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The Hawking Centre

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excellent day out

my wife got us a half day experience flying the birds of prey, really enjoyable day up close to... read more

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paul t
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Margate, United Kingdom
Wonderful!

We had a truly brilliant and memorable day flying these wonderful birds. Tom was so informative and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Denise B
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Doddington Place Church Lane, Doddington, Sittingbourne ME9 0BB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

my wife got us a half day experience flying the birds of prey, really enjoyable day up close to most of the birds, we walked through the gardens and woods where we flew Gracie the barn owl, Arthur the European, eagle owl, Jaeger the Harris...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a truly brilliant and memorable day flying these wonderful birds. Tom was so informative and his enthusiasm for his work, and his extensive knowledge, made it even better. Stunning surroundings and staff who really care.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the highlight of my UK trip. Our falconer, Tim, was absolutely brilliant and made sure our whole group had a perfect day. I’m usually quite frightened of birds and was quite apprehensive at first, but the gentle way the birds are introduced quickly...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very good staff kind conciderate and experanced families or groups most welcome disabilied access is also exellent katie and the birds of pray exellent this is the place to learn and experance real life and what happends natrally the prices are well within anyones price...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had been given a full day with birds of prey as a gift and what a gift it was. The hawking centre was great from start to Finnish and me and my daughter had a marvelous day with lunch . They had so many...More

Thank alancheryl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a full day falconry experience for my husband for his birthday and, not being one to miss out, booked a place for myself too. I was fairly nervous beforehand, but thought it would be an interesting day. My expectations were far exceeded and...More

Thank ClareNic77
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a full day experience with Falconer Katie and 6 birds of prey. The knowledge that Katie has made the day even more interesting because I learnt thing about the birds of prey that I was not sure of. The birds that I got...More

Thank Colin7548
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time meeting the big four and a few of their friends in a beautiful location. Ellie and Ben were great, very friendly and you could tell how much they loved and respected the birds, which were stunning. What an amazing experience!

Thank lydiaashton
Reviewed 9 September 2018

My wife and I shared the half day falconry experience and were well looked after by Tim who was both enthusiastic and knowledgeable. In the three hours we were there, we had a 'walking talk' around the aviaries and spent two hours actually flying four...More

Thank Porter018
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

One of our best days ever - Tim was so enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate he helped to make the experience special. We enjoyed the whole day experience and walking through the beautiful woods with a barn owl and harris hawk flying with you and landing...More

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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 ????
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Karen B
5 July 2016|
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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.
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yyfgal
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.
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Chris M
14 April 2015|
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Response from Mandi T | Reviewed this property |
My Partner was a spectator on the falconry experience day, having bought me the day as a birthday gift. He enjoyed it. He enjoyed watching me having a great day and was involved too. He got to come on the tour of the mews... More
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