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“Our dog's favorite place to visit”

Frying Pan Farm Park
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Herndon
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 (7pm, Thursdays, June - August, farmyard), bluegrass concerts (select Sundays, September - April, Visitor Center), farm stand (May-Sept, Wednesdays 8am-12:30pm)
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
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.

Thank Cathy D
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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!

Thank FrancineM_11
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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.

Thank Shan3034
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Bring your kids of all ages here-especially in springtime to see the baby pigs, lambs, chickens etc. The piglets are adorable! Nice place to walk around with kids, and a great sliding board.

Thank lizardo33
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Our family enjoys going to Frying Pan park, especially in the springtime when new animal babies are out! It's awesome that it's free, and you can walk about at your leisure. The playgrounds are fun, and the hayride and carousel are good if you need an extra activity. Lots of space available for picnics, so we can easily spend a few hours there. A very cute place to visit!

Thank LoveTrips
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