Icarus Falconry

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Icarus Falconry
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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 well as outside Demonstrations. Whether you are looking to treat yourself or for a Christmas, Birthday or anniversary gift, let Icarus Falconry give you an unforgettable day.
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barry c
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Brilliant time
Sep 2021
Had a voucher given as a present for Hawk and owl half day. Went with my daughter to to take photos.One of the best experiences ever flying 3 owls and a harris hawk, under the watchful eyes of Jo & Emily. Both ladies very friendly and extremely Knowledgeable. We learnt so much about the birds.Will be going back to do it again in the winter.
Written 21 September 2021
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Marian Mitchell
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A beautiful experience
Sep 2021
Can’t rate it highly enough, spending time close to birds that were clearly happy and healthy was so relaxing and special. We were well looked after from as soon as we arrived and Emily and Jo were brilliant throughout the demonstration. Pedro the burrowing owl was a complete entertainer and Nigel the Harris’ hawk just a feast for the eyes, photos cannot do the experience justice. A big thank you to the whole team there for a great time.
Written 7 September 2021
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Asher B
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Incredible day with Icarus
Sep 2021
Amazing experience flying 5 different birds: 3 different birds and 2 owls. Having being gifted vouchers for a birthday, we drove 2.5 hours for the 'Introduction to Owl Handling' experience.
Luckily, the weather was amazing and we were the only 2 people there for our session, which allowed us maximum 1 on 1 time with each of the birds. Emily gave us an initial tour, and switched with Joe for each of the individual birds we spent time with. Both were super friendly and very knowledgeable, clearly loving what they do! It is obvious that they have personal relationships with each of the birds, making the experience even better.
The birds themselves are incredible, each having their own personality about them. As we got to fly each of them, we learned key facts and features of the birds that make them so well-equipped to hunt. As stated, we were the only 2 in the session so we were lucky to get 4 or 5 flights each from Mojito (American Kestrel), Horizon (Chilean Eagle-Buzzard), Manny (Aplomado Falcon), Orion (Milky Eagle Owl) and Spot (African Spotted Owl). All looked very healthy, happy and were just as magnificent as each other!
We hope to come back in winter to see the winter team of birds that would not fly in 26 degree heat.

Thank you so much to the Icarus Falconry team for such a memorable experience!
Written 7 September 2021
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504Neil1111
Northampton, UK43 contributions
Great afternoon highly recommended
Aug 2021 • Family
Had a great family afternoon at Holdenby with very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Emily (?) was our guide and she showed us all the birds there from very small to very large. Our favourite was tiny Mojito who was too tired to fly again. We had four different experiences in four different areas with small Pedro to start then our equal favourite Willow in the woods followed by Nigel the Harris hawk and Orion the milky owl(?). Great fun and highly recommended
Written 5 September 2021
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Breda C
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Brilliant day out
Aug 2021 • Solo
I did the premiere falconry experience and it was fantastic! So much knowledge and passion for what they're doing. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt so much. Thank you #icarusfalconry
Written 5 September 2021
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Grace W
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A wonderful wildlife experience
Aug 2021
The experience was brilliant from start until finish. The staff are very polite, professional, and really show a genuine care and respect towards the birds of prey in their facility. The birds themselves are very human friendly and the staff provide clear instructions on how to handle the birds. They house a range of birds of prey, including owls and vultures. In total I got to hold 4 of the birds and watch them show a fantastic display of flying. This is a truly worthwhile experience that I would recommend to anyone who is fascinated by wildlife, and the Icarus Falconry will provide a great introduction and awareness to these amazing species.
Written 23 August 2021
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Rosemarie M
Rugby, UK13 contributions
An idyllic place to visit in the heart of the Midlands
Aug 2021
We are a family of four and from the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome.
The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and clearly care passionately about their birds and birds of prey globally. They also have great customer service and are professional throughout the experience.
On the experience half day ticket, you can handle the birds and learn a lot about them.
I left the centre feeling informed and with more affection and respect towards birds of prey, then when I first arrived.
Written 20 August 2021
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TLW
London, UK20 contributions
First class
Aug 2021 • Family
We saw these guys do their thing with interesting narration at Holdenby House (which for us was half way between Sheffield and London). Knowledgeable, passionate about nature and, I suspect, hardworking to have got their business to where it is, they deserve every success. Holdenby House grounds also well worth a visit in their own right. The entrance price was really quite reasonable too, particularly so when you take the falconry element into account.
Written 18 August 2021
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john
Northampton, UK1 contribution
Fantastic Falconry Day
Aug 2021 • Couples
This was hands down a 5 out of 5 star experience for us. From start to finish the whole experience was spot on. We booked the Hawk & Owl Experience, half day, which is usually for 5 people, but luckily enough there was just my myself and my partner. We flew 5 birds in total and learnt a lot about each bird, Emily the young Falconer was very informative about each bird and it was a pleasure to be in her company. You get to take the birds in different areas of the fields and woods which is great to see them in. All in all if you love birds and want to learn some more about them you will not be disappointed with this experience.
Written 11 August 2021
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ross c
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Truly a Wonderful hidden Gem
Jul 2021
We were actually booked in to see Holdenby Gardens & didn’t know anything about the Falconry Centre and well what a truly magical hidden gem !
Dave and his team are so wonderfully passionate not only about his beautiful birds but even down to his stick insects.
We arrived at 1-30pm and witnessed a demonstration of Falconry Dave knows everything there is to know about birds, we were then encouraged to go to his Centre where he told us all about his passion for birds & wildlife You can also come and do an experience with these wonderful birds !
Oh I forgot the reason we came was for the Gardens which were Ok but Icarus made it a truly marvelous afternoon don’t miss this truly great experience !
Written 26 July 2021
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