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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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Awesome experience!

I had booked this day as a birthday surprise for my boyfriend thinking that it would be different and hopefully interesting to both of us. I couldn't be more pleased with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I had booked this day as a birthday surprise for my boyfriend thinking that it would be different and hopefully interesting to both of us. I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome as we both had an absolutely brilliant day. From first introduction our falconers Jules, and Jamie were the perfect hosts. Spending most of our time with Jules,... More 

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bexhill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My wife booked the day for me as a birthday present we took along her daughter as a spectator.We went along on a sunday it was a sunny day .We were joined by other participants and split into three groups.Our group was looked after by a very cheerful and knowlegable young lady.After being introduced to all the falconers we were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A wonderful day flying all sorts of birds. Our Falconer was extremely knowledgeable and friendly and their enthusiasm really shone through. Would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

So my boyfriend and I took part in the full day falconry experience. I participated and my boyfriend was a spectator although he did get to fly one the Eagles at the end which was a nice surprise for him. Our falconer Jamie was very knowledgable and enthusiastic about the birds. We learnt lots from her. The whole day was... More 

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Hawkhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Spent the Friday morning on a half day experience. Three other couples were there too and we were greeted by to young ladies. Three of the couples were on a full days experience and went off with Jamie and I went off with Katie. Had coffee and did the usual introductions then set off to see the birds. I was... More 

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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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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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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