Apollo Falconry brings you a unique falconry experience!
Welcome to Apollo Falconry. We are a Falconry company based in Oxfordshire, owned and run by Konnie Townsend and fantastic volunteers.
Our main aim is to teach people more about these fantastic creatures, whilst allowing a hands-on experience. You can join us for a Falconry experience and fly and handle a range of Owls, Hawks, Kestrels and Falcons.
We offer Owl Ring Bearer services, Birds of Prey Experiences, Birthday Parties, Corporate Events and more! If you would like to have Birds of Prey involved in a big day, don’t hesitate to contact us and we can discuss how we can help you!
Apollo Falconry is a Falconry business based in Faringdon, Oxfordshire. We’ve been displaying and flying birds for over 10 years, and there isn’t anything we love doing more! Our birds are our life, and we love sharing our love for them with everyone!
Meet The Team:
Konnie Townsend – Head Falconer & Owner
Konnie has been flying and rearing birds of prey since a young age. She is the one that is more often than not, constantly holding a bird. She is the ‘Head Falconer’ and likes to spew out knowledge to whoever will listen! Her favourite Bird of Prey is the Aplomado Falcon (Look it up now!)
Lisa Townsend – Volunteer
Lisa is our scaredy-cat. After having birds in the house for over 10 years, she still has a phobia of them!! You can catch her holding the smallest bird possible (Timmy!) and handling Billie at weddings. Her favourite Bird of Prey is the White Faced Owl (Transformer Owl).
Ady Penn – Volunteer
Ady is our most helpful volunteer, and we couldn’t be without him! After falling in love with Kojo when she was just a chick, he has now fallen for more than just the cute looks for an Owl. Although he cannot pick a favourite bird, he adores Vultures and helps to educate the public on why they are needed.
Jasmine Townsend – Volunteer
Jasmine only helps us occasionally, however is a fantastic asset to us. As Konnie’s sister, she too has grown up around birds and loves them all. Her favourite, without a doubt, is Koby our Eurasian Eagle Owl.
If you book with us, we will give you a hands-on experience where you will learn all about our gorgeous birds of prey. We love introducing people to our wonderful sport, and we hope you come away with a smile on your face.
Owl Ring Bearer
Owl Ring Bearer
Having an Owl Ring Bearer makes your day extra special! Why not have one of our talented Owls to deliver the rings down the aisle? They can fly to anyone you would like: Best Man, Bride or Groom, etc.
How It Works
We offer a series of options for you to pick and choose to suit your special day:
Option 1: Owl Ring Bearer – Prices from £275
Option 2: Owl Ring Bearer & Pictures – Prices from £350
Option 3: Pictures & Static Display – Prices from £325
Option 1 – Owl Ring Bearer provides the choice of birds to deliver your rings down the aisle. We arrive around an hour before the ceremony to meet the person receiving the rings, the registrar/vicar, and the photographer, if possible. After we have had our little chats, we give a little training to the receiver and then try to disappear until the time comes for us to be involved.
For Option 2 – Owl Ring Bearer and Photos, you get to have our talented Barn Owl deliver the rings down to you. We will then stay after the ceremony with up to 4 birds that you and your guests can hold and have pictures with. It makes for great pictures for you, and a fantastic way to keep the guests busy whilst you are mingling after the ceremony.
Option 3 allows us to come along for photos afterward the ceremony and a static display. This option helps if you would like us there, but you have guests who are scared of birds. We would arrive before the ceremony to know where we can set up, and throughout the ceremony begin to slowly set up. We will bring around 4/6 birds with us, all of which are friendly birds that everyone can get up close with (including children).
For Options 2 or 3, you can pay £120 more and we can do a small flying display for you and your guests. Our experienced handlers will provide a fun show, where both you and some of your guests can join in and fly some of our spectacular birds yourself.
If you would like to see some of the birds we could bring along for either Option 2 or Option 3, click here to meet our birds!
We are based in Faringdon, Oxfordshire. Within 20 miles, we require no additional travel cost. Anything further than that will require additional travel costs. For up to 50 miles from Faringdon, we will require a £50 travel charge. For up to 75 miles, we require a £75 travel charge. For up to 100 miles, we require a £100 travel charge. For anything over 100 miles, please contact us.
Our professional handlers will be dressed smartly and appropriately, with the birds as clean as they can be!
It’s the perfect opportunity for you to get out and about with some of our spectacular birds and learn about them as they are flying about. We can also offer handling opportunities for those helping to get over their fears.
We also offer Birthday Parties from young to old. A great opportunity for family and friends to bond, or for those Harry Potter fanatics out there!
We love doing Corporate Events, and have worked with lots of companies and hotels.
If you are coordinating a fete or show, we do a package which involves us bringing along some birds for a static display and we can provide a flying display.
Alongside that, we can also supply our birds for photoshoots, music videos, televisions, photography sessions, drawing classes and more.
If you would like us to be involved in something, contact us, and we will see what we suggest for you!
Would you like to know more information, or would like to book something with us, please contact us!
If you are interested in any of our options, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
You can email us, call us on 07725716761 or 07435216542, or even contact us on Facebook!