About The Hawking Centre, Kent
Kent’s Number 1 Day Out
The Hawking Centre is London, Kent and the South Easts specialist Falconry and Bird of Prey Experience Centre. With two stunning locations to choose from nestled in the heart of Kent on secluded private estates, our Falconry Experiences take place within the formal gardens, woodland and parkland, offering clients an exclusive Falconry Experience with a stunning range of Birds of Prey. As rated on Trip Advisor, The Hawking Centre is Kent’s number 1 day out.
At either of our locations, you find yourself in a tranquil natural world of Owls, Hawks, Vultures, Eagles and Falcons all flying to your gloved hand on our half day, full day and five-day Falconry experiences and courses.
All experiences are inclusive of refreshments. Lunch is included on the full day falconry experience and five-day courses in our tea room or library overlooking the formal lawns.
All our falconry experiences are run seven days a week for all ages, year-round and are a perfect gift. Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months and experiences are run in small groups of 4 participants.
We look forward to welcoming you.
About Leigh Holmes
Established in 1998 The Hawking Centre is owned by Leigh Holmes, Falconer and Television presenter with a vision to share his passion of training and flying Birds of Prey and offering unforgettable Falconry Experiences. Conservation is a huge part of the vision moving forward to help save the world’s vultures from extinction.
About Ellie Holmes
Ellie Holmes, daughter of Leigh Holmes, is a business partner having grown up around Birds of Prey for over 20 years. Her drive, along with Aaron Mooring the bird manager is to take the quality of all experiences and bird of prey displays to exceptional levels whilst focusing on customer experiences and service… and flying all her favourite birds at the same time!
An Introduction to Falconry
The Hawking Centre Ltd is a registered company in England & Wales 05145820. Our registered office address is Keepers Cottage Sharsted Wood, Doddington, Sittingbourne, England, ME9 0JU. We’re registered for VAT 857863567.