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Icarus Falconry

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| Holdenby House, Northampton NN6 8DJ, England
+44 1604 770055
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Excellent experience

Wonderful half day owl and falcon experience, recommend to everyone. Only regret is not booking the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
nongmp
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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Brilliant time

Had a brilliant time, the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable! Although the weather wasn’t... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
louisesturman
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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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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| Holdenby House, Northampton NN6 8DJ, England
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+44 1604 770055
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful half day owl and falcon experience, recommend to everyone. Only regret is not booking the full day!!!!

Thank nongmp
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Jo A, Manager at Icarus Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are pleased you had a wonderful half day with us and delighted you would recommend us! Many thanks.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a brilliant time, the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable! Although the weather wasn’t great it was still enjoyable and a very pleasant birthday treat!

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Jo A, Manager at Icarus Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are thrilled you had such a good time with us and that you found the staff friendly as well as informative. Thanks for the review.... it’s appreciated.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited today with 2 friends both of which took part in the half day Hawk & Owl experience. The weather was sunny & warm so we could enjoy a great falconry set in beautiful grounds. The half day hawk and owl experience was great...More

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Jo A, Manager at Icarus Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for a great review. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and our fabulous birds. All the falconers are very passionate about their job and we all believe it’s “the best job in the world” and we hope that adds to your...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent a wonderful day at Icarus Falconry yesterday for my husband's birthday treat. A lovely experience, in beautiful surroundings. The staff are very welcoming and their dedication to these beautiful birds is evident. Even as a spectator, I enjoyed the full day experience immensely and...More

Thank Marian C
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Jo A, Manager at Icarus Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the review, it’s much appreciated. We are glad you had a good day with us and happy that our staff are welcoming. We believe their passion for their job enhances your experience.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Just spent the day at the Centre. Incredible to have such a close hands-on experience with so many birds from Pedro the tiny burrowing owl up to the very impressive hooded vulture. With the Centre making sure that the groups are small you get lots...More

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Jo A, Manager at Icarus Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are delighted you would like to come back and see us again! Thanks for a fabulous review.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great falconry set in beautiful grounds. We took part in the half day hawk and owl experience, which was great value; we had the opportunity to handle and fly each bird multiple times, and were split into small groups for a more personal experience....More

1  Thank Vixi95
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Jo A, Manager at Icarus Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your glowing review. We believe the small groups we keep our guests in provide a better experience for you and allow you more time with our birds.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the half day owl and hawk experience and it was such a great experience, first we flew a burrowing owl taking turns in a large group, then we got split off into smaller groups of around 3 people or so and got to fly...More

1  Thank danj007
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Jo A, Manager at Icarus Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for such a great review. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us so much. We like the fact that you found the atmosphere relaxed and enjoyable. And yes, our staff always want to give guests a 5 star experience.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tom and Jo were brilliantly well informed and I will br spouting bird facts for some time yet! The owls were a highlight for me and I'd thoroughly recommend paying the spectator fee, my husband and 1 year old enjoyed the tour and then being...More

1  Thank Victoria L
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Jo A, Manager at Icarus Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are really pleased you enjoyed your time with us and delighted you will be spouting birds facts for a while! Thanks for the review, it’s appreciated.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The full day experience was bought as a Christmas present from my partner. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect, what i found was a beautiful location with a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable team and lots of really interesting birds of prey. 6.5 hours may...More

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Jo A, Manager at Icarus Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Steve for the review, it’s much appreciated. We are pleased you enjoyed the birds’ individual personalities, and that you enjoyed every minute of your day.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the rain and it being 4 degrees outside, we had a brilliant half day with Tom and Pam from Icarus Falconry. We got to learn about their various birds of prey and, as there were only 3 of us in the group, we had...More

1  Thank MrsMM
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Jo A, Manager at Icarus Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for a fab review, it’s appreciated. We are glad it never felt rushed and delighted that you realise we are not all about the mine, but about education too.

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