knowledgeable. All questions were answered both prior to booking via email and then throughout the actual day. Within 30 minutes I had a Harris Hawk on my arm - a...More

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Christopher J, Manager at SMJ Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Hello Tim! Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your day with us, you took to it like a duck to water! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

I booked this visit for myself and my two grandchildren ages 7 and 5. We could have spent so many more hours there. There were so many birds to see and Amber and Rhiannon were so helpful and so knowledgeable about each and every one....More

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Christopher J, Manager at SMJ Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Hello Diane, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review! It is fantastic to hear how your Grandchildren were so captivated by your time with us and made a game using their experience from the visit! We look forward to meeting you again!

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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Rhiannon was just fantastic! Really good couple hours with the birds, Rhiannon & Chris, they’re all very knowledgeable and made us feel really welcome. Would definitely recommend an experience day with them as it is catered to you and you get lots of time with...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Great day for my daughter and I. The birds were very interested and fun to me and fly. If you have not done this then have a go it is a great day.

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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

What an amazing experience!! From age 70 to 1 year old, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it, we were shown the birds first and had a talk about each one,making sure the children were included,after this we went out into the field to fly the birds,We each...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Superb afternoon both adults and grandchildren were catered for attentjon to detail and information was patiently delivered with skill and care. Grandchildren loved the little owls and got the chance to be involved. I recomend SMJ falconry to anyone.

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

My wife bought me the exclusive one day raptors experience for my 65th birthday. I can't stop thinking about the 'up close' experience. From arriving, the team made us feel welcome and were happy to share their knowledge about the birds. For me, flying a...More

Thank Stuart M
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