Springtime is the time for flowers to bloom and animals to be born, and you can take the kiddos to see all these wonderful springtime things at Frying Pan Park—for FREE!

A visit to Frying Pan Park in Herndon, Virginia, is the perfect springtime outing for you and the kids, and it's one that'll keep them entertained for HOURS with minimal exhaustion for you! PLUS, can you say, "BABY ANIMALS?" Meet draft horses, chickens, peacocks, rabbits, sheep, goats, cows, and pigs every day at Kidwell Farm, Frying Pan Park's working farm from the 1930s. The birthing schedule for the animals is below -- and many of them have already been born, so hurry on over to see them while they're still little!

birthing schedule

Courtesy of Fairfaxcounty.gov

About the Farm

Kidwell Farm, located at 2709 West Ox Road in Herndon, Virginia, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day). Besides visiting all the animals, you and the kids can take a wagon ride and watch the farmhands at work or take a tour to see how farm families lived in the 1930s. There are outbuildings to explore, including the dairy, smokehouse, corn cribs, equipment sheds, chicken house, outhouse, and livestock sheds. Let the kids sit on the old tractors specially placed outside one of the barns for photo ops

More Fun at Frying Pan Park

After you check out the farm, head on over to the carousel! Tickets are $2 per ride/weekdays and $3/per ride on weekends and holidays. Next door to that is a playground to keep the kids busy for another hour at least! If you didn't pack a picnic lunch to eat at one of the many picnic tables, there's a Country Store right by the playground where you can buy enough to fill the kids' bellies AND top it off with ice cream!

Besides these free activities, you can check out different camps, educational programs, and special events at the park, all year long. Plan your day at Frying Pan Park soon to see the baby animals or go anytime—it's a guaranteed day of FREE fun for the whole family!

Can't get enough of the cuteness? This Charlottesville farm has baby goats for cuddling, too!