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Holdenby Falconry Centre

Holdenby Falconry CentreEstate Office
Holdenby House
Telephone: 01604 842889


Holdenby Falconry Centre, also known as Icarus Falconry is a family run business set in the grounds of Holdenby House Estate, and is home to a unique collection of birds of prey! The centre provides a great selection of exciting hands on experiences that allow you to get up close to some of these magnificent birds.

There are a wide variety of owls, hawks, eagles, and falcons, with birds of prey ranging from the tiny Burrowing Owl to the Black Eagle! Anyone over 10 years of age can enjoy a half day Hawk and Owl Experience, which begins with a look around the centre to see the superb collection of birds, followed by the chance to fly a variety of owls.

Next is a Hawk Walk, where you will be able to exercise their Harris Hawks in the splendid Holdenby House gardens as you retrace the footsteps of King Charles I, who walked the garden as a prisoner. Make sure you bring a camera to record your special day!

There is also an Introduction to Falconry Experience for ages 12 and older, plus a number of other great (but pricier) Experiences. A unique day out with one of the most rare collections of birds of prey in the UK! Something to remember!

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It may be worth checking out Holdenby Falconry Centre's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.


We do strongly suggest you contact Holdenby Falconry Centre before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Details:

Year round opening with seasonal variances to availability, booking required, in any case!

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:

Taster Sessions:
£60 per person, £10 for spectators.
Hawk and Owl Experience:
£70 to participate, £20 for guests
Full Day of Falconry:
£65 to participate, £20 for guests


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Holdenby Falconry CentreEstate Office
Holdenby House
Telephone: 01604 842889