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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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Owl Lovers

We booked a half day flying experience and were not disappointed! Our guide Tim was so informative... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ClareG18
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Excellent (as always)

We have been to the Hawking Centre at Doddington several times before, but this time we went to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Swarf_the_Traveller
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Doddington Place Church Lane, Doddington, Sittingbourne ME9 0BB, England
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+44 1795 473680
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked a half day flying experience and were not disappointed! Our guide Tim was so informative and clearly loves what he does. His information was insightful and vast. We were able to fly 5 different birds (I think it was meant to be 4...More

Thank ClareG18
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been to the Hawking Centre at Doddington several times before, but this time we went to their site at Eastwell Manor for the half day 'Owl experience'. We met up with our falconer, Paige, in the hotel's reception and she took us out...More

Thank Swarf_the_Traveller
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a Falconry experience on 7 May 2018 at Doddington Place. Was an amazing experience flying the birds. Started off with a 5 month old Owl and progressed up to Eagles and Vultures. The Falconer Katie was very knowledgeable and helpful

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an experience. We flew owls, falcons and eagles. The staff are so knowledgeable and really care for these wonderful birds of prey. The gardens are spectacular and the scenery is wonderful. Well worth a trip, and great value.

Thank sil n
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attention to detail from arrival to finish. Katie our fawkner was brilliant, very encouraging and informative, able to answer every question thrown at her. Her love of birds shines through. Cant wait to do our 5 day training course, as we are hooked. Ploughmans lunch...More

Thank sue062016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a present for my Dad, we bought him a half day experience and myself and my sister went along to spectate. What a wonderful day!!! Megan our Falconer was so lovely, funny and knowledgeable. It was so easy to ask her any question...More

Thank Louisa T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter is crazy about raptors, so the day-long falconry experience at Doddington Place was the highlight of our recent trip to London/Paris. The estate and gardens themselves were gorgeous, but the birds are the main attraction. We got to fly/handle a wide variety of...More

Thank Monica K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second falconry experience at the Hawking Centre. We took my wife's niece from new Zealand on a half day visit. It was a wonderful experience for all. The birds were fantastic especially the flying of the Gyr Falcon which was truly exhilarating....More

Thank stokecity12014
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son gave me the full day hawking experience as a Christmas present and I have waited to use it until the weather was better. I couldn't have had a better Spring day and when it did rain we were inside having lunch, which was...More

Thank angela_kempton
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank BRJ82
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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 ????
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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
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.
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