Since it's cold and rainy-ish here this weekend, we're delaying our trip to the flower fields we grew to love last year (see link) and reflecting on some much nicer days we've had this Spring.
One such beautiful day was a recent trip to Frying Pan Farm Park. This park has been on my radar for quite a while now, as it is always a frequent recommendation by moms in the area. Like so many of our outings, it is a great agri-tourist activity for when you're trapped in the suburbs like us. Supposedly, the only working farm left in Fairfax County, Frying Pan Farm Park draws its inspiration from the 1920s-1950s era. We very much enjoyed visiting the farm, including:
The Tractor Patch: There were four, kid-sized, kid-safe tractors to climb all over. Of course Theo had to try out all four. They would play here for an hour if there weren't other kids waiting for a turn.
And we didn't even get down to the Visitor Center, so I can't comment on that. But, we'll probably be back, maybe even for a class as they offer various classes, camps, and other events.
Other Nearby Attractions: Dulles Airport (perhaps a great last stop before a long flight with kids?) and the Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum (explore indoors a bit and then pair that with the farm outing perhaps) is only 3 miles away.