February 1, 2011

a visit to frying pan farm {in winter}

{A fun thing to do with kids} The Frying Pan Farm Park preserves a piece of Fairfax County's rural heritage with a working demonstration farm. The park's Kidwell Farm recreates the era of 1920 to 1950, when family dairy farms blanketed the landscape.
It was really cold yesterday so we could only walk around for an hour or so and then headed back home, but the kids really enjoyed it.

the cider press building

the corn crib

There are sheep, goats, pigs and horses at the barn. There are also ducks, chickens, rabbits, turkeys and a peacock at the farm.

It is a unique experience for kids to get up close to animals on a farm. Some like cows and chickens they may be expecting . A trip back in time!


  1. All your photos look like postcards! What a gorgeous place.. is it close to where you live? Wow it's so pretty.. I hear ya on the cold part. It's freezing here too! Glad to hear you got out with the kids.. instead of going stir-crazy inside. hehe..

  2. Thank you! Yes, the place is just 20 minutes away from where we are living now. It is lovely! The kids enjoyed it very much, even though it was very cold to be outside. I also enjoyed the outdoors and the animals.

  3. What fantastic photos of your excursion!

  4. Lovely farm shots! Love the second one. Looks like a great place to visit.

  5. Great captures, love them all!!


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