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The Hawking Centre

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Address: Doddington Place, Church Lane, Doddington ME9 0BB, England
Phone Number:
+44 1795 473680
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Fantastic as always!

I had the pleasure of a Big Four experience and it certainly had the wow factor. My friend and I got to fly vultures and eagles around the stunning grounds. We were able to feed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the pleasure of a Big Four experience and it certainly had the wow factor. My friend and I got to fly vultures and eagles around the stunning grounds. We were able to feed the red legged seriema who jumped very high to take the food from us, and were even allowed to cuddle the baby eagle owls. This... More 

Thank SamVN28
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I purchase a one-to-one Falconry experience with experienced falconer Katie and I guested with camera. the gardens were in full spring blossom and bloom. After an introduction to the whole family we went out with Cinders, the Canadian Great Horned Owl followed by the Spectacle Owl, Oreo and the Hooded Vulture Maggie A splendid ploughmans lunch was incuded in the... More 

Thank Kenneth J
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

I bought this experience for my husband's birthday and paid extra for myself and two children (10 & 12) to attend and observe. We arrived at Doddington Place, not really knowing what to expect. Our trip was booked on a date prior to the Gardens opening on 16 April and so we were greeted by a sign on the driveway... More 

Thank kerrycoltham
Kent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was gifted this experience for my birthday, wasn't quite sure what to expect. Went to the new venue at Eastwell Manor, and over the course of over 3 hours had a wonderful time of coming into close contact flying and feeding barn owls, Harris hawk, vulture, and Asian brown wood owl called rollo. Any expectation what I had, was... More 

Thank debbie1964athome
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was bought a half day experience with the Hawking Centre, which I used at their new Eastwell Manor venue today (Monday 17th April). I am a big fan of birds of prey so for me it was one of my favourite mornings. From start to finish it was brilliant!! I couldn't thank Jamie enough for making it such a... More 

Thank OfficeTalk
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a birthday gift. We had half a day of archery and a full day flying the birds of prey. Both days were amazing and we were lucky with the weather. Tom coached us on the archery with enthusiasm and good humour. All equipment was provided. I could become hooked. The day with the birds was full on. There... More 

Thank LorrainePer57
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for the full day experience with Tom. Absolutely brilliant. Not what I expected. We were walking the grounds flying birds. Lots of interaction and natural behaviour! Tom was fantastic, his knowledge of the birds and their behaviours was second to none. Very passionate!

Thank Rob_Hodges
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother (spectator) and I (participant) did a 1/2 day experience with Katie on the morning of April 10. WOW - Doddington Place (estate and gardens) is gorgeous and the Hawking Centre is located right on the property. As a newbie to falconry, I would have been happy flying a couple of hawks. After we were introduced to the birds... More 

Thank combopack
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We can here for my husband to do a half day experience for his birthday and we had the most amazing time. Our guide was Gerald and he was so friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. We loved seeing and meeting all the birds and also learning a whole lot more about them. The experience was so much better than either of... More 

Thank janeo3865
Naples, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I treated my teenage son who loves all things animals to this for a christmas present. He spent the whole day with one of the falconers, training, flying and generally looking after the birds. Jamie, his falconer was extremely knowledgable and had lots of fascinating stories about the birds and she was patient and enthusiastic and obviously enjoys what she... More 

Thank Diane S

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