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The Hawking Centre

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Whole day experience

Such an interesting and enjoyable day. Katie was so passionate and informative. Thank you very much!

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Elliot R
A fabulous experience recommended for al ages

Our group of four including a 12 and 14 year old all had an absolutely fabulous day at Eastwell... read more

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Doddington Place Church Lane, Doddington, Sittingbourne ME9 0BB, England
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Reviewed today

Such an interesting and enjoyable day. Katie was so passionate and informative. Thank you very much!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Elliot R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our group of four including a 12 and 14 year old all had an absolutely fabulous day at Eastwell Manor with the awesome Katie and her beautiful feathered friends. Thank you Oreo, Morticia, Jess, Jaeger, Jasper Moet and Bailey! We had the 6 hour experience...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank juliajZ6451IL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience, got to fly Owls, Hawks, Vultures, learn all about them, get very close and see them flying. Awesome adventure, must do in the heart of the Kent countryside.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ChelseaJay69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great day with Aaron and the gang. His love and interest in all the birds was infectious. And such a varied experience flying the different birds, though my favourite was Alfie the barn owl! Really recommend for those like me who’ve never been...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AMurphy13
Reviewed 13 January 2019

Spent half a day at the Eastwell Manor falconry centre. This was 3 hours well spent. We were taken around with AAron who knew everything there was to know about all these birds. He made the experience very enjoyable and would certainly recommend this if...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gill T
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

We had the morning at Eastwell Manor with Katie for the Hawking Centre. Katie has a wealth of knowledge and was so informative. We learnt so much. Her passion for the birds was contagious. To have the privilege of seeing these animals so closely was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KevJaneWalmer
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

This was our first time at the Champneys Eastwell Manor venue. The breathtaking beauty of the stately Hotel and grounds was a perfect complement to the majestic hands-on (or should that be claws-on) feel of vultures and owls, inches away on your gloved hand. Their...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

We had a great VIP hour experience with Katie, who was friendly and made us feel welcome. We flew 4 different birds of prey and Katie was so knowledgable about them all. The birds were obviously all well cared for and were stunning to watch...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Suzet73
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Had a really super and educational half day with the Hawking Centre at their Eastwell Manor sattelite base near Ashford, with me and two boys 12 and 11. Arrived for 10, short educational talk, introduced to the various birds then walking about and with the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jason S
Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

Fab day with The Hawking Centre. I’d done a half day about 5-6 years ago and had the pleasure of doing another one today. Great experience once again, would absolutely recommend and would love to do it again in the future. The birds were fantastic...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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.