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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Wonderful Morning

My daughter and I had a wonderful time with the owls, Hawks and Vultures, Aaron our Faulkner was so informative and so passionate about the birds. Beautiful surroundings, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sue H
Aldershot, United Kingdom
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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter and I had a wonderful time with the owls, Hawks and Vultures, Aaron our Faulkner was so informative and so passionate about the birds. Beautiful surroundings, the birds were amazing and we were able to have lots of "holds" as there are only four people in each group. We loved our morning and would definitely go again.

Thank Sue H
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow what an absolutely amazing day! After wanting to do something different for my husbands birthday, I decided on a falconry experience. That was definitely the right decision. Having read reviews for several places I chose the Hawking centre. Today was fantastic. We opted for half a day experience but it didn't disappoint. The birds are fab. Maggie the vulture... More 

Thank Rose F
London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I actually read the reviews on trip advisor, before I booked for a half day experience, which was to be for my wife's birthday as I wanted something different. The event took place at the Ashdown Park hotel, on a pretty wet day.Regardless of the weather, my wife and I really loved it. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly.... More 

Thank Alvin V
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A big Thank You to Karen and colleagues and of course the birds for a fantastic time at the Hawking Centre! I am a regular visitor, always coming away with the wish to go again soon. You just can't beat flying birds of prey in a setting as beautiful as Doddington Place Garden, with such friendly staff and birds.

Thank Marja K
Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We treated our staff with something different this Christmas and treated everyone to an experience over at The Hawking Centre to fly some birds of prey followed by some archery in the afternoon. Everyone fully enjoyed flying the birds, it was fun and educational at the same time. The vulture was incredible to fly and even walked with us back... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We did a 1/2 day family experience and had the best time ever! My daughters are on the younger side, but Katie went out of her way to get them involved safely with just the right feathered friends to make this an incredible experience they won't forget!

Thank webenchantressde
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The birds are all beautiful, even the vulture! We were given an informative tour before flying the birds. We flew five different birds during the day and also saw a display. Lovely setting and gardens. Would highly recommend.

Thank beverleyl950
Gillingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

What a fantastic experience. This was given to me as a gift and I can honestly say it was one of the most enjoyable days I have had in years. Our falconer, Jules, was so welcoming and knowledgeable; nothing was too much trouble for her. The birds were amazing; however the highlight for me were the vultures! Maggie the black... More 

Thank lynnhanson
Canterbury, Kent. UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Just visiting and seeing all the wonderful birds is joy enough. They are exquisite, well cared for and simply beautiful. But then to take out Humphrey, the little Mottled Owl (adoreable), Briea, the giant Canadian Grey Owl (a spiritual presence), Sky, a beautiful Harris Hawk and last but definitely not least, Maggie, an adoreable vulture (who loves Aaron, the falconer,... More 

Thank maggieyaxleysmith
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Me and my brother took our Dad as his 60th birthday present and we did the full day hawking experience. We went hunting with hawks in the morning then we took several birds out flying in the afternoon. I can not stress enough how happy we were with the whole experience. The people were lovely and very knowledgeable and the... More 

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