Frying Pan Farm Park

CONTACT INFORMATION: Park open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Kidwell Farm open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Facility Hours vary.
703-437-9101 TTY 711
Farm and Equestrian: 2709 West Ox Road; Visitor Center: 2739 West Ox Road
Herndon, Virginia
Teresa Reynolds
Park Manager

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Frying Pan Farm Park Carousel/Playground

Operating Status

Amusements may close early or be put on hold due to weather conditions. Please call in advance to determine the operational status when inclement weather has occurred or is forecasted to occur.

The 1920s Herschell 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. Come on out for a ride at the farm. 

Carousel Fees

$4/weekdays, $5/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.


Ride Cancellation Policy

The carousel will be closed, wagon rides canceled, and tickets refunded if there is rain heavier than a drizzle, thunder, lightning, or winds of more than 25 miles per hour. All other refunds or exchanges must be made at least 24 hours before the schedule ride day and time. Changes cannot be made and refunds are not available for cancellations less than 24 hours before the scheduled time.

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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