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The Hawking Centre

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Address: Doddington Place Church Lane, Doddington ME9 0BB, England
Phone Number: 01795 473680
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Fantastic Day!!!

I brought an all day package for my husband. He had a fantastic day and so did I as the Spectator! This day is set in a rural area of Kent. The grounds are beautiful. Our Falconer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kim L
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Rochford, England, United Kingdom
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have always wanted to have an experience like this had voucher as a birthday gift, I was amazed, and fascinated by the depth of knowledge of the falconer a, who always put the birds welfare first the setting is beautiful, and the buffet lunch was a couple of notches above average, the day was long and exhausting as it... More 

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Rochford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I brought an all day package for my husband. He had a fantastic day and so did I as the Spectator! This day is set in a rural area of Kent. The grounds are beautiful. Our Falconer was Tom and his passion for the birds and his enthusiasm for us to enjoy the day was A1. He was able to... More 

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Thank Kim L
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I bought an expereince day for my partner and went along as a spectator. What a brilliant day. Easy admin, then straight in. The main particiapnts all got a good and equal share of flying and to my surprise so did we (two) spectators. Thrilling. The pace was relaxed and we were never far away from the centre. Our leader... More 

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Thank Mack1967
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful setting and the staff bent over backwards to make you feel really welcome. The bird flying was awesome and to see these beautiful creatures up close and personal was amazing. All the staff are passionate and super knowledgeable about all the birds. Being able to fly an owl, a harris hawks and even a vulture was amazing and an... More 

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Thank Mark H
Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a full day falconry experience on Sunday with Matthew. We had a great time flying owls, vultures, hawks, eagles etc. Alfie the barn owl is just gorgeous! Tea and coffee when we arrived with a buffet lunch and tea and cake all provided. Only 4 people can participate at each experience, although we had 2 spectators too, which... More 

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Thank moore89
Burstow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I are interested in wildlife in general and are fascinated by birds of prey in particular so after seeing The Hawking Centre display at Outwood Village Show last year I thought that a Falconry Experience Day would be interesting. Interesting it was but it was also one of the most wonderful days ever! The two of us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I went on Saturday afternoon and had a brilliant time with at the Ashdown Hotel in Forest Row for the Falconry afternoon. Weather was bad in the morning - however luckily it cleared up by the time we got there - and we got to fly the birds in the most gorgeous setting. Matt was super knowledgeable... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was given the one day falconry experience as a Christmas present from my sister. We had seen the birds at the Simply Christmas show at the Excel and I hinted heavily! it far exceeded my expectations. We had a lovely falconer named Matt and he was excellent. He made the day formative but fun. The birds are amazing and... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great start to a group of girlie's on a hen weekend. Beautiful surroundings, wonderful knowledgeable staff, fantastic meeting and flying the birds (Maggie the vulture is so comical)and a bottle of Fizz thrown in. Well done all.

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Thank earlybird2016
London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sometimes when you visit an attraction it is let down by the members of staff attention to detail NOT ON THIS OCASSION. Matt & Jules were a delight to meet and very knowledgeable about the birds they were showing to us. I went with my son Finn (10) and my friend Gareth and Lizzie Hawke (14) this is their surname.... More 

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