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The Hawking Centre

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Address: Doddington Place, Church Lane, Doddington ME9 0BB, England
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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A great birthday present for me !

We spent the day with a very keen, knowledgeable young lady. She passed on so much interesting information with such enthusiasm.we enjoyed holding and watching a large variety of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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aldington
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aldington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent the day with a very keen, knowledgeable young lady. She passed on so much interesting information with such enthusiasm.we enjoyed holding and watching a large variety of hawks,owls and eagles. But the lunch was very poor indeed, limp sandwiches , instant coffee and tasteless tea . The lunch room was cold when we went in. I recommend that... More 

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Thank calleywell
London, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife had booked this as my surprise birthday treat and what a treat it was. However good you think this experience is going to be - just wait because it's even better! The grounds and woodlands on the estate are just the perfect environment. After a brief initial induction by the very knowledgeable and helpful experts the fun quickly... More 

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Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our Falconry Experience at the Hawking Center. We decided to stay the night before in Faversham at a B&B and we were so happy we did! It was a charming town with a lot of history. As we arrived to the estate we were instantly impressed with the gorgeous lush grounds. Katie was our... More 

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Thank MelodiousTravels
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got bought a full day experience for my birthday and it was brilliant! Got to handle a barn owl, a vulture, a hawk and a falcon and fly them in the beautiful gardens and wooded area in the Doddington house grounds. Also got to hold an eagle - you knew he was on your arm! Lunch was also excellent finished... More 

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Thank Marky264321
Greenwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Dad has been a very keen birdwatcher for all his life so I decided to buy him a full day experience at The Hawking Centre for his birthday. I must say that it was one of the best gifts I have ever given him and definitely worth the money. We had a fantastic family day out and my Dad... More 

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Thank jbyles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had given my girlfriend a gift certificate for the above mentioned experience and we had a wonderful time. My partner got to hold an eagle and fly 4 birds (two owls, one hawk, one vulture) while walking the beautiful grounds of the estate while having competent falconer Gerald explain the nature and habits of the birds. Absolutely recommendable!

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Thank Nickolas C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

My wife booked for the 2 of us to do a 1/2 Day Falconry Experience with the Hawking Centre at Doddington Place Gardens. It was an amazing experience being so close to the birds (Gracie, Cinders, Jasper and Maggie the vulture). Katie the falconer was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the birds and the job and was more than happy... More 

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Thank Barry H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We purchased this when we saw the company at The National Pet Show and the falconry experience was on offer. Had no idea what to expect but had the most amazing experience. It was just us and a more junior falconer but he was very knowledgeable, answered all our questions and let us try a variety of birds. I went... More 

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Thank Becky G
Kent, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I paid for my boyfriend to have a half-day experience and I was a spectator. There were only 2 other people on the experience, 2 members of incredibly knowledgeable staff and 4 birds to meet! We were introduced to and given a background of 4 birds, we then walked around Ashdown Park Hotel grounds and he got to fly, feed... More 

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Thank Emylou10
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Booked a full day experience here.could not have been better.spent the morning flying a variety of birds.the staff were very knowledgeable, and made the experience that much better. After lunch, we spent several hours on the field archery site. Again, great fun. I could not recommend the Falconry centre enough.

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