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The Hawking Centre

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Address: Doddington Place, Church Lane, Doddington ME9 0BB, England
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+44 1795 473680
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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A terrific experience !

We had a great time. The birds were fantastic, the falconers top-notch, the venue excellent and the organisation really professional. If you have an opportunity to attend a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
SMHKent
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a great time. The birds were fantastic, the falconers top-notch, the venue excellent and the organisation really professional. If you have an opportunity to attend a Hawking Centre experience then go, go, go !

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a full day flying different birds, it was my first time ( I was the main flyer, my partner and daughter 6yo were spectators). The group was very small, giving everyone plenty of interaction with each birds. Our falconer Tom was brilliant, attentive, nice to us and clearly very competent and passionate about the birds and falconry in... More 

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bought the VIP solo targets and talons full day experience. We booked in winter when Doddington Place was closed to the public which made it feel like we had the whole place to ourselves. I cannot recommend this experience enough, I was so impressed with the every aspect and will certainly return for another visit. The staff were warm,... More 

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Swanscombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got my daughter a falconry experience day at Doddington and it was brilliant. The lady that took my daughter around for the whole day was very welcoming and the report back from my daughter was excellent. She also suggested we come back a little earlier to try get some photos of them with the birds. Julie made our daughter's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked the full day falconry experience at The Hawking Centre and brought a friend along as a participant. It was my 'treat to myself' on the day of my birthday itself, so I was really looking forward to it. Having volunteered with animals abroad before, I was really keen to see the difference in a UK based falconry centre... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great full day falconry experience at the Hawking Centre this past weekend. The staff were really attentive, our falconer Katie going to great lengths to ensure that everyone got the most from the experience as well as giving a background on all of the different species of raptors that we were handling and seeing. It is obvious the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Set in the grounds of a splendid manor house, The Hawking Centre offers a number of choices for experiencing the pleasure of flying birds of prey. My friend and I opted for the 'full day' experience - she was the main participant, I was a 'spectator', attending at (substantially) reduced cost. The day was well organised, informative and great fun!... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I booked online but not sure payment had gone through despite receiving email confirmation. Left msg on answer phone and lovely young lady returned my call. I also explained our future plans are on hold or day to day due to serious illness in the family which could affect the use of the gift. She couldn't have been kinder, reassuring... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic day at Doddington Place with the Hawking Centre, Katie our Falconer made sure we had plenty of time with the various birds and all the staff are very knowledgable and obviously love their jobs and make sure that everyone gets the most out of the day. I would recommend this to anyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We bought the full day falconry experience as a gift for my dad's birthday. It was a brilliant day in a beautiful location. We were thrilled with how many birds we got to see and fly. Our falconer, Julie, was very knowledgable and enthusiastic, and had the patience of a saint when little barn owl Alfie was reluctant to cooperate... More 

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