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The Hawking Centre, Sittingbourne

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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.
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  • Eastwell Mannor Site - Fantastic morning with the very knowledgeable Ryan our host and his amazing collection of birds. We were both made to feel very welcome and at ease. The bald eagle was a sight.....  more
    Eastwell Mannor Site - Fantastic morning with the very knowledgeable Ryan our host and his amazing collection of birds. We were both made to feel very welcome and at ease. The bald eagle was a sight.....  more »
  • I want to say a massive thank you to Ryan our host/falconer for a truly amazing experience. I came and did a week's falconry course with my family and left feeling truly inspired, I am hoping to... 
    I want to say a massive thank you to Ryan our host/falconer for a truly amazing experience. I came and did a week's falconry course with my family and left feeling truly inspired, I am hoping to...  more »
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  • I had a half day falconer experience booked which was a gift for my husbands birthday. We both had a fantastic time in our group. I was a spectator only but it was still amazing! Reece was our expert and he was so warm, funny and knowledgeable about birds of prey. My husband was able to fly 2 owls, one falcon, a vulture and in the end even hold a bald headed eagle! The grounds, where the flying experience is set, are beautiful and quiet. Everyone in our group asked loads of questions and got in depth replies from Reece. It was beautiful to get to know birds of prey more and see them in flight. I would highly recommend this half day experience! Worth every penny and it made a wonderful surprise birthday gift for my husband. Thank you Reece for a very special day at your falconry
  • Have just done my Falconer for the day experience here and let me tell you it doesn't disappoint. Reece our expert for the day was extremely knowledgeable and passed on his knowledge in easily remembered fashion. Then you get to fly the birds, which is such an amazing experience. I won't list all the birds we flew but the fact one was the Bald Eagle should tell you everything that you need to know. Also the lunch in the hotel was superb. This was my second time doing an experience and will not be my last.

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