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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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Amazing VIP Solo Half-Day Tour

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Nickolas C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Emylou10
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Thank AndyHulks
Charing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a brilliant half day on the falconry experience. Our falconer was great and had excellent knowledge of all the birds. He also made sure we got the most we possibly could out of our three hours, which we really appreciated. Lovely location. Highly recommended.

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Thank EH-five
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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 8 January 2017

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 29 December 2016

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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