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The Hawking Centre

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

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 3 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 3 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 4 weeks ago 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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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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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Thank AndyRob1502
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Totally brilliant half day spent at the Hawking Centre. The falconer was great, very knowledgeable, and made the whole experience interesting and enjoyable. The welfare of the birds seems paramount and they appear happy and healthy. Our three hours were used to the full, flying four beautiful birds in lovely location. I highly recommend this experience.

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