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The Falconry School

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Half day Falconry experience

Had an amazing day with our bird handler John, he showed us 10 birds and had so much passion and... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2018
scarlettprice16
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Flying without wings!

This one-day experience was simply the best thing I've done in years. Many thanks to the... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
Fiona M
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Pershore, England, United Kingdom
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The Falconry School is a small and intimate establishment dedicated to giving the client the opportunity to learn about falconry and to experience of handling and flying exciting birds of prey. These raptors can include owls, hawks, falcons and...more
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Hardwicke, Gloucester GL2 3SQ, England
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Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing day with our bird handler John, he showed us 10 birds and had so much passion and knowledge for Falconry and the owls, falcons and hawks at the school. John also adapted the day to suit the weather so we didn't miss...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank scarlettprice16
BenFalconrySchool, Owner at The Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Good to hear you had a great day in spite of the weather. We look forward to seeing you again sometime.

Reviewed November 1, 2018

This one-day experience was simply the best thing I've done in years. Many thanks to the ultra-professional Falconry School staff, who skilfully imparted both their knowledge and their quiet enthusiasm. I would recommend this to anyone!

Date of experience: October 2018
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BenFalconrySchool, Owner at The Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Great review! Many thanks.

Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing afternoon. One of the coolest things we've ever done. Ben was super accommodating. Definitely follow the directions they give you as otherwise you may not find the place. Ended up with a private experience just the 4 of us. John was an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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BenFalconrySchool, Owner at The Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Great review, many thanks. And we totally agree with you.

Reviewed October 1, 2018

Purchased a half day experience for my son. I went as a spectator which was £5, but you do get free drinks and involvement in the whole experience too. More birds than expected as they have a large range. Showed various types of training techniques...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BenFalconrySchool, Owner at The Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Many thanks for the feedback, and we are always glad that a customer has had a great day.

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Have just returned from a half day experience at the falconry school. All I can say is “brilliant” . John and James made it enjoyable and very informative day with some great displays of these awesome birds . Would recommend this to anyone and hope...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BenFalconrySchool, Owner at The Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Great! Many thanks for the review!

Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Booked this experience in May for a birthday. When they finally answered the phone they couldn't be us in until September. Due to circumstances out of our control we couldn't make that date, so after calling for a couple weeks finally got through to rearrange...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BenFalconrySchool, Owner at The Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

At no time did anyone put the phone down on you. You chose to buy an experience through a third party rather than coming to us directly. You bought it in May, but you didn't actually book it then. We booked you in on the...More

Reviewed July 23, 2018

The whole afternoon was very well organised, and what John didn't know about falconry wasn't worth knowing and obviously has a very special relationship with the birds. Site directions were bang on and very detailed but it was needed. A class afternoon Thanks

Date of experience: July 2018
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BenFalconrySchool, Owner at The Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Great to hear you enjoyed it. As we aren't open to the general public we don't have signs out, as you noticed!

Reviewed July 23, 2018

There were a group of six members from the above club attending an experience day at the school. Ben and John were fantastic and gave us terrific demonstrations and ample opportunities for fabulous and stunning photos. Thanks very much. Mike Watson

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

23rd June 2018. A full day at the Falconry School booked as a Christmas present. On arrival we were met by James who gave us an overview of the school the birds that we would see and fly. Then we were shown the birds in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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BenFalconrySchool, Owner at The Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Great to hear. James is a real asset to us.

Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Bought a half day 121 experience for my daughter and it was amazing. Despite not such great weather the very knowledgeable James adapted her experience so that she still got maximum exposure to lots of different birds. As well as flying she learned loads about...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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BenFalconrySchool, Owner at The Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

It's great that Megan enjoyed it so much. Hopefully we'll see you again after a certain amount of nagging...

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