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Apollo Falconry brings you a unique falconry experience!

 

Our family. Lisa, Konnie and Jasmine Townsend.

 

Welcome to Apollo Falconry. We are a family business based in Oxfordshire, who offer a unique Falconry experience! 

 

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 at the beautiful De Vere Oxford Thames, Sandford on Thames 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! 

 

Contact us today to see what we can offer you! 

enquiries@apollo-falconry.co.uk, 07725716761/07435216542 or www.facebook.com/apollofalconry

 

About Us

About Us

Apollo Falconry is a family run 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

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 who-ever will listen! Her favourite Bird of Prey is the Aplomado Falcon (Look it up now!)

 

Lisa Townsend

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).

 

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

 

We are currently running a special offer on Owl Ring Bearer! Get our amazing Owl Ring Bearer Option 1 for just £200 and Option 2 for just £250 if booked and paid for by the 31/05/2019. To qualify for this massive discount, your wedding must be within 40 miles of Faringdon. If you are further, there will be a small travel fee. 

 

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.

Our Owl Ring Bearer in flight delivering the rings in a Church in Bristol.
Our gorgeous Billie delivering the rings in a Church in Bristol. It wowed the guests, and the photographer managed to get a perfect shot!

We can offer a Barn Owl or a Harris Hawk to deliver the rings. Typically, the Barn Owl is seen as more of a ‘wedding’ bird, however, if the best man wants something a bit more ‘manly’, you can always pick the Harris Hawk! 

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 £325

Option 3: Pictures & Static Display – Prices from £350

 

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 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 5 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. 

For Option 3 allows us to come along for photos afterwards 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 which 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 Wantage, we will require a £30 travel charge. For up to 75 miles, we require a £50 travel charge. For up to 100 miles, we require a £75 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!

 


 

Experiences

Experiences

We can offer Hawk Walks and Owl Wanders as well as Family and Children’s Experiences!

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!

Contact Us

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!