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Icarus Falconry

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To see these birds up close and interact with them is just fantastic the staff were very friendly... read more

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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 November 6, 2018
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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 4 weeks ago

To see these birds up close and interact with them is just fantastic the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about all the birds, I would recommend Icarus to anyone wishing to experience birds of prey.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Chris R
Reviewed October 18, 2018

.......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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank tworoses2017
Reviewed October 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Fiona and Derek H
Reviewed October 15, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JennyH3364
Reviewed September 29, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Danielle V
Reviewed September 29, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wadidiver
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Amanda R
September 16, 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
December 1, 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