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The Hawking Centre

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Address: Doddington Place Gardens, Church Hill, Doddington ME9 0BB, England
Phone Number: 01795 473680
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Half Day Hawk Experience

Absolutely brilliant place. I went with my husband and we both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. All the reviews speak for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Rainham, United Kingdom
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Rainham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Absolutely brilliant place. I went with my husband and we both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. All the reviews speak for themselves. Please believe them and you will not be disappointed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Simply excellent, have a fantastic day flying different birds the staff were excellent and our trainers Laura and jules were fantastic and very knowledgeable and would thoroughly recommend it. 5 stars

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Was bought this as a birthday present by my partner and it was the best afternoon i have had for years. Our falconer was very friendly, professional and knowledgeable and we were with another couple for the three hour experience. The setting was amazing and the birds were beautiful. If you get the chance i would recommend to anybody.

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East Sussex
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Bought this as a Birhday present for my husband and it did not disappoint. Just a small group of three doing falconry experience and two spectators. Led by two great girls, Katie and Jamie who were so knowledgable on all their birds. In a beautiful setting of Ashdown Park Hotel. Flew different types of bird from owls to hawks to... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A group of friends and I spent yesterday with falconers from the Hawking Centre at Ashdown Park Hotel. Aaron, Laura and Lewis were so informative, low key and friendly. The birds were stunning, even Morticia the vulture, in her own special way. Without exception we had a great and memorable day out and a number of us will be returning.... More 

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Hastings
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My wife and I recently spent a day with the Hawking Centre which is set in wonderful gardens and woodland. We were met by our falconer for the day, Jamie, who immediately came over as a great host. Over the day we flew barn owl, Asian brown wood owl, hooded vulture, Harris hawk, bald eagle and Chilian eagle. Some we... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I booked this for my partner as a birthday celebration and myself as a spectator. We both were extremely pleased with the half day experience. We got to meet all of the birds and fell in love with them all. The grounds are ideal for the experience as they 'walk' with you and fly backwards and forwards all the time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

On our trip to England from Canada we decided to experience a full day at the centre and to tell the truth it was worth every cent. Glorious experience! Will definitely be returning in the future. The falconers were so knowledgeable and friendly. The birds were brilliant. Thank you so much.

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Kent
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Every year, my wife tries to get me a birthday present that is something a bit different. Now both over 50, she's ticked the boxes for flying lessons, shooting, quad biking etc. What a fantastic idea it was for her to find the Hawking Centre this year. Laura was our Falconer and could not not have been more affable or... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We had a wonderful falconry morning yesterday at Ashdown Park Hotel as part of a birthday treat. Gloriously sunny winter morning to enjoy the grounds in the company of two other like minded couples and friendly, informative falconers, Aaron and Laura, with , most importantly, their amazing birds consisting of vulture, owls, hawks and eagle. Looking into the eyes of... More 

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