We are very proud to have received a ‘Recommended on TripAdvisor Sticker!’

“Hi Steve and Debbie
Just a quick note to say many thanks for a great ‘experience’ last Sunday morning. We found it extremely interesting, thoroughly enjoyable and getting so close to your birds was an experience never to be forgotten and even the weather pulled out all the stops.
Kind regards
Jon, Julia & Fiona Lawton” (11th October 2012)

Simon (Feb 2011)  ”Best Christmas present ever!”

Marie (14/03/11)  “Thank you for a really good day out.  Hope to come back soon”.

Adam (24/03/11)  “Amazing! A really magical exerience, Molly is beautiful!”

Jane & Stewart (02/04/11) “Fab experience, enjoyed all aspects, learned so much and will definitely be back again. Thank you :)

Rachel (17/04/11) “Fantastic experience, truly amazing, loved it!! :)

Jackie (19/04/11) “Brilliant experience, very personal with lots of humour”.

Greg (22/04/11) “Very informative, brilliant morning, look forward to seeing you in the winter”

Kerri (24/04/11) “Wonderful time, very knowledgeable staff and friendly birds”

Dee (27/04/11) “Fabulous! Steve’s enthusiasm and knowledge made it a great day!”

Monica & Mark (01/05/11) “Great time, beautiful birds, a must for everyone, thanks”.

Bob & Linda (25/06/11) “Thanks Debbie & Steve for all round wonderful day”.

John Haynes (02/07/11) “Travelled from Cardiff for birthday treat – well worth it! Thank you”.

Steve Aldren (10/07/11) “Really enjoyed the experience. Steve is very knowledgeable which made it very interesting”.

Val & Vaughan Crowson (10/07/11) “What a fantastic afternoon, great to get so close to these brilliant animals. Learnt loads and enjoyed meeting you both. Well done you’ve got it just right!!”

Gillian Tune (09/09/11) “Thoroughly enjoyable day, beautifull birds, Steve’s information was first class”.

Anne Miller & Carl Madden (26/09/11) “Great day, very informative loved the hands-on experience, thanks!”

Jayne & Dave Baker (14/10/11) “What a wonderful experience thank you both for a lovely morning!”

Mark & Steph (22/10/11) “Great fun, very entertaining and informative! Thanks”.

Gail Girvan (15/02/12) “Really has been a fab day and I think I have fallen in love with all those birds!”

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26 Responses to Falconry

  1. Sandy says:

    A great afternoon, I bought it for a friend but a selfish pressie lol I LOVED it!! I would love to bring Molly home lol Will definitely see you again :o )

  2. Helen Bradley says:

    Just wanted to say a huge thank you after our session with you yesterday (Tues 17th May). I had a really wonderful time. The birds were amazing and we not only had much more time with them than I was expecting, but to be able to hold the birds, especially for as long as we did, was a real treat. My husband got some lovely photos and we both learned so much from you. Good luck with the move to your new premises. Thank you once again, for a truly fabulous experience.

  3. Hi Steve, We just wanted to thank you both for your welcome on Sunday. We totally understood why our session had to be cancelled, the weather was awful and the most important thing to remember is of course the safety of the birds. We were already on route and ended up having a lovely day out and got a sneak preview of the birds!!! We will book again soon when we return from our holidays. Thanks again

  4. Sara Hulland says:

    Just got back from our Falconry Experience with Stephen, wow! what a fantastic morning! I took my Dad as a surprise for Fathers Day , and he said he couldn’t have wished for a better present! Stephen was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and the birds were wonderful, I fell in love with beautiful Molly, the owl, such an elegant little lady. We learnt so much and It was a welcome change to ‘get back to nature’ on a lovely sunny morning in the countryside. I would definately recommend this. Thanks again Stephen!!

  5. Katie Newman & Tom Hewitt-Brake says:

    We had a fantastic day on Sunday morning, weather was fortunately gorgeous, and the new location was really easy to find. We really loved the birds, especially Alfie the gorgeous great horned owl who I was most afraid of holding first of all due to his size – but he really was a charmer! Steve and Debbie were both great and very knowledgeable about the birds and weren’t afraid of some very obscure questions! Loved the way the talks were centred around different parts of the field, and woods, which all added to the atmosphere. An unforgettable experience, thank you!

  6. Stella Higgs says:

    The birds were fantastic!! Stephen & Debbies love and passion for them was what really made the day!

  7. Richard Jones says:

    A wonderful experience. A delightful conclusion to my 60th Birthday celebrations.
    Stephen’s vast knowledge and love of the birds really made this afternoon a delight. Highly recommended. Thanks

  8. Sandy says:

    Had a lovely afternoon even though it was sooooo windy! My second time this year and yes, I’d bought it for another friends birthday and she said it was the BEST gift she could have had, she loved it!! I can see us both coming back in the future :o )) Thank you Steve & Debbie, you’re lovely people and all your birds look happy and healthy. Good luck for the future and I’ll be seeing you again & again lol

  9. Diane Russell says:

    This afternoon visit was a present in memory of my father David who adored owls. My mother, Margaret & I had a fantastic afternoon. Filled with knowledge, humour & above all, contact with the wonderful birds. Thanks to Steve & Debbie who were fantastically enthusiastic hosts…. Dad would’ve loved it!

