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Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon

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Frying Pan Farm Park is a park located in Fairfax County, Virginia. It has a variety of attractions of both a historic and recreational nature.The park contains the Frying Pan Meetinghouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and dating from the 18th century, and the Old Floris Schoolhouse, constructed in 1911.One of the attractions of the park is Kidwell Farm, a working demonstration farm. It recreates a 1930s farm and still has many animals including cows and horses. Frying Pan Farm Park hosts many equestrian events throughout the year at the Activities Center, featuring an indoor riding arena and two outside rings, and has a 4-H club.For many years turkeys pardoned in the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation were sent to live at Frying Pan Farm Park.HistoryAccording to the park's webpage, the area was known as Frying Pan from 1726 until 1892 when it was renamed to Floris. Another source mentions a Frying Pan Springs, along with a story of the origin of both the Frying Pan (related to the nearby Coppermine) and Floris names.
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  • Fun place for kids. Merry go round, playground, tractor ride, county store, picnic tables for lunch and animals to see( horses, pigs,…) Also can reserve places for birthday parties. 
    Fun place for kids. Merry go round, playground, tractor ride, county store, picnic tables for lunch and animals to see( horses, pigs,…) Also can reserve places for birthday parties.  more »
  • We went for a walk and to observe the animals. We walked for tow miles on picked gravel roads. Clean rest rooms and well maintained facility. A nice place to enjoy the day. Ride in tractor pulled... 
    We went for a walk and to observe the animals. We walked for tow miles on picked gravel roads. Clean rest rooms and well maintained facility. A nice place to enjoy the day. Ride in tractor pulled...  more »
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  • very nice small park for short walks (nature trails, gravel road) alone or with family. There're horses, sheep, goats, chicken, horses, corn field etc. There's a small waterfall as well. Foliage was good at this time of the year. Photos were taken yesterday: Oct. 24, 2022.
  • We have loved visiting Frying Pan Farm for years, so when time came to plan our son's birthday I inquired about planning, then set the date. Everyone here was so helpful in making the day memorable for all who came! We learned a bit about farm life, animals and took a wagon ride around the entire farm -- even the adults raced about how much fun they had! They set up a tent, tables and games for us to use at the party. I'd HIGHLY recommend asking about having your next party here. But if that's not your thing then definitely come with the family for a visit!

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