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The Hawking Centre

Doddington Place Gardens, Church Hill, Doddington ME9 0BB, England
01795 473680
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Doddington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

If you're reading this then you have either attended one of their experiences or your thinking about going and want to check it out, Our unreserved opinion, that's myself and my spectator partner who shared the day say don't just look..... go ahead and book, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.... We attended on the 17th November for a full day's... More

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A must do for anyone who loves birds of prey and for those people who want to experience something out of the ordinary. Jamie made the day awesome with her knowledge and enthusiasm for the birds, which was infectious. With such a small group the ability to have the various birds fly in such a nice surroundings and land on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My son of 13 and I visited the Hawking centre on Wednesday 29/10/2014 for a half day Falconry experience. We were in a group of four, three flyers and one observer, all of us in the group got on really well. From the word go it was thrilling, educational, entertaining and thoroughly worthwhile. Jamie who looked after us was great,... More

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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Unsure what to expect but even with drizzly weather it was a great day. The groups are split small so you have a lot of time with each instructor, we had Katie who was brilliant. These people know and love what they do and this is really evident from the outset and it adds an extra dimension to the experience.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I did the full day experience with my husband and I cannot praise the hawking centre enough for enabling us to have such a fabulous experience. They should be so proud of the experience that they provide and the birds are in absolutely immaculate condition. I am already looking to book another experience so that I can fly Ruby -... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If you have a love of birds of prey, then have a half day experience at the Hawking Centre, Doddington Place Gardens, Kent. We were met at 9am by Aaron and Katie and taken firstly for a nice cup of coffee/tea, then to meet the birds, from huge Eagle Owls to tiny Barn Owls and the odd Vulture thrown in... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

As a bird lover, 90% of the reason I visited the UK was for to attend one of the experience days at the Hawking Centre and I cant thank them enough, the day was amazing and the highlight of my 6 weeks of travel around Europe. I did the full day experience and handled a variety of birds, and was... More

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Kent, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Husband and i attended a full day experience, and even though i was a spectator and he was flying the birds along with others in the group (max 4 fliers), i had a great time. Such a wide range of brids, from different owls, to hawks, vultures, and eagles. Learnt about the birds, took them for walks through the amazing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We really could not recommend this any higher! What an absolutely amazing day! Jamie our Falconer was brill, she really knew her stuff and made the day so exciting. Her knowledge and love for the birds was so nice to see and our favorite bird was by far the Great Grey Owl. We especially enjoyed watching the Harris Hawk's natural... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

what a lovely time we had at doddington hawking centre from the time we got there till the time we left we were made to fill so welcome,our falconer jamie met us at the gate and off we went starting with the barn owl which was lovely to see flying in the woods and flying him to the glove for... More

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