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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 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My 12 year old daughter and I had a half day experience bought as a gift. We found the staff very friendly and knowledgeable, and our falconer Laura made a real effort to make the experience special and her passion for her job and the birds was very infectious. We were in a small group with just 2 other people... More

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Welling, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I have just spent a very enjoyable 5 days at Doddington Place gardens on a 5 day Falconry course. The input was spot on covering everything a beginner should know, with plenty of chances to handle and fly the birds.The course is accredited but you are under no pressure to complete it (good time scale) The Falconers were really friendy... More

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London
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We had a beautiful afternoon flying the birds - one of the best afternoons I've had! Had a great experience right from booking it - the staff were very helpful and polite and the voucher, which I bought as a gift, came in a beautiful card. The Hawking Centre only takes four people max on each visit so everyone gets... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

My wife bought me this experience day for a present. It was one of the exhilarating days I have had. Our Day started with meet and greet. We were then shown all the birds. I was with Aaron our falconer and Bradley another participant who was 12 years old. Our morning was spent carrying our own hawks and flying them... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

- Good variety of birds which are in great condition - Grounds are stunning - All staff are very friendly and helpful; from booking over the phone to the day itself I've visited many bird of prey centres over the years, the majority of which have since transformed into mini-zoos/visitor attractions and subsequently lost their appeal due to their corporate... More

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kent
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

My husband bought this for me as a birthday present as it was something I had always wanted to do. I had the full day option and for £28 my husband came along as a spectator. I had a fantastic day from start to finish and bearing in mind the weather this month, could not have had a better day.... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We visited the Hawking Centre yesterday and I can say that it was a great day out. I can't recommend it enough. The birds are very tame and well trained. The tea, coffee and lunch were also great. Thanks for a great day.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

A truly fantastic day out ,amazing staff ,Katie was brilliant. Beautiful birds ,from poor little Buttons who was too tired to fly straight ,to Maggie the vulture who will change your opinion on her breed forever. Treat yourself to a VIP day and ask for Katie to be your guide , you will not be disappointed. The buffet was tasty... More

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Faverham in England
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Went with my wife and her parents for a half day falconry experience Had barn owls , Harris hawks , eagle owl , and a vulture flying to me and landing on my arm Introduced to golden eagle, and other raptors All in all a very good day

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Half a dozen gents were bought a half day package by their wives and girlfriends last Christmas and we only took advantage of it last Friday. What an excellent afternoon. First of all the setting is beautiful from superbly manicured gardens in the areas immediately surrounding the house to suitably unkempt parkland and woods further afield. I can only imagine... More

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