The Hawking Centre

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Taylor H
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Fantastic week at Eastwell Manor
Aug 2021 • Family
I want to say a massive thank you to Ryan our host/falconer for a truly amazing experience. I came and did a week's falconry course with my family and left feeling truly inspired, I am hoping to pursue this as a future career now.

I would highly recommend the Falconry Centre to anyone who is interest in learning about the birds of pray, making flying equipment, feeding, handling etc.

I will certainly be going again next year after this fantastic experience.
Written September 2, 2021
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Clb
2 contributions
Half day experience
Aug 2021 • Couples
I bought a Half day experience for my partners birthday , covid came but they extended the voucher for 3 years so used it today , partner really enjoyed it he was delighted , the birds were amazing , Bradley the falconer was great and very knowledgeable would recommend this highly , Eastwell manor is a beautiful place to do this ,
Ps don’t put the postcode in your sat-nav takes you to an entrance that you can’t get through
Written August 2, 2021
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Mark M
1 contribution
HALF-DAY VIP FALCONRY EXPERIENCE AT EASTWELL MANOR
Jul 2021
A fantastic half- day ‘VIP’ experience spent in the company of Falconer Bradley, a very professional and knowledgeable guide. My wife and myself were made to feel very welcome and at ease with the birds I flew - a Barn Owl, a Bengali Eagle Owl, a Bald Eagle and a Vulture and witnessed an impressive demonstration falconry by Bradley. All this took place in the setting of Eastwell Manor, a tremendous backdrop to the experience. Thoroughly recommended !
Written July 1, 2021
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rcoooper1925
Herne Bay, UK3 contributions
Eastwell Manor birds of prey experience.
Jun 2021
Brilliant day and many thanks to Reece ( sorry if I spelt your name wrong ) who provided us with so much interesting information . Great experience and such a variety of birds. I would thoroughly recommend the whole day experience.
Written June 11, 2021
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DanAndTash
London, UK39 contributions
Worth the wait (done at Eastwell Manor site)
Sep 2020
We originally booked a year ago, but was rained off, then second attempt was cancelled due to covid, so 3rd time lucky? We spent the week beforehand in Kent to be near, and the weather for our day was forecast as awful, but we went any way and Ryan was well up for taking us out regardless, so we agreed and WHAT a great decision that was! Although it was very windy (which actually gave the birds good exercise), there was no rain whatsoever, despite BBC saying it would be 98% for the whole 6 hours (never trust them or any site, just go and see what really happens). We had a private tour with about 10 birds, 4 of which were massive, including an American bald eagle, which was so heavy we could only keep our arms up for about a minute before gravity and weakness took over! Our favourites were the 3 big owls, which we didn't expect before we went. They are so funny, and have the best characters, but ALL the birds were AMAZING! We flew them all loads and had such a great time I can't stress how good it was. Ryan was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and driven, it is exactly what you want. Zoe was really patient with us, it had been 15 months after we were first supposed to go, but they still let us come. The grounds were gorgeous with a lovely lunch, which provides a great backdrop for the pictures and videos. Ryan basically started at 5am and by the time he cleaned up would be done 14 hours later. This is a tough job but he loves it, absolute legend and tells you everything about how it works. We'll go back as soon as we can.
Written September 27, 2020
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birdman
1 contribution
more days you book the better
Aug 2020
Great experience, cannot express enough how much fun you will have learning each birds personality and flying them around the grounds
Written August 6, 2020
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Neil
Hastings, UK2 contributions
Great opportunity to get close to some wonderful birds of prey
Mar 2020
I would heartily recommend this experience even if you have no plans to take this up as a hobby. Yes, you will see birds like this close up at various shows but to have them flying up to your gloved hand to feed is a thrilling experience. The staff are very knowledgeable and passionate about the birds and seeing the birds flying at close hand is a thing of beauty.
Written March 29, 2020
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Garyjex
1 contribution
Meeting the birds
Mar 2020
Had a fab half day 15/03/20 meeting up close 5 of the birds available. Vulture very entertaining and extremely clever. Steph very informative and obviously enjoyed showing the birds off. Highlight was seeing and meeting Chilean Blue Eagle, absolute stunner. Would highly recommend experience to all.
Written March 15, 2020
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KarenW182013
Chatham, Kent6 contributions
Magnificent Flying Experience
Feb 2020
Flew the big four - Chilean Eagle Moet, Eagle Owl Arthur, Hooded Vulture Maggie and my favourite Xavier the Bald Eagle - a fantastically organised experience. Met the other birds, in particular Connie who provided the background noise for the entirety of our visit :). Ryan has extensive knowledge, is devoted to the birds and his business and showed a level of professionalism that will ensure the business thrives. A truly fab experience.
Written February 19, 2020
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Grabaggio
Marlow, UK4 contributions
Great experience and very informative
Nov 2019
really good day out in lovely surroundings. the team at Eastwell Manor are really passionate about birds and keen to share their knowledge.
Written January 19, 2020
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