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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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Can't recommend this enough!

My sister and I bought a VIP falconry experience for our mum. The entire day was fantastic, from beginning to end. Our falconer (Katie) was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My sister and I bought a VIP falconry experience for our mum. The entire day was fantastic, from beginning to end. Our falconer (Katie) was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. She taught us a lot about the various birds and it was easy to see how much she cared about them. We'd also like to give a big thanks to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

This was a day you will remember! We arrived at the impressive country home and we were met by our falconer. The day starts with tea and coffee and a general chat then it's straight in to introductions to the birds. What follows during the day is a fantastic interactive day of flying, handling and walking through beautiful gardens and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful surroundings, lovely staff and it was a privilege to be with such beautiful creatures. I would love to go back. I think my absolute favourite was Arthur the Eagle Owl! Kids would love this as well.

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Berkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Superb day, I did the day experience, brilliant to be so close to the birds, you had loads of time with them, it wasn't just fly to you once but 3/4 times with 5 different birds, can't recommend it highly enough. All staff superb, booking my day couldn't have been easier Karen was extremely helpful, always rang me back if... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Visited this place last winter,and I'm still beaming with the memories. A lovely centre with very charming staff. A great activity in which one may part-take,certainly not the run of the mill stuff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We had a wonderful day flying the birds in the beautiful grounds. The staff were knowledgeable and keen to ensure we had a day to remember. Looking forward to going back again, it was that good.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This was such a surprise for me, my expectations were not too high when we arrived but oh gosh how wrong could I have been. For anyone who has an interest in birds this is probably one of the best things you could do. A full day was exhausting but an experience I thoroughly recommend anyone to do. Lunch was... More 

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Rainham, Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is an excellent experience set in the beautiful grounds of Doddington Place Gardens. Jules was the Falconer for the day and she was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. To fly a number of birds and to learn about these birds is something very special. In the afternoon Lee the owner of The Hawking centre flew a Gyr Falcon on a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

if you like birds and nature and the english countryside you can,t do any better than going on a full day falconry experience with these people, the handler was excellent and very imformative, the variety of birds i handled was amazing, VULTURE, 2 OWLS, HARRIS HAWKS, BLUE EAGLE, AND MORE, with a nice lunch included and very beautiful walks with... More 

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West Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I spent a day at the centre and was lucky enough to fly two types of owl, an eagle, a hawk and a vulture. It was an unmissable experience and enhanced by the knowledge and enthusiasm of my falconer Julie. The day moves along at a good pace and with plenty of variety in the birds you get to fly.... More 

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