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The Falconry School

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Great day out

Have just returned from a half day experience at the falconry school. All I can say is “brilliant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
_mathiesonsj
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Highworth, United Kingdom
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Bought for wifes 40th

The whole afternoon was very well organised, and what John didn't know about falconry wasn't worth... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
smartnotions2011
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Worcestershire, 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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+44 1452 723314
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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BenFalconrySchool, Owner at The Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great! Many thanks for the review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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BenFalconrySchool, Owner at The Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

I booked a half day experience via groupon for my parents as my dad in particular had always wanted to try falconry. Firstly, I must point out I am very bird phobic so was dreading the day but went to take photos of my parents....More

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BenFalconrySchool, Owner at The Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2018

Great to hear that you enjoyed it, and that it helped with your apprehension with birds. Looking forward to seeing you again sometime.

Reviewed April 10, 2018

We had a great time, learning about and flying the various birds, My wife is in a chair but was fully included in the group. We would without doubt recommend the Birds of Prey experience, to anyone. Jim & Pat Errington

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BenFalconrySchool, Owner at The Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

It was great to have you with us, and we are very pleased to know you enjoyed it.

Reviewed April 8, 2018

I have just returned home from this fully immersive falconry experience. The friendly team were both humerous and informative whilst imparting their wealth of knowledge and obvious love of this art. The opportunity to hold so many different birds was exciting and their beauty was...More

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BenFalconrySchool, Owner at The Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Glad you enjoyed it. It makes our efforts worthwhile.

Reviewed March 5, 2018

Really enjoyed this, so many birds to see and handle. Watching the falcons swoop and attack the robocrow(radio controlled motorised plane in the shape of a bird) was something to see. Everyone got to fly all kinds of raptors, if you fancied getting up close...More

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BenFalconrySchool, Owner at The Falconry School, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

Good to hear that you enjoyed the day. Hope to see you back sometime.

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