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 Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday on the farm! Meet the animals, ride a wagon and enjoy what this park has to offer for your special day.


  • For reservations, please use the birthday party request form below
  • When reserving you must select a birthday party package. Each package increases the number of staff-led activities you can choose from by one.
  • Farmyard Basic, Plus & Extravaganza birthday packages are 3 hours in-length.
  • Farmyard Deluxe package is 3.5 hours in-length and must be booked at 1:00 p.m.
  • The following dates are unavailable: Mar. 31, Apr. 13, May 4, Aug. 3-4, Oct. 19-20
  • Last party date for 2024: Nov. 17

Frying Pan Party Information

  • Maximum amount group size is 25 people per party.
  • All parties come with access to shelter tent, at least one staff led activity, picnic tables, and two outdoor games. (More info on staff-led activities to choose from below)
  • Parents provide food, drink and decorations.
  • Parents are responsible for set up and clean up, including sealing trash bags and returning furniture to its original place.
  • Refunds: For cancellations made at least three weeks before the party date, a full refund will be issued minus a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be issued within three weeks of the party date.



Price Choice of Activities

Farmyard Basic



Farmyard Plus



Farmyard Extravaganza



Farmyard Deluxe


All four

Birthday Party Request Form

Frying Pan Birthday Party Staff-led Activities

Staff will lead your party to our barn classroom where there will be 2-3 animals for your group to meet, pet and learn about. Activity time is 30 minutes, including time to wash hands.

Staff will lead your party on a tractor-pulled wagon ride throughout the park, making a stop or two to talk about the park, the farm and the animals who live here.

 Staff will lead your party to our historic carousel and give your group a 3-minute ride.

Staff will bring pots, soil, markers, stickers and seeds to your party area or another open area of the farm and lead the group through a planting activity. Children will design a pot, add their own, plant a seed, water it and take it home. Staff will explain how plants grow best and tie this to what the farmers do on the farm for their crops.

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