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The Hawking Centre

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Doddington Place Church Lane, Doddington ME9 0BB, England
+44 1795 473680
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Absolute magic, as always!

This is the fourth Falconry experience day that I have been on - it's just a wonderful way to spend... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
Half Day Falconry Experience

My husband and I and our two teenage daughters had a very special day at the Hawking Centre. Our... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
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Doddington Place Church Lane, Doddington ME9 0BB, England
+44 1795 473680
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

This is the fourth Falconry experience day that I have been on - it's just a wonderful way to spend a day. Your falconer (today it was Tom, tall as a tree and really knowledgeable and friendly) gives you confidence in handling and flying many...More

Thank Stonehugger
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I and our two teenage daughters had a very special day at the Hawking Centre. Our Falconer, Megan greeted us warmly, made us a warm drink, then introduced us to all the magnificent birds. We were the only group booked that day,...More

Thank Surelythisisoriginal
Reviewed 15 November 2017

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 31 October 2017 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 29 October 2017

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 28 October 2017

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 25 October 2017 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 24 October 2017 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 23 October 2017 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 23 October 2017 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
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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.