Looking for a place outside of Washington DC for a half a day or day trip with the kids? Want the children to discover a little more about agriculture and farm animals?
Try Frying Pan Farm Park, a park that preserves and interprets a 1920s through 1950s farm, agricultural process, rural community life and landscape. At the working farm of the 1930s era you can meet draft horses, chickens, peacocks, rabbits, sheep, goats, cows and pigs. The pigs, sheeps and goats had babies not long ago so it’s a great occasion for children to see babies drink milk from their mothers. It’s so cute!
They have an old 1918 carousel which used to delight local farm children during annual fairs and when the circus came to town. You can also take a hayride or watch the farm hands at work.
If you plan to bring your lunch, they have a few picnic tables but you can also sit on the grass.
The entrance to the farm is free. There is a fee if you want to ride the carousel or go on a hayride.
During the year the farm organize different events and workshops. They also offer horse shows.
Look at their calendar: http://fryingpanpark.org/
Address: 2709 West Ox Road Herndon, Virginia
Enjoy the ride!