  10. Shirley & Chas says:

    A fantastic afternoon with you today, many thanks for your care & consideration regarding my disability & for fully involving me in the whole experience! Molly is charming, but all of your birds are beautiful & very good at what they do! We will both be recommending your experience days to friends & hope to see you again in the future. Best day out by far! A****

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  12. Julie & Richard says:

    Just want to say a HUGE thank you to Steve and Debbie for an unforgetable afternoon (05:05:12). The experience of having the stunning Alfie land gently and silently on my arm was one of the most amazing experiences of my life (and then to have him on my arm for ages later was beyond words). We were able to have much more time with these amazing birds than I ever dreamed. Molly is beautiful, Alfie is stunning, Egan is almost royal, and Archie is just magnificent. This was a wedding anniversary gift to me from my husband and I could not have asked for anything better. Thank you once again, I hope to be back soon and would recommend your falconry experience to anyone, your obvious love and respect for these stunning birds make this an experience to remember….

  13. Karen, Cathy & Myles says:

    We thoroughly enjoyed the day. Would highly recommend this experience for all ages. Stephen and Debbie were very informative and friendly. Great Easter present…

  14. Tony Fearn says:

    Hi Steve and Deb, just a line to say thanks for great day with your birds yesterday. Derek and I really enjoyed ourselves and have some brill photos and memories to keep for ever. These birds of prey are magnificent. Hope to see you again.


  15. Jenny, Corin and Lucy Wren says:

    Hey Steve and Debbie,
    Sorry for the delay in writing but wanted to say a big thank you for giving Lucy and her friends such a lovely afternoon for her 15th birthday. They’ve all had a lovely time, albeit very cold, and some lovely photos to recall their day. Each of them had their favourites and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks again

  16. David Bayliss says:

    My son and I had a great afternoon (albeit rather cold) and a brilliant experience. The birds are equally fascinating and beautiful and the information and presentation by Steve & Debbie was interesting, entertaining and, at times, highly amusing. Their delivery was as fresh and enthusiastic as though they had never done it before and was only surpassed by the beautiful birds. I would recommend this experience for all ages and, if you have been afraid of birds – don’t be!!

  17. Michelle Beet says:

    For the second time a visit to S & D Falconry was in no way a disappointment. Having met Molly and the boys before did not dilute the amazement and privilege of being so close to these fantastic creatures.
    Steve & Debbie you are fabulous too!
    So knowledgeable and passionate – we will definitely be back!!!
    Michelle, Stella, Kenny & Nigel

  18. Stella Higgs says:

    Thanks Steve & Debbie as ever we had a great time and Dad loved it, he said he could have stayed all day!!! No doubt we will see you very soon

    Stella x

  19. Diane morris says:

    Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you both for a fantastic experience . Both Sara and myself really enjoyed it . I appreciate what hard work it all is .it is a life not a hobby.
    Diane (14/09/2013)

  20. Rob Nuttall says:

    Received an experience as a Christmas present off the wife and kids. The poor weather broke just nicely for the couple of hours I was with you.

    As an avid Falcon/Bird of Prey fan, this was a fantastic gift and experience and you have some very beautiful birds.

    For others reading this, go and book a trip. The birds are amazing, Steve is a comedian wannabe ably assisted by the birds themselves. Very informative and a brilliant way to spend several hours.

  21. Abigail Wills says:

    Had the most amazing morning – fulfilled a long time ambition. The birds were fabulous and Stephen & Debbie were excellent. It was informative and fun. Stephen & Debbie obviously care greatly about these birds and that came through on the day. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you.

  22. sharon walters says:

    Thank you so much for a great day today. It was a fab opportunity to get close to beautiful birds that are very much cared for and loved.
    It was an experience I would recommend to any animal lover.

    Sharon :)

  23. melanie bishop says:

    Thank you so much, we had a fantastic time today. Informative and entertaining. I am in love with alfie, he’s such a hoot ( sorry, that was pathetic :-D ) Have lots of fantastic photos. Thank you again

  24. Caroline Griggs says:

    Quick thank for yesterday’s wonderful experience. My husband and I enjoyed the time with the beautiful birds and the entertainment, Steve, was great too! Came away far more knowledgeable about these lovely birds than when I arrived. Recommend to anyone

  25. Nick Clarke says:

    Thanks for a great morning :)

  26. Anne Burford says:

    Hi Stephen and Debbie

    Thank you so much for a very informative and enjoyable afternoon. We certainly didn’t expect such a personal touch. Your pitch was just right for the family. The birds looked very much loved and we all had a great time. We would definitely recommend.

    Thank you both.

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