A Woman’s Life (or Not..)

(8- Adult) In the rural farming community of Floris, women found ways to move out of traditional roles and use their talents in new ways. Hear about Edith Rogers, first woman on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, as well as other women’s accomplishments. Have fun trying a few of the common farm life activities that women did back in the 1930’s-40’s. Lastly, take a wagon ride and stop for a tour of the Kidwell farmhouse. This program will meet at the Visitor Center at address 2739 West Ox Road (not the farm entrance) and will have indoor and outdoor portions.


Campfire Wagon Ride

(2-Adult) Enjoy an intimate after hours experience at the farm as day turns to night. Register for a wagon ride time and enjoy the bonfire after your ride. Staff will provide marshmallows for roasting but feel free to bring along any other treat for yourselves.


Custom Valentine Making

(3-Adult) Nothing says I LOVE MOO like a handmade Valentine’s Day card! Bring your smocks and creativity to the Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center to get creative with your family and friends. Listen to music, use a ton of glue, and leave the clean-up to us. Materials will be provided for cards that kids and adults can make. Farm animal puns and historic style cards will be the featured crafts. Stay for a little while, or the whole time. For more information, call 703-437-9101


Family Farm Tour - Putting the Animals to Bed

(All Ages) When evening shadows spread over Kidwell Farm, it is time to put the animals to bed. Bring your flashlight or lantern for this twilight tour, and learn how our farm animals settle down for the night. Visit with several farm animals, feed them a bedtime snack, and read them a story. Registration in this program is for a family of up to 10 people. Dress for the weather.


Farm Skills- Animal Caretaker

(7-14 yrs.) Our farmers make taking care of the animals look easy. Here is your chance for a behind the scenes farm tour to see all the hard work that goes into raising our farm animals. Participants tour our feed room, visit our animal areas, meet farm animals, and learn the different management practices that we use to keep the animals happy and healthy. One adult must attend with a registered child in this program.


Farm Skills- Wool Crafting

(7-14 yrs.) Sheep are important animals to livestock farmers as they can provide milk, meat, and fiber. Learn to wash fleece by hand and discover how to prepare wool for spinning by using a drum carder. Then, make a hand spun wool bracelet or felted wool flower. One adult must accompany each registered child in this program.


Intro to Blacksmithing: Making an S Hook

(16-Adult) This class is a basic introduction to the art of metalworking in the blacksmith shop. Students will attempt to make an “S” hook by heating and forging raw steel into a decorative tool. Students must supply themselves with natural-fiber gloves (such as leather or cotton), eye protection (prescription lenses or shatter proof safety glasses), as well as a face covering. All other tools and materials will be provided.


Little Hands on the Farm (2-3 yrs.)

(2-3 yrs.) Join us to learn about a different element of farm life each week. Children will get to spend time with a different farm animal each session. Other activities can include, story time, creating crafts, and introductory level farm chores. One adult must attend with each child. Please limit one parent to attend with each child.


Little Hands on the Farm (3-5 yrs.)

(3-5 yrs.) Join us to learn about a different element of farm life each week. Children will get to spend time with a different farm animal each session. Other activities can include, story time, creating crafts, and introductory level farm chores. One adult must attend with each child. Please limit one parent to attend with each child.


Putting the Animals to Bed

(3-Adult) When evening shadows spread over Kidwell Farm, it is time to put the animals to bed. Bring your flashlight or lantern for this twilight tour and learn how our farm animals settle down for the night. Dress for the weather. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.


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