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“TOTALLY BRILLIANT”
Review of Coda Falconry

Coda Falconry
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Owner description: Welcome to Coda Falconry - we are an award winning bird of prey centre based within the Lee Valley Park Farm, Essex and pride ourselves on the outstanding care and devotion given to our diverse collection of birds. Our friendly and approachable team will be on hand throughout the day to answer any questions you may have regarding the birds within our centre - we strive to make your day an unforgettable and interactive falconry experience that both children and adults can enjoy. As well as flying demonstrations throughout the day, Coda Falconry also offers a wide range of "Falconry Experiences" for those who would like to learn more about training and flying birds of prey or who simply wish to encounter a magical moment (or several!) when flying our birds to the gloved hand.
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I booked a half day falconry experience for my husband after being impressed by Coda Falconry at a day out at Castle Hedingham. I also paid a small fee to be a guest for the afternoon.

From the moment we arrived at Lee valley farm to the moment we left we were very very impressed at the service we got.

Our flying time was 12 noon and we arrived a little earlier. This enabled us to wonder round the farm for a bit and also watch the falconry display. Little did we realise, having front row seats, that half an hour later we would be standing right next to these magnificent birds.

The experience lasted a good 3 and a half hours. my husband handled 6 birds. a real mixture from owls, harris hawks, a kestrel and even a golden eagle!

I was even allowed to hold Otis the teeny owl and give him a little head tickle and also hold Nelson the golden eagle.

The experience also included a walk in the woods flying one of the harris hawks. That was something else...amazing.

Our falconers for the day were Sarah and Paul. They helped make the experience for both of us. They were so easy to talk to and knew their stuff.

We both went away with lots of pictures and some good memories. Im now thinking about the owl experience for myself for next year!

Thank medot
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Emily and Luke were the two that showed us around and accompanied us on this day. Me and my partner were doing a half day experience and one non participant ticket. When we arrived we looked around the wonderful farm to begin with and soon went to the falconary section. We were greeted in at 12pm and entered the small room with a table and chairs. Sorting around the table we get told what is going to happen today. Shortly after we get a tour around the area and introduced to every bird. We learn about this names, breeds, diets and other things. After lots of bird introductions we are taken back into the small room to meet our first bird. Everyone put on gloves including the non participants. We past around the cutest owl and got to hold, stroke and tickle this small bird. While passing the bird around we all asked questions and got pictures.

After this we got up and took a walk outside and flew a few of the birds (the non participants watched. Obviously :) )
We then went on a short walk. All the participants had their chance to fly the falcon and have him land. After coming back the participants got to fly another bird and hold the biggest bird there. After everything we learned a lott, got some great pictures and had an amazing experience together.

Overall I defiantly plan on going back. Luke and Emily elwere amazingly kind, cheerful and helpful.

Thank jessica f
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

This experience was for my wife's birthday. She was delighted with the whole afternoon. It started with cuddling a gorgeous little owl and ended with an eagle on a glove. The woodland walk was magical with a Harris Hawk. The staff's knowledge and enthusiasm made it an afternoon to remember for a long time.

Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

We arrived at the Centre and parked easily. We were collected from reception by Sarah, who was our owl handler and guide. She took us to the Falconry area and we were given a brief introduction to the birds and Sarah explained what we could expect.
There were only only 6 of us, and we each had multiple turns at flying Dizzy our beautiful owl companion for the day. Everyone just spent the whole walk grinning! There was plenty of time to ask questions, and take photos and video of Dizzy flying, both in woodland and across a pond.
Sarah was friendly and very knoweldgeable, the walk was just long enough. I cannot recommend this experience too highly. It was great value for money and I would do it again tomorrow.

1  Thank littlejane2017
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Was bought this as a present and had a fantastic time. Sarah and Emily were great - really friendly and relaxed, helpful, knowledgeable and made the whole thing great fun. The birds are fantastic, and seeing them in a more natural habitat on the woodland walk is really interesting.

Thank mnscott2017
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