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The Hawking Centre

#1 of 3 things to do in Doddington Features Animals
Doddington Place, Church Lane, Doddington ME9 0BB, England
+44 1795 473680
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Excellent Afternoon

This was our second visit back and we had a great day. We spent the afternoon with Aaron who was so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Beckenham, United Kingdom
via mobile
The Big Four

Second visit to The Hawking Centre. The first was so good and any initial concerns I had had around... read more

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

This was our second visit back and we had a great day. We spent the afternoon with Aaron who was so knowledgeable and friendly. The birds are beautiful, as are the surroundings. A wonderful day getting back to nature - thank you!

Thank KellyHarland
Reviewed 4 days ago

Second visit to The Hawking Centre. The first was so good and any initial concerns I had had around semi-captive birds were soon dispelled as it was apparent how well the birds are treated. Aaron was our Falconer this time and he was as passionate...More

Thank catsnbats
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just had an amazing visit of the hawking centre. Had a half day experience, flew four birds, amazing!!! Did not expect to fly a vulture!! Amazing!! Only groups of four, so nice and small. Birds were very friendly, we even got to stroke the barn...More

Thank Karen N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very special day out thanks to our falconer Tom and the team who are exceptionally knowledgeable and passionate about their jobs. There was a fantastic range of birds to see and fly and a particular highlight for me was flying a Harris Hawk across...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an excellent day. We booked the all-day event which also included a nice lunch. We got to fly many different birds throughout the day. The falconer (Jaimie-Leigh) was excellent, she guided us through handling the birds and was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic on...More

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed our time at The Hawking Centre at Doddington Place. The experience of being expertly guided in handling these wonderful birds and in such beautiful grounds cannot be overestimated. If you have ever wanted to get close to and...More

Thank ModMan63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I treated ourselves to the VIP experience day. Having celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in November 2016, we wanted to find something a bit different. We were not disappointed! We had an amazing day. The weather was perfect and the setting beautiful....More

Thank sharon b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely country setting easy to find . After being met and greeted , a brief introduction of what to expect was given along with a drink in the tea room. We were then lead to the barn area where the birds are kept and shown...More

Thank Vic M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent the day with Falconer Jamie, who was very knowledgeable about all the birds and really friendly. The day passed far too quickly! We were with another couple for the day and were able to fly lots of different birds, starting small with a...More

Thank goldygirlLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would highly recommend doing the falconry experience day to anyone, Jamie was so knowledgeable, as you were out walking with the birds she gave us so much information and as there are only 4 people in any group then you all get a lot...More

Thank Sarah H
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David H
Will it be open November 2016 for the entire month? Thank you.
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
What is the entrance fee?
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.
What is the different between 2 location? Ashdown park hotel and Donnington place garden?
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.