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The Hawking Centre

#1 of 3 things to do in Doddington Features Animals
Doddington Place, Church Lane, Doddington ME9 0BB, England
+44 1795 473680
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I purchased this for my husband as a birthday present ,the whole experience was brilliant from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Esher, United Kingdom

Spectacular experience! We would do it again in a heartbeat. We did the full day. The handlers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Doddington Place, Church Lane, Doddington ME9 0BB, England
+44 1795 473680
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I purchased this for my husband as a birthday present ,the whole experience was brilliant from start to finish.the staff were lovely and all very knowledgable and enthusiastic.Our handler for afternoon was Gerald who was very patient and passionate about the birds and was keen...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular experience! We would do it again in a heartbeat. We did the full day. The handlers and grounds were simply wonderful.

Thank tripJAtlanta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I bought a whole day experience for my husband as a fathers day gift and paid the small amount extra to spectate. I had to bring my baby son with me and they were very accomodating. We were lucky to have a great day weather...More

Thank Loopyloo77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff are friendly professional and have a passion for what they do . They have a great raing of birds and this is one of the few places you can fly a white backed Vulture, Great place beautiful grounds and an experience to remember. Would...More

Thank Shart7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot express enough how much fun we had at the Hawking Centre at Doddington Place. Fantastic day packed full of experiences. Tom our handler was obviously very passionate and ensured that everyone had a wonderful time. Not only was it wonderful day but the...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On Monday we visited Doddington for the Hawking Half Day experience. We arrived to a coffee in the tea rooms where we met Tom, our handler for the day. Tom clearly very much loves his job (I am quite envious actually!) 😂 After a very...More

Thank PrinceAli28
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing afternoon at the Hawking Centre at Doddington Place Gardens. We did the half day experience. Tom, our handler, was great. He thoroughly explained facts about each bird. We had several turns with many of the birds, It was an amazing experience...More

Thank yhunter2017
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit back and we had a great day. We spent the afternoon with Aaron who was so knowledgeable and friendly. The birds are beautiful, as are the surroundings. A wonderful day getting back to nature - thank you!

Thank KellyHarland
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Second visit to The Hawking Centre. The first was so good and any initial concerns I had had around semi-captive birds were soon dispelled as it was apparent how well the birds are treated. Aaron was our Falconer this time and he was as passionate...More

1  Thank catsnbats
Reviewed June 20, 2017

Just had an amazing visit of the hawking centre. Had a half day experience, flew four birds, amazing!!! Did not expect to fly a vulture!! Amazing!! Only groups of four, so nice and small. Birds were very friendly, we even got to stroke the barn...More

Thank Karen N
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David H
October 18, 2016|
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Response from Thommo60 | Reviewed this property |
Everyday bar New Years Day as told me by the Falconers They even work on Christmas Day at hotels ????
Karen B
July 5, 2016|
Response from tomofboston | Reviewed this property |
There are no entrance fees as such. You pay depending on what you want to do, for example my son and I paid 75GBP each for a half day falconry experience. The website lays it out pretty clearly.
April 1, 2016|
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Response from Martin R | Reviewed this property |
Ashdown Park and the Hotel is in Sussex, Donington Place is in Kent. The Hawking Centre is at Donington Place.