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“Our Family Farm” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Frying Pan Park

Frying Pan Park
2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA 20171
703-437-9101
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Herndon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Working farm, live animals, playground, country store, tractor rides, farmer's market
Herndon, Virginia
2 reviews
“Our Family Farm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We live around the corner from this park and go there frequently. We love touching all the animals, the farmers market on Thursdays, and even the playground. But I think my little boys' favorite part is climbing on the mini tractors. :-)

Visited June 2013
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York, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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“Perfect place for a small family outing.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

What a great place to bring your kids to. It is free but they do have a merry go round and a hayride that cost money but it is affordable. There are babies in the spring, you can see horses, piggies, goats, cows, sheep, calves, kids, piglets, ducks, turkeys, bunnies, chickens etc...they also do a milking demo too. Bring a lunch and have a picnic, it's something fun to do that doesn't take up your entire day, it's not too tiring, and it's a lot of fun to be around the animals. If your lucky there might be a show going on or special event and you may get to touch some of the animals.

Visited June 2013
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Herndon, Virginia, United States
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“Our dog's favorite place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Frying Pan Park is really oriented to children, but our old, very ill dog LOVED to go there to visit the piggies. The farm is about a miles walk from our house and even though he was getting weaker and weaker with age and illness, he wanted to go there twice a day. His strength peaked as the pig barn came into sight and he would drag either me or my husband to the door and we would walk around and around in one door and out the other visiting the pigs both at the inside pens and outside pens. He liked nothing more than to have the opportunity to lick a hogs nose or ears or get up close and personal with a piglet. We sincerely believe that these pigs kept him alive an extra three months because he believed he had to visit them each day. On the last day of his life, we drove him to the farm, let him out of the car, and he headed with great strength to the pig barn. He would have walked around in that circle for hours even though he had not laid down nor slept in over two days, but we had an appointment with destiny that day and bid the pigs a final farewell. We are so grateful to the keepers of the farm for the wonderful job that they do and the kindness of their interactions with all their visitors, children, adults, and black four legged guests. The farm will always hold a very dear spot in our hearts.

Visited April 2013
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Ronks, Pennsylvania
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“A great activity that's free!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We have been there often to visit the farm animals, take a quiet walk, watch a horse show or see people ride. I highly recommend it for kids of all ages!

Visited May 2013
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Shan3034
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“Fun, free activity for families”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

My husband and I went here two weekends ago with our 13 month old. There were so many animals (it is spring, so lots of babies!) and my daughter had the best time seeing all of them. They have a playground, as well as a carousel and tractor rides (for a small fee), but we didn't try those this time around. It's great to get out and enjoy nature, and see hens, cows, goats, pigs, horses and more. The blacksmith was there pounding out something creative. Lots of picnic areas, so bring food and drinks, and enjoy a beautiful day taking advantage of nature and Fairfax County parks! Can't wait to go back.

Visited April 2013
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