Icarus Falconry has been operating within the grounds of Holdenby House estate in Northamptonshire since 2002 and was set up to be a falconry centre of excellence to promote raptor conservation and to enable members of public to come into close contact with birds of prey. Since opening almost two decades ago, the centre has evolved to become exactly what it set out to be and is now home to more than 30 birds. Operating under the management of Dave Sharpe with Head Falconer Jo Askew and Falconer Emily, the centre is able to offer the best hands-on experiences in the country be it for participants on our days, parties or corporate entertainment.
Our unique selling point is actually three things! We operate very small experience day groups, we operate within the beautiful grounds of a famous country house and we are not a ‘zoo centre’ open to the public on the gate; you, the experience day guest are our number one priority and focus!