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Frying Pan Park

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Address: 2709 W Ox Rd, Herndon, VA 20171-3807
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+1 703-437-9101
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Working farm, live animals, playground, country store, tractor rides,...

Working farm, live animals, playground, country store, tractor rides, farmer's market

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Beautiful Working Farm

Great childhood playground! I grew up a mile from this beautiful park. There are many farm animals such as Percheron horses, cows, Turkey, pigs, sheep, and chickens the visitors... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Susan R
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great childhood playground! I grew up a mile from this beautiful park. There are many farm animals such as Percheron horses, cows, Turkey, pigs, sheep, and chickens the visitors can pet and handle. There are tours you can take of this working farm, play equipment for the kids and a house tour, hay rides, and animal exhibits. The Country Store... More 

Thank Susan R
Reston, VA
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In a town filled with limitless options for organized team sports, indoor playgrounds, karate, swim lessons, music classes, and children's entertainers, I appreciate a break from all the hoopla. For me, this is Frying Pan park... a family friendly farm that is open to the public, also offering tractor rides, an old fashioned carousel, and playground area. I bring my... More 

Thank KitKatVA
Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever my family from SF comes to town we go to Frying Pan Park. It is just a short drive from my home and fun for the whole family. We go on the "hay" ride, merry go round and look at all the animals. Admission is free!

Thank shermanrs1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Not your usual park. This is a working farm with animals, a weekly farmer's market, and an October carnival with rides and games. You can get up close and pet the cows, horses, lambs, and pigs. They also work with FCPS supporting student volunteer work in the barns. The primary attraction though, is the weekly farmer's market. I hate to... More 

Thank down2xroads
Northern Virginia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We really enjoy Frying Pan Park. You can go see baby animals, buy fresh eggs and gifts at the shop, and there are horse events and farm tours depending on the schedule. The nearby Visitors Center has a neat little museum display about farm life, and there are concerts like bluegrass groups from time to time. It's educational, well kept... More 

Thank gayle b
North Collins, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

So, we went here with the grandkids and had fun walking around looking at the farm animals, especially the baby pigs. The working merry go round was a hit, and bathrooms were clean. Picnic table by the playground made us wish we'd brought our own lunch.

Thank 300kathyd
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is the last working farm left in Fairfax County. Do you love horses? This is the place to take your children to see them in action from farm work to dressage. Lots of events

Thank Chinapjs
Oak Hill, Virginia, United States
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a very nice park located in suburbia. Nature trails for hikers, nothing lengthy or strenuous, good for dog walks! Horses, horse related events, and stables. Farm animals for families with young kids - our kids loved it there when they were young. Live music on Thursday evenings in the summer. Farm market weekly in summer. Events held. Just... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Every time we pass the farm I hear "Can we please go to the farm." We've been there so many times I think I know all the animals names. Even with all the baby animals being born there all the time. I would definitely stop by if you live nearby or are visiting Northern Virginia. Great place to see animals,... More 

Thank adoresunandsand
Bluffton, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

What kid doesn't like animals, merry-go-rounds and tractor rides. This is a nice place to spend a few hours. I'd recommend starting with a tractor ride for all to get the lay of the land. This is not a zoo so animal contact is limited and there is no feeding. Nice Country Store where we bought Cherry flavored Apple Cider.

Thank Dave S

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