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Icarus Falconry

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Will go back for a whole day of flying.

What an amazing morning being so up close and being totally involved with these lovely birds. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Great day out!!

Thank you to Icarus who taught us so much today! My dad recommended and bought as birthday gift... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Danielle V
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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 yesterday

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 9 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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Reviewed 4 September 2018

We have just spent a morning on the Hawk and Owl experience at Icarus Falconry. I have to say it was just a fantastic experience. Thank you to Jo and Karen for making the event so memorable. The experience of holding the birds and being...More

1  Thank Joan T
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Unmissable experience,. These birds of prey are both beautiful and scary when they focus their eyes on you. I never felt like I was prey before!

1  Thank kibagoyo
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I was given an experience day as a Christmas present by my family and had the most wonderful day. Tom and Jo were so welcoming and passionate about their birds, which made the day more special. The birds interacted with us all day and looked...More

1  Thank eastfield40
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We have been to similar events elsewhere in the country but this was head and shoulders above the others. After being warmly welcomed by Tom and Jo and enjoying a brilliant introduction to the birds we had the pleasure of holding, flying and feeding some...More

Thank JAD0605
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We had a great and informative day with Icarus Falconry. Holdenby House was a perfect setting. Our hosts were excellent; very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. We flew a wide range of birds including owls, hawks and vultures, which was a unique opportunity! Icarus Falconry was...More

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Amanda R
17 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
2 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