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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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Excellent day - from someone who normally prefers the city to the country!

I like to try something different. I normally would prefer exploring a new city - but this day in the country was perfect. It was really interesting, gave a bit of exercise at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Janettaz
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Kent
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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I like to try something different. I normally would prefer exploring a new city - but this day in the country was perfect. It was really interesting, gave a bit of exercise at the same time as learning a lot - I'd do it again ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful settings, it's clearly very well looked after. The Hawking staff know their stuff and are passionate about what they do. You get the impression the birds are really well looked after. We spent most of the day with Julie who was really knowledgeable, full of fascinating information and good fun which has to be a tough call spending a... More 

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Thank Matt S
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I bought the experience for my 81 year old mother as a Christmas present. The venue of Doddington Place is stunning. We were greeted from our cars by the falconers, given a very brief chat and then went off to fly the birds. There were 4 people in our group so small group sizes. Our falconer was Kayleigh who was... More 

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Thank tracyhart0903
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the most amazing day at the hawking centre Doddington. Our Falconer was very informative, the birds beautiful, well cared for and have a very special bond with the Falconers. It was an experience to see them fly in their natural environments, and the whole day was hands on. this for me was the best experience day I have... More 

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Ninjafunk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Faultless day. Professional, courteous staff. Lovely well cared for birds and the food/ hospitality superb too. Highly recommended!

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West Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely morning at Ashdown Park Hotel last Saturday. The birds are beautiful and such characters! The morning was very well organised and hosted by Matt and Kayleigh, who are very knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. Karen in the office is also very helpful in arranging the experiences and providing all the information you need before... More 

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Thank SharkbaitWestSussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The half day falconry experience was a fantastic introduction. The initial group of 8 was split into two smaller groups of 4 which allowed for lots of one on one time with the birds. The other two people within our group were a joy to be with and the instructor, Matthew, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic throughout. The setting of... More 

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Bromley, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd thought carefully about booking this for my son's birthday. I got some good advice from Karen in the office who was very friendly and efficient and decided that I would take part rather than just be a spectator. The night before our visit, I read the reviews again and I was looking forward to a good morning but nothing... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing day out with astonishing birds to meet and knowledgable staff on hand at all times. Worth a visit and certainly worth the cost. Beautiful gardens a bonus to wander around

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Thank Sarah J
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband was given the full day Falconry Experience as a Christmas gift from our daughter and I was there as a spectator. We had the most brilliant day! Our Falconer, Katie, was so enthusiastic and knowledgable and obviously passionate about her work. It was a pleasure to spend the day with her and get to know a varied selection... More 

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