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Frying Pan Farm Park

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Fun Fairfax County Park

This was a good time for the family. Neat park that is a working farm.Lots of animals and just like... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bobgregor1
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Herndon, Virginia
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Great for the whole family

Lots of things to see and do here -- including roaming a re-created small farmstead with pigs... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
fachento
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Herndon, Virginia
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  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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About
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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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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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+1 703-437-9101
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Frying Pan Farm Park is so much fun! I love to go to the park and talk with Jesse, the draft horse, and all of the other animals (cows, sheep, peacock, ducks, roosters, chickens, sheep, goats, etc). The park is free and is fun to...More

5  Thank Michelle S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Enjoyed the farmers' market, appeared to have lots of things for families. They also have seasonal activities for kids, including photos with Santa.

1  Thank ggold113
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a good time for the family. Neat park that is a working farm.Lots of animals and just like a real farm because it is! Seasonal farmers market is also good.We will visit again.More

Thank bobgregor1
bonniebutler, Marketing at Frying Pan Farm Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi bobgregor1, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Frying Pan Farm Park. Yes, we are a farm and we appreciate you pointing that out! We look forward to your visit in the near future. We have a Bluegrass concert this Sunday,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of things to see and do here -- including roaming a re-created small farmstead with pigs, goats, sheep, cows, chickens, ducks, turkeys, and even a few peacocks! You can get demonstrations (hands-on) of how to milk a cow, etc. Also nearby, they have a...More

Thank fachento
Reviewed September 23, 2018 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!More

Thank John K
bonniebutler, Marketing at Frying Pan Farm Park, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Hi John K - Thank you so much for your review of the park and for listing so much that is here! The farm and park are free; the wagon ride and carousel have small fees that can be paid at the Country Store. Bring...More

Reviewed September 2, 2018 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 September 4, 2018

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

Reviewed August 27, 2018 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 August 28, 2018

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 August 22, 2018 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 August 23, 2018

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 August 21, 2018

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 August 21, 2018

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!

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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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