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Frying Pan Farm Park

#1 of 16 things to do in Herndon Features Animals
2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA 20171-3807
+1 703-437-9101
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Great for kids with short attention spans and pet friendly

The park includes hiking trails in the woods but the small collection of barnyard animals is the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Herndon, Virginia
Good food good service

I really enjoyed this restaurant good menu and food choices good service restaurant was busy had to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elaine S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
via mobile
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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 (7pm, Thursdays, June - August, farmyard), bluegrass concerts (select Sundays, September - April, Visitor Center), farm stand (May-Sept, Wednesdays 8am-12:30pm)
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“working farm” (26 reviews)
“country store” (19 reviews)
“baby animals” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 05:00
2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA 20171-3807
+1 703-437-9101
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The park includes hiking trails in the woods but the small collection of barnyard animals is the primary attraction. It is free with a few fee bearing extras like a carousel and hayride. It is also dog friendly.

Thank pkg12200
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this restaurant good menu and food choices good service restaurant was busy had to wait

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bring our kids to this farm whenever we visit with our Herndon relatives because the whole family enjoys walking around and seeing the farm animals up close. The property is just big enough that you can walk and see everything without feeling exhausted afterwards,...More

Thank FlyDog33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very good example of the dairy farms which once surrounded Herndon, Virginia And vicinity. The grounds are well taken care of and the park management and crew are very friendly and informative.

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our toddler loved it here. She had a great time seeing the animals and playing on the playground. We ended the trip with a ride on the carousel before we went for lunch. She was exhausted and couldn't stop talking about the baby pigs. Good...More

Thank goinback2hi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Frying Pan Farm Park has been a place I have visited many times. They have great walking trails in the woods, events like live music and fairs, and the farm of course. It is the last working farm in Fairfax county. Great for everyone!

Thank Alexandra F
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We greatly enjoyed the variety of animals- pigs, sheep, turkeys, ducks, peacock, horses, etc. Others might be interested to know about free horse shows and dog shows on the premise too.

Thank Virginia E
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Day trip with my 8 yr old son. The weather was perfect and great for being outside to enjoy a lot of walking. The animals were visible and well kept. The staff and volunteers were very knowledgable and helpful. There were quite a few school...More

Thank B89156
Reviewed 30 April 2017

had fun with the kids, best friend took her kids, alot of things to do there with kids, easy to get to

Thank moonstar4c
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A fun and interesting place to go with young children. Lots of farm animals, old farm equipment to view, "hands on" interests for the kids, wagon rides, and an old fashion merry-go-round to ride.

Thank Alan S
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6 July 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.