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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 Manor-Fantastic experience. Did a full day experience & got to fly a a lot of the birds available. Ryan was a fab host with lots of knowledge but also made the day fun. Would highly... 
    Eastwell Manor-Fantastic experience. Did a full day experience & got to fly a a lot of the birds available. Ryan was a fab host with lots of knowledge but also made the day fun. Would highly...  more »
  • A fantastic way to spend a morning, Harriet's knowledge and enthusiasm was brilliant and we learnt so much. The obvious highlight being I got to fly the birds from my glove. What an amazing location.....  more
    A fantastic way to spend a morning, Harriet's knowledge and enthusiasm was brilliant and we learnt so much. The obvious highlight being I got to fly the birds from my glove. What an amazing location.....  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
    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 »
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  • What can I say? Driving up the long drive way you're welcomed by the beautiful Eastwell Manor. We were greeted by our head Falconer Ryan who then took us through the gardens to The Hawking Centre. Ryan was welcoming, knowledgeable and took his time with two very nervous teenagers! He introduced us to every single one if the birds, his little insights to their personalities made it very clear that this was a man who knew his stuff, loved what he does and this is more than a job. His passion radiated. We were In a small group of 6 and we each took it in turns to fly 6 different birds of prey throughout the day. Every single bird had their own personality and my youngest fell in love with Arthur! At lunch we were taken up to the Manor where we enjoyed Wagyu burgers and fries, delicious! We have not stopped smiling since! This is one of the best days out I've ever had and looking forward to returning! Thank you Ryan from you fellow South East londoners, The Doyle's!
  • Absolutely brilliant experience Ryan couldn't have been more accommodating absolute legend and a credit to the Hawking Centre. Also a special shoutout to Zoe who went out of her way to make sure we could book when it was convenient. Highly recommended! as is the afternoon tea at the Hotel itself.
  • We had a very enjoyable VIP half day experience at The Hawking Centre. Reece was a fantastic host. We learnt a lot about raptors, the birds were really great and easy to handle and it was a very different experience on any thing we done before. We would highly recommend the experience. Rachel and Ricard
  • One of the best experiences we ever did. We did the full day which is quite long but well worth it. Reece was great, really knowledgable. The birds are amazing, they have so much character. Highly recommend!
  • Amazing morning spent at the Hawking Centre today. VIP experience just my daughter and I. We got to meet all the birds and fly owls, a bald eagle and a vulture. Highly recommend

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