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With a brilliant national curriculum based range of workshops, the Birds & Beasts Roadshow can visit your school. We offer single or multiple talks, delivered across all key stages, ranging in duration from one to two hours. Topics previously covered include nocturnal animals, rain forests, food chains and ecosystems, movement, and much much more. Students and teachers alike fondly remember our visit as one of the highlights of the academic year!

Our presentations are an excellent way of supporting and enhancing classroom learning. With a weird and wonderful mix of live animals, the children are given the opportunity to observe and handle (numbers permitting) animals, stimulating interest in and excitement for the natural world. Each presentation is delivered in an age-appropriate and fun manner, structured to complement various parts of the curriculum, and has proved very beneficial during Science Week.

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Students are encouraged to interact and ask questions so they can really get the most out of what is an unforgettable experience. The fee for an hour-long presentation(s) is as follows:
One presentation £250.00
Two presentations £300.00
Three presentations £350.00

School talks are very popular either as a class, year group, or end of term fun for the whole school. For more information about a visit to your school and to discuss your required content of the presentation, please contact us.

You might also like to consider a hands-on visit from our creepy crawlies, reptiles and amazing birds of prey as an extra-curricular activity, for example attending an after or out of school club. A further potential format we can accommodate is school fetes, so please do get in touch for more information!


Birds & Beasts Roadshow
If your children love animals and you are looking for something a little bit different for their next birthday– something that is exciting, informative and lots of fun- why not treat them to an animal party!

Whether you are planning a party in your own home, or are thinking a little larger and would like to come to us at Doddington Place Gardens in the Kent countryside, we can provide a safe, interactive and hands-on experience with a range of animals at your choice of venue.

Imagine a weird and wonderful mix of live animals- with the birthday boy or girl and their friends assisting as much as possible under expert guidance, guaranteeing to make it a celebration to remember!

From hedgehogs to hawks, snakes to vultures, find out more about our fabulous animals.

Our parties are fun and informal, whilst providing the children with lots of information about the animals. A close-up encounter with such a range of creatures will heighten their experience and encourage learning about the animals without even realising!

Ideal for children aged five and above, we can deliver a breathtaking experience in an hour’s format.

The cost for a one hour experience in the local area is £250.00, with no limit to the number of children. Please be aware an additional £25.00 may be added for travel if over 25 miles away from ME9 0BB

As we know from experience, your child’s birthday is a very special day and we are more than happy to discuss all aspects or requirements to make it perfect. If you would like to know more, feel free to contact us on 01795 473680.

We are experts at entertaining children and providing a fantastic birthday experience. Our parties are fun and informal, whilst giving the children lots of information about the animals. For a hands-on day with our creepy crawlies, reptiles and amazing birds of prey, do get in touch!


We have many years experience of attending county shows, fairs and fetes on various scales. With a crowd pulling selection of birds of prey, reptiles and creepy crawlies, we can offer two types of display:

1. An Interactive static display with a large number of animals and birds (at least two experienced and knowledgeable handlers attend)

2. Two interactive animal and bird shows throughout the day, each lasting around 30 minutes with many animals and birds and prey and a fun and exciting commentary.

Please give us a call or email as our diary is booked up in advance and availability is limited.

The Hawking Centre
Doddington Place Gardens
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About Us
Established in 1998 The Hawking Centre is owned by Leigh and Jo Holmes, Falconers and Television presenters with a vision to share their passion of training and flying Birds of Prey and offering unforgettable Falconry Experiences.