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Frying Pan Farm Park

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Family Fun Farm

A kid-friendly working farm where children can see and learn about farm animals—sheep, horses... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John K
via mobile
Fun little spot

Great place to spend a few hours to walk around see the animals. Fun little playground for the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
shimmygirl
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Working farm, live farm animals, playground, Country Store, wagon rides($), antique carousel rides ($), Kidwell farmhouse tours (select days, call), children's concerts (10am, Wednesdays, June - August, Visitor Center Pavilion), family concerts...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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2709 W Ox Rd, Visitor Center: 2739 W Ox Rd, Herndon, VA 20171-3807
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A kid-friendly working farm where children can see and learn about farm animals—sheep, horses, cows, pigs, chickens, eTc.—up close. Also, two nice playgrounds and a carousel for more fun. And it’s free!

Thank John K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend a few hours to walk around see the animals. Fun little playground for the kids. Offers merry go round and hayrides.

Thank shimmygirl
bonniebutler, Marketing at Frying Pan Farm Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi shimmygirl, Thanks for coming to the farm and playground. We appreciate your positive review! Come back anytime!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well maintained, working farm/county park. Educational programs for children, evening concerts, carousel ride, hay wagon rides, Spring baby animal births, equestrian center competitions, 4H Summer festival, dog training classes, meeting house with museum with space to rent for banquets, not to mention lovely place to...More

Thank Trumpola
bonniebutler, Marketing at Frying Pan Farm Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Trumpola, You have officially taken over my job in marketing with your extensive and inviting list of all that Frying Pan Farm Park has to offer. Thank you for being so well educated and excited about the park!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome....various things to buy direct from the farmers. The horses were awesome. We had fun there, my children love the place.More

Thank Uche M
bonniebutler, Marketing at Frying Pan Farm Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Uche M! Thanks for coming by the park and for highlighting the Country Store! We source local meats, eggs, honey/jams, and milk/lemonade/tea from vendors in the area, so there's a lot to in there. When possible, we also sell produce straight from the Frying...More

Reviewed August 20, 2018

I visited this place as a child at least once a month and I bring my son monthly as well - he absolutely loves this place! It's a cute farm in the middle of the suburbs. It offers wagon rides, and there is a carousel...More

Thank AlvCD
bonniebutler, Marketing at Frying Pan Farm Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear AlvCD, Thank you so much for providing this positive overview of Frying Pan Farm Park and for sharing your personal history. Who knows? Maybe your son will bring his children monthly, too! See you soon!

Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Frying Pan Farm Park is an oasis in rapidly urbanizing Fairfax County in the Washington’s northern Virginia suburbs. It also hosts fairs and other events to bring country life close to suburbanites. When our children were young it was a great place to see farm...More

1  Thank QforFood
bonniebutler, Marketing at Frying Pan Farm Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi QforFood! Thank you for your positive review of Frying Pan Farm Park. It truly is a 135 acre oasis! The programming and events here are quite diverse and bring in hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. We need to make one clarification. While...More

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Nestled amid single family homes with offices and condos located not very far, this park offers peace and tranquility when someone needs a break. The park is neither large nor small, and provides good walking opportuninty in mornings and afternoons. Recommended.

Thank csserious
bonniebutler, Marketing at Frying Pan Farm Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thank you, csserious, for taking the time to comment about Frying Pan Farm Park. It is an oasis in suburbia! Although it has 135 acres, it feels accessible and cozy, great for walkers, dogs, and families. Come by for more fun soon.

Reviewed July 1, 2018

This is a working farm that you can visit. Kids learn about farming and animals. There is also a carousel that the kids can ride for a minimal price. My grand kids love visiting here.

3  Thank Susan B
bonniebutler, Manager at Frying Pan Farm Park, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Hi Susan B, Great to hear that you enjoy the various things the farm has to offer. Thanks for bringing the family! See you soon!

Reviewed June 27, 2018

I have been coming to this park for as long as I can remember. This park is so much fun and their employees are so nice and helpful. Their wagon rides our loads of fun for the whole family. So many animals and things to...More

1  Thank manateesneedsprings
bonniebutler, marketing at Frying Pan Farm Park, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Dear manateesneedsprings, Thank you so much for sharing about your long history with Frying Pan Farm Park and how much you still enjoy it. We have devoted staff who want to make your experience the best it can be, time after time. You make great...More

Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

What a delightful place to visit with younger children. Yes! it’s as close as you can get to a real farm with real animals so near DC suitable for preschoolers. My granddaughter had a wonderful time visiting the farm. We took the ‘hay wagon’ tour...More

1  Thank Lida3
bonniebutler, Marketing at Frying Pan Farm Park, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Hi Kida3! Thanks very much for coming out to the farm and bringing your granddaughter. It sounds like you had a full day of it and we invite you com come back soon, because it is always changing. Maybe next time, go to Kidwell Barn...More

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Julie F
March 1, 2018|
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Response from bonniebutler | Property representative |
Frying Pan Farm Park is about 10 miles from the City of Fairfax. There is no admission fee. The farm is open 9am-5pm and the overall park is open dawn to dusk. It's great for all ages! I recommend you go to the Visitor... More
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ra957
February 16, 2018|
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Response from bonniebutler | Property representative |
Hi! Frying Pan does not offer golf carts for rental. Here are some other things relating to this concept. The Park Authority has a policy (p. 102) which states that small vehicles like that can only be driven by staff at the... More
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McPenguin5
July 6, 2017|
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Response from bonniebutler | Property representative |
A nearby stream is still called Frying Pan; the small area around it took on the name as well. The origin of the name of the stream is unknown, although it may relate to the copper mining that went on in the area.
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