Frying Pan Farm Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Park open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Kidwell Farm open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Facility Hours vary.

TTY 711

Farm and Equestrian: 2709 West Ox Road; Visitor Center: 2739 West Ox Road
Herndon, Virginia

Yvonne Johnson,

Frying Pan Farm Park Carousel/Playground


The 1920s Hirschhorn carousel at Frying Pan Farm Park underwent an extensive restoration during the winter and spring of 2018 so it can keep turning round and round for many years to come. It is now up and running. Come on out for a ride at the farm. 

Ticket Sales/Hours of Operation

March through November

Call to confirm wagon and/or carousel are rolling

Friday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Hours are subject to change. Check at the General Store for the daily schedule.

Weather permitting. Call to confirm. 703-437-9101

Carousel Fees

$2/weekdays, $3/Weekends and Holidays

After-Hour/Season Rental Fee (Per Hour)2 $ 100

2The after-hour/season hourly rental fee is applied in addition to the established per person ride fee for rentals occurring during non-operating hours/season.

Parents of children under 42 inches tall must directly supervise their child while riding the carousel at no additional charge.

Tickets are sold online and at the Country Store. Rides begin 30 minutes after tickets go on sale.

Young mother holds a child on her lap as they go down a slidePlayground

Frying Pan's playground is located near the carousel and the General Store.

The slides and the climbing apparatus provide a great time for the kids, and there are benches nearby for parents and guardians.


Frying Pan's playground
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