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The Hawking Centre

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Doddington Place Church Lane, Doddington, Sittingbourne ME9 0BB, England
+44 1795 473680
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Amazing day at 'The Big Four Experience'

I booked 'The Big Four' as a Christmas present for my partner. Great day, we got to fly an Eagle... read more

Reviewed yesterday
BRJ82
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Kent, United Kingdom
Unforgettable Falconry Experience

This is my second visit to the Hawking Centre. The guys are so welcoming and well organised (thanks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John H
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Doddington Place Church Lane, Doddington, Sittingbourne ME9 0BB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I booked 'The Big Four' as a Christmas present for my partner. Great day, we got to fly an Eagle Owl, Chilean Eagle and Vulture from the glove. Also interacted with the Bald Eagle, Stellers Sea Eagle and the Seriema. My partner couldn't have been...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my second visit to the Hawking Centre. The guys are so welcoming and well organised (thanks to Aaron on his occasion for all your knowledge and enthusiasm) and the experience is just incredible. Makes an amazing unforgettable experience present. I’ve done two different...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I bought my husband this half day falconry experience for Christmas, and decided to take part too - what a fantastic afternoon we had! Doddington Place Gardens is a beautiful location, and during the time we spent with the birds we saw plenty of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing day! My Wife and I chose to be falconers for the day in Doddington Place Gardens. It was truly brilliant and we had great exposure to the birds. During the day we flew a barn owl, a Bengal Eagle Owl, a Vulture,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My cousin and I were recently gifted a full-day falconry experience with the Hawking Centre. What a fantastic way to spend a day! We visited their Eastwell Manor location – lovely grounds and lunch and our falconer Julie was helpful and so knowledgeable. And the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was given a falconry day experience as a present last year but did not think to leave a review and feel I would be doing them an injustice if i didn't. The day was a wonderful experience and one I will always look back...More

Thank BorkLaser29
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful setting with plenty of birds of prey being displayed. Aaron, the resident falconer, is a great host and I'm not sure who loves who more. The birds or Aaron such is the rapport he has with the animals in his care. I can't...More

Thank cybot
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on the VIP full day experience. Brilliantly organised. Fabulous staff. Wonderful birds. Incredibly educational, moving, exciting...can't wait to go again and meet other birds plus see Morticia, Darwin, Rolo, Fizz etc again!

Thank Karen A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"It doesn't get any better than this" to be alongside birds of prey in your glorious Kent countryside. I just wanted to record my sincere thanks for making my day so interesting and informative. The day was packed with insights into the life and behaviour...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous birthday treat for my 9 year old thanks to Julie who was great and had answers to all the questions!

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David H
19 October 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 ????
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Karen B
5 July 2016|
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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.
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yyfgal
2 April 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.
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