The Hawking Centre, Doddington

Nestled in the scenic Kent countryside at two secluded locations featuring formal lawns, woodland, and parkland, The Hawking Centre allows you to spend a day flying birds of prey. After watching an introductory video and flying demonstrations, join one of the falconry courses. Suitable for all ages, the courses can take from one to five days and include a light buffet lunch in a tearoom overlooking the gardens. To visit The Hawking Centre on your holiday in Sittingbourne, and find out what else Sittingbourne has to offer, use our Sittingbourne day trip app .
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  • 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 he...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • During a week in London my family ventured out to fly these amazon birds. We all enjoyed our full day experience. The birds were fantastic and the staff was incredibly knowledgeable. The setting made it even better. Definitely the highlight our trip!
  • I really loved my first time at The Hawking Centre, so much so, I've been there another ten times since! It's what got me into Falconry and for that I'm very thankful. The centre is well located and the team there are very knowledgeable, they could answer every one of my questions. They've helped me in more ways than one, this review is the least I can do to repay them. The centre has grown a lot since I've been going, I'm very happy to see this. Recommended to anyone who's thinking of booking and you may even have the same reaction as me when I enter the bird shed (mews) for the first time, what are you waiting for? Bradley
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