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The Hawking Centre

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A great day out

I had a wonderful time with the Doddington falconers at their Eastwell Manor base. Ellie our guide... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Robert G
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Amazing day out.

Kate was so welcoming and knowledgeable. She talked us through hundreds of bird facts so kept our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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Doddington Place Church Lane, Doddington, Sittingbourne ME9 0BB, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had a wonderful time with the Doddington falconers at their Eastwell Manor base. Ellie our guide, was so enthusiastic about all the birds and happily answered all the questions we could throw at her. She was extremely well-informed and clearly had a passion for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kate was so welcoming and knowledgeable. She talked us through hundreds of bird facts so kept our interest all day. The birds were beautiful and all in lovely condition with imaculate aviary’s. We walked arround the gardens with lots of different birds (one at a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible experience beginning with archery followed by a walk on the wild side with birds of prey. Exquisite grounds! Highly recommended!!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the birds especially "Gracie" a barn owl. The centre is easy to find with toilets and café for your convenience. Sensible footwear is a "must" and clothing to match the weather, and of course a camera to remember the experience of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank km402018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arranged this for someones birthday to do and I was a spectator. I was really pleased with the whole experience. The secretary I initially spoke and emailed with was very helpful to my needs and the two people who took us on this experience...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great half day Falconry experience with Ellie & her wonderful birds. My wife & I totally enjoyed ourselves seeing them, handling them & to see the love Ellie has for the birds & they obviously love her too. We are especially greatful to The Hawking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nabbtop
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a whole day with Julie, Albert the European Eagle Owl, Gracie the Barn Owl, Maggie the Hooded Vulture, Jo Jo the Harris Hawk, Moet the Chilean Eagle, and Ilena the Alaskan Bald Eagle. Julie was very knowledgeable as were the other falconers who were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

Had a fabulous day meeting some of the centre's magnificent birds and enjoying their presence while taking in the beautiful grounds of Doddington Place. I was very impressed by the professionalism and the standards of care and you can see that the birds are extremely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sirrah50
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing experience, friendly leaders, lots of fun and a good day out for everybody even the birds! They were really knowledgeable, allowed us to fly loads of birds (owls, vultures, eagles and hawks and falcons). Great lunch too. Highly recommend the Hawking Centre.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Salboo
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Great half day spent with Tim making the experience even more extra special. Tim's knowledge - his passion - his enthusiasm is addictive & the range of birds we encountered were given individual attention & detail - that you could feel yourself falling in love...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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David H
18 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 ????
Karen B
5 July 2016|
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.
1 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.