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The Hawking Centre

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Doddington Place, Church Lane, Doddington ME9 0BB, England
+44 1795 473680
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Outstanding Day Out!

My wife bought me a full day (6 hour) experience which was held at Eastwell Manor in Ashford. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kent, United Kingdom
via mobile
Up close with an eagle, amazing

We were given the half day experience as a birthday gift. What a wonderful day. Our falconer... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Amersham, United Kingdom
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Doddington Place, Church Lane, Doddington ME9 0BB, England
+44 1795 473680
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife bought me a full day (6 hour) experience which was held at Eastwell Manor in Ashford. The day was excellent and included lunch in the Manor and an opportunity to walk the grounds with both the birds and during some free time. Our...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We were given the half day experience as a birthday gift. What a wonderful day. Our falconer, Paige, was excellent. Very knowledgable, helpful and friendly. We were able to fly Gracie the barn owl, Ethel - a vulture with real character., and a Harris hawk....More

Thank Alipeeps2015
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I did the ‘falconer for a day’ experience today and thought it was fab. We had Tom guide us in how to do the basics of falconry - tying a falconers knot, picking up and putting down a bird and the different...More

Thank Allyson J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is becoming harder to think of the perfect birthday gift for my elderly father, but knowing he had always had a fondness for wildlife, a half day hawking experience seemed a good idea. From the point of booking onwards our experience was excellent. Karen,...More

Thank GWBorden
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an amazing experience. We were made to feel very welcome and involved right from the start when the first thing we had was tea and coffee with a baby owl! And it only got better. Our handler was Tom who was incredibly informative...More

Thank JeanMacL1954
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I attended a half day falconry experience last Saturday at the Ashdown Park Hotel which is a beautiful venue with amazing grounds. We were a small group which gave us lots of opportunities to ask questions and spent time handling and flying the different birds....More

Thank Charlotte M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Purchased an experience when we saw them at The Big Cat Sanctuary open day. Had an amazing day, would happily return. Highly recommended

Thank Alan2611
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was so much more than expected. The love and respect shown to these beautiful birds by the staff is truly heartwarming. The amount of interaction you have with the birds is wonderful. We spent the afternoon with Megan who was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic...More

Thank dawebell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a hawking day bought for me as a birthday present. We visited the centre in September. The weather was beautiful, the settings at Doddington gardens was lovely. We started the day with info, tea and coffee. We then started the day, our instructor...More

Thank evonnecollins2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing falconry experience. The birds are extremely well cared for and the handlers very knowledgable. We flew birds including owls and even a blue eagle. The highlight for me was the 40 min walk through woodland flying the Harrier Hawk; an incredibly...More

Thank 248naomi
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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.