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The Hawking Centre

Features Animals
Doddington Place, Church Lane, Doddington ME9 0BB, England
+44 1795 473680
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Fab Day

I bought for a present the Falconry for a Day experience at Doddington Place Gardens which we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Charlene S
Fab day!

My boyfriend and I had the best day here. So lovely to be able to fly and hold so many beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Doddington Place, Church Lane, Doddington ME9 0BB, England
+44 1795 473680
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I bought for a present the Falconry for a Day experience at Doddington Place Gardens which we attended on Sunday 12th November. The day was very well organised and informative. We started at 10 am and once we left it was well after 4pm. My...More

Thank Charlene S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I had the best day here. So lovely to be able to fly and hold so many beautiful birds. Our falconer, Laura, was fantastic and so enthusiastic about the birds. Particular highlight was flying the barn owl through the woods. Thank you...More

Thank sweepydoodles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful day out if you like birds of prey. The setting is sublime and the handlers are absolutely genuine and passionate about their birds. I handled a Barn Owl, young African eagle owl, Harris hawk and a Vulture. To have a hawk...More

Thank 108BigPezza
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Something that is not allowed in the USA, so if you have an interest in birds of prey, do yourself a favor if you are ever in Kent and go here! The experience is amazing, especially for an American. My wife loves owls which is...More

Thank txwolfy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We first contacted The Hawking Centre when we were planning our wedding on Elmley Nature Reserve and had decided on a bit of a bird theme. We wanted our guests to get the chance to hold some birds of prey and get photos with them....More

Thank Gemma P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic morning flying a variety of birds of prey. Welcoming and friendly. Knowledgeable staff. Special mention goes to Megan for the additional bald eagle experience!

Thank Ellen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bought this for a birthday present for my other half. He was not disappointed. Fantastic value for the whole day. We were greeted by the team at 10am, taken for a nice cuppa and a run through of the day. Introduced to the birds and...More

Thank Dawn J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a day :) My gf bought me a half day experience and I loved it It’s around 90 minutes for me to get there from North London but it’s really easy to get there - mainly motorways, a couple of b-roads and you’re there...More

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife bought me a full day (6 hour) experience which was held at Eastwell Manor in Ashford. The day was excellent and included lunch in the Manor and an opportunity to walk the grounds with both the birds and during some free time. Our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were given the half day experience as a birthday gift. What a wonderful day. Our falconer, Paige, was excellent. Very knowledgable, helpful and friendly. We were able to fly Gracie the barn owl, Ethel - a vulture with real character., and a Harris hawk....More

Thank Alipeeps2015
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David H
18 October 2016|
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Response from Thommo60 | Reviewed this property |
Everyday bar New Years Day as told me by the Falconers They even work on Christmas Day at hotels ????
Karen B
5 July 2016|
Response from tomofboston | Reviewed this property |
There are no entrance fees as such. You pay depending on what you want to do, for example my son and I paid 75GBP each for a half day falconry experience. The website lays it out pretty clearly.
1 April 2016|
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Response from Martin R | Reviewed this property |
Ashdown Park and the Hotel is in Sussex, Donington Place is in Kent. The Hawking Centre is at Donington Place.

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