Falconry Experience Days - Falconry Courses

Our three and five-day courses are designed to teach individuals more about falconry, beyond the information given on our experiences.Courses are mostly, but not exclusively, aimed to provide guests with enough knowledge to go on to own, train and fly their own bird of prey. Some participants in our half day and full day experiences may simply wish to develop their knowledge and expertise to these levels even if they are not yet in a position to keep a bird of their own.

We aim to offer the very highest standard of course for our students. To this end, we adapt our teaching plans to suit everyone that attends our courses. We also offer free follow up advice, and we acknowledge a responsibility not only to fully fledged students, but also to the birds they take on.

As each session is individual and one-to-one, please give us a call to arrange sessions and discuss your requirements.


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Falconry Experience Days - Photographic Workshops

Are you an enthusiastic photographer who would like to take photographs of magnificent birds of prey in near natural settings? Would you like to learn more about how to use your camera and the art of wildlife photography at the same time? Icarus Falconry has a unique collection of magnificent raptors and in partnership with Bob Brind-Surch a wildlife photographer with over 40 years of experience is able to offer just such an opportunity.

Through his company Natures Photos, www.naturephotos.co.uk, Bob provides workshops and courses designed specifically for the enthusiastic photographers with a real interest in photographing wildlife. His aim on all of his workshops is quite simple, to help you master many of the field techniques required of a competent wildlife photographer and to come away having improved your technique, your knowledge of the subjects and with some memorable images.

In addition to natural static shots these workshops will also provide the excellent opportunity to practise and perfect taxing flight shots under Bob’s expert guidance.

Just such an intensive day with your camera photographing wildlife is a superb way to improve and perfect your photographic techniques as well as an excellent opportunity to take home some superb shots.

If you wish to know more or book on one of these workshops please visit Bob’s website at www.naturesphotos.co.uk and follow the links to UK workshops.


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Falconry Experience Days - Vulture and Eagle Experience

Our Vulture and Eagle experience is our ultimate raptor experience!

STOP PRESS! COVID-19 SPECIAL BUBBLE RATE!

WITH THE LATEST RULE OF 6 MEANING MANY OF OUR SESSIONS HAVE HAD TO BE SPECTATOR FREE IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE OUR 4 MAXIMUM GUESTS ON THIS EXPERIENCE, WE ARE OFFERING A SPECIAL BUBBLE PACKAGE OPTION; UP TO FOUR PARTICIPANTS IN YOU OWN BUBBLE GROUP AT A BIG DISCOUNT OF £400! YOU CANNOT BUY THIS ON THE WEBSITE SO PLEASE RING AND LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THE LANDLINE NUMBER AND WE WILL CALL YOU BACK TO TAKE YOUR PAYMENT!

After a short tour of the centre’s birds you will get to be hands on and up close to our biggest birds of prey throughout this session!

This experience runs from 10am to 1pm and at busier times of year also sessions from 2pm till 5pm

Whilst birds vary depending on the time of year each session will include birds such as a our acrobatic kites, our very biggest eagle owls or great grey owl, bald or golden eagles as well as our true loves here at Icarus the Vultures!

Not only will you be left awe struck by these truly majestic birds, our superb staff will make sure you really enjoy yourselves as well as go away with far more knowledge about these birds than you arrived with!

You can bring along one Spectator at an extra £40 to be your companion and take lots of photos!

*This experience runs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays.


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Falconry Experience Days - Falconry Premier Experience

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WITH THE LATEST RULE OF 6 MEANING MANY OF OUR SESSIONS HAVE HAD TO BE SPECTATOR FREE TO ACCOMMODATE OUR MAXIMUM OF 5 PARTICIPANTS ON THIS EXPERIENCE DAY, WE ARE OFFERING A SPECIAL BUBBLE PACKAGE OPTION; UP TO SIX PARTICIPANTS IN YOU OWN BUBBLE GROUP AT A BIG DISCOUNT OF £390 !! YOU CANNOT BUY THIS ON THE WEBSITE SO PLEASE RING AND LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THE LANDLINE NUMBER AND WE WILL CALL YOU BACK TO TAKE YOUR PAYMENT!

This session is the ultimate introduction to the bird of prey world. After a guided tour of the centre’s extensive collection, staff will brief guests on safe practice whilst working with the birds before introducing some of the flying team. This hands-on session invites guests to meet, handle and fly a great range of raptors from owls to hawks, from vultures to eagles. Watch an owl swoop through its natural, woodland habitat; enjoy a stroll in open countryside accompanied by a hawk and take in the spectacle of an eagle or vulture soaring before diving back down to earth and onto the gloved arm. Each session becomes unique as Icarus staff will often tailor the session to suit attendants and weather conditions.

Falconry experiences run from 10am till 1pm and at busier times of year also 2pm till 5pm

Experience day groups are kept to a maximum of 5 participants so you can be sure of a truly hands-on session. Hot and cold drinks are provided free of charge upon arrival. Spectators charged at just £20.00.

* All our vouchers are non refundable, but are transferable to someone else.

*Experience days run on Mondays. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays


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Falconry Experience Days - Half Day Hawk and Owl Encounter

STOP PRESS! COVID-19 SPECIAL BUBBLE RATE!

WITH THE LATEST RULE OF 6 MAKING MANY OF OUR SESSIONS SPECTATOR FREE, TO ACCOMMODATE OUR FIVE MAXIMUM EXPERIENCE DAY GUESTS, WE ARE OFFERING A SPECIAL BUBBLE PACKAGE OPTION; UPTO SIX PARTICIPANTS IN YOU OWN BUBBLE GROUP AT A BIG DISCOUNT OF £275 !! YOU CANNOT BUY THIS ON THE WEBSITE SO PLEASE RING AND LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THE LANDLINE NUMBER AND WE WILL CALL YOU BACK TO TAKE YOUR PAYMENT!

For those who love owls, this is the perfect experience. This three hour session is designed to allow guests to get up close to the centre’s fabulous team of owls, ranging in size from the tiny Burrowing Owl right up to the European Eagle owl, one of the world’s largest owls. Guests may also be invited to travel through our woodland owls’ natural habitat which we believe is the best way to see them. The experience also includes working with one of nature’s top predators and one of the centre’s most intelligent species – the Harris’ Hawk. Taking a walk out into this beautiful Northamptonshire estate with one of these predators is simply breathtaking. We believe the Hawk and Owl encounter is the best way to enjoy a morning or afternoon learning about these incredible raptors.

Experience day groups are kept to a maximum of 5 participants so you can be sure of a hands-on session. Hot and cold drinks are provided free of charge upon arrival. Spectators charged at £20.00.

* All our vouchers are non refundable, but are transferable to someone else.

*This experience runs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (and very limited weekend slots.)


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Falconry Experience Days - Falconry Taster Sessions

This two hour session is designed to give just a snapshot of the work we do here at the centre. Your experience will start with a hot or cold drink on arrival before you are invited on a guided tour of our centre, housing one of the rarest collections of birds of prey in the UK. Next you will be invited by our expert falconers to handle and fly two or more of our highly trained birds of prey in the grounds of Holdenby House. This experience will put you of part of a group of up to 15 people.

Spectators on this experience are charged at £20.00 per person with an age limit of 12 years old for both participants and spectators due to the nature of the experience.

* All our vouchers are non refundable, but are transferable to someone else.


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On +44 (0)1604 770055 or email enquiries@icarusfalconry.co.uk