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Visiting Cox Farms in Centreville, VA

August 4, 2015

We visited Cox Farms in Centreville, Virginia last weekend and it was such a treat – even if it was their off-season. There were no festivals, no events, or rides, but their corner stand was open so we stopped in for a quick visit with the kiddo. This time of year they are big on selling their produce (good prices!) and plants, but what drew us to the farm for a visit was the animals. They had goats, sheep, what I think was an alpaca, and chickens – all of which you can pet and feed!

Our daughter loved it! We had to have been there an hour or so, which as any parent knows is just enough time for an outing. It was enough time to see all the animals, walk through the beautiful flower garden, check out the amusements, pet adorable animals, peruse the produce and plants, and head home just in time for nap time. We highly recommend this farm even if you’re just stopping in. The best part? This little outing didn’t cost us a dime! Parking was free, and the only cost would have been anything we purchased (plants, animal feed, etc.) We didn’t buy anything this round, but that was only because we had just gone grocery shopping not an hour before – and I still almost bought a bag of peppers because it was only $1!

The only con we saw was with the big yellow chair – while a very cool idea – it was crazy whobbley! Although I have to say shortly after we were done looking at it 3 kids climbed right on up with no problems! The pirate ship and bridge were very sturdy and well done, complete with a place to hide inside and a ladder to crawl up to the top. The plank was a little slick from all the use, but overall our daughter had a blast.

I’d love to hear your experiences with Cox Farms! Especially about the upcoming Fall Festival!

Information Rundown:

Cox Farms
(703) 830-4121
15621 Braddock Road
Centreville, VA 20120

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