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The Hawking Centre

Address: Doddington Place Gardens, Church Hill, Doddington ME9 0BB, England
Phone Number: 01795 473680
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Kent
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

thank you for a fantastic half day experience, it was well run by friendly, knowledgable staff. The birds were looking fantastic and the flying was brilliant, I will be going again soon, if you are in doubt go and try it, it will leave you smiling just like it did me.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We've done a couple of Hawking days with the Hawking centre, they are absolutely fantastic! The staff are friendly and knowledgeable about all of the birds, you can tell they genuinely care. The birds are well looked after and doddington place gardens is lovely and picturesque. Highly recommended!!

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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