History is such a great thing to learn, and what better way to learn all about it, than to visit somewhere that re-creates it!
Flying Pan Farm Park lets the whole family experience what life on a Virginia farm would have been like nearly a century ago! The park preserves and interprets the time between the 1920 and the 1950s, where you can explore the agricultural process, the rural community life, and even the landscape.
These have been created for educational and cultural reasons, so why not check it out!
You can explore a blacksmith shop, and even a smoke house. And of course, you're on a farm, so there will be plenty of animals to meet. Kidwell Farm has draft horses, peacocks, rabbits, chickens, cows, goats, and pigs - just to name a few!
Kidwell Farm is the actual working farm from the 1930s! That's pretty cool.
Kids will love meeting the animals, as well as taking wagon rides through the fields and the farm, or they can even watch the farm at work, and see how it's done. If you want to just watch the farm goings on, you can sit on the porch, or if you call ahead, even take a tour to see how the families would have lived in the 30s.
To top it off, Frying Pan Farm Park is also a regional equestrian center, and you can see lots of great events for free, including jumping, cross-country, western competitions, and more!
Make sure you check out the visitor center too, it's a great way to start your journey...back in time!
The Country Store is open daily from March to December, and you can pick up some items to eat there!
Why not have your birthday party at the farm? They are popular because they are unique! There are packages for you to make your day easier, with farm themes and meet and greets with the animals!
The store is a great place to pick up items to remind you of your time at the farm, and the visitor center has some items too
Reservations are available for school field trips, featuring interpretive programs for kindergarten through 3rd grade. Programs reinforce the Virginia Standards of Learning for the appropriate grade level. Choose from instructional programs which complement a varied curriculum.
Why not bring a picnic and enjoy it on the farm? Bottled water is always a good idea so you can stay hydrated.
If you have special needs, just give them a call before you visit so you can see the accessibility
The farm itself it open dusk to dawn whilst the Kidwell Farm hours are listed. The Wagon Rides are only March through November, and the Country Store is open March to December.