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Summer News From The Hawking Centre Summer News From The Hawking Centre

The weather has been scorching, and as the summer of shows draws to a close, it feels like The Hawking Centre team has been everywhere! Our three days at the Kent Show in July were as much fun as ever, where we hosted the Countryside Arena and enjoyed the company of great visitors and some wonderful people giving demonstrations, including gun dog training and duck herding. The birds flew brilliantly and we combined hawks and terriers in a race-off as part of our terrier racing team event. Which do you think was fastest? Read More...

Occasionally we receive a really interesting call

Occasionally we receive a really interesting call that makes you think of times gone by and ancient Falconry………and we received one of these last month from have recently from a London antiques company and the British Museum looking at Vervels.  Read More...

Birds And Beasts At The London Pet Show

We took along a fantastic team of birds including Caius the Bald Eagle, Elsa the Bengal Eagle Owl and Pickle the Peregrine Falcon. As ever, Maggie the Hooded Vulture was a great ambassador for us to have the opportunity to talk about the plight of endangered vultures in the wild. With four shows each day combining birds and beasts, Neville Longbottom the Bearded Dragon also made a star appearance, and so did Rosie, our 10 foot long Albino Burmese Python. Read More...

History

In 1997, when I was 19, The Hawking Centre was born. I had a clunky old word processor, and a £3000 loan from the bank. My first move was to go bird and equipment shopping...next I wrote letters to all the tourist attractions in Kent. My first reply was from Doddington Place Gardens, and my second from Farming World. I had my first bookings for that first summer; DPG for two days and Farming World for six. Read More...