Be part of Clyne Farm's future

by Geoff & Sarah Haden in Mayals, Wales, United Kingdom

Total raised £7,660

raised so far



We're asking you to 'Pay It Forward' to ensure we can reopen, secure jobs, and look after all our animals.

by Geoff & Sarah Haden in Mayals, Wales, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 8th June 2020 we'd raised £7,540 with 93 supporters in 21 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.


We are father and daughter Geoff and Sarah Haden, and we run Clyne Farm Centre in South Wales. Click PLAY (above) to watch the quick video we have made for you.

Photo: Geoff & Sarah with Spot, Ferne, Rocky & Tonto 

For the last 31 years, we have worked hard to develop our family farm to become a vital part of the local community and tourism industry. We are passionate about supporting local independent businesses and developing young talent. 

Transforming the site from a derelict mess of buildings to a thriving business, we have loved creating a safe place for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy holidays, outdoor activities, & community events. We have 9 self-catering cottages, from cosy 2-bed properties up to cottages that interconnect to sleep 16. We can accommodate 51 guests in total. Last year we even won"Best Dog Friendly Tourism Business!" We also run the historic Dylan Thomas Birthplace

Geoff, who was the first Chairman of Tourism Swansea, is based full time at the Farm, and Sarah has a crazy commute between Swansea and London! 

Our current situation

Sadly at the end of February Geoff was rushed into hospital to undergo emergency heart surgery. With less than 1 hour's notice, Sarah relocated full-time to Wales to run both the Farm and the Birthplace single-handedly, whilst juggling her full-time London job. In a second huge blow, the COVID19 pandemic lockdown hit the UK just 3 weeks after Geoff's operation. Like many hospitality businesses, we had to close with immediate effect. We hope to be able to reopen again as soon as we are given the green light by the Welsh Government.

It costs over £5,000 a week to keep the Farm running, the buildings maintained, and our animals fed and looked after. With limited current income due to COVID19, our future looks unpredictable, but we remain optimistic! 

Geoff is recovering well, and we have a wonderful team of loyal staff ready to get stuck in, to work harder than ever, & to welcome visitors back to Clyne when it is safe to do so. We just need a little bit of advance cash to help us through the next few months.

Our offer to you

We are not asking for handouts. Rather than give faceless lenders crazy interest rates, we want to GIVE VALUE BACK TO YOU. We want the farm to be buzzing again with visitors, having fun, and creating lifelong memories. Want to join us? As a bonus, you will save some money as well!

We are asking you to support us by buying special PAY IT FORWARD REWARD VOUCHERS to use in the future.

For any Reward Voucher that you buy through this offer, you will receive an extra 20% FREE as a thank you from us. You can use the Reward Vouchers against any of our services, for example, you could; book a self-catering cottage holiday, a horse ride, an archery lesson, a birthday party, indoor wall climbing, gift vouchers, your perfect wedding, or even have a go on the Muddiest Assault Course In the World!! The choice is yours.

Offer details

  • What's the 20% deal?
    Buy a Pay it Forward Reward Voucher and get 20% added value. ie: Spend £100 and get £120 to spend with us.
  • What if I just want to donate and get nothing in return, apart from Clyne's endless gratitude? 
    After you click on the 'Support Us' button select a Donation amount at the top of the page, rather than one of the Reward Vouchers further down. Or you can do a combo of both!
  • How much do I have to spend?
    Our lowest priced Reward Voucher is just £10.
    For those looking to spend a bit more; buy a £5,000 Reward Voucher and you will get a £1,000 extra free!!
  • What can I spend the Reward Voucher on?
    Anything that we offer! As long as the service or item is not already discounted you can use your Reward Voucher. For example, horse riding voucher books are not included as they are already heavily discounted. Take a look at what we do here: 
  • What do your services cost?
    For prices of all our self-catering cottages, and to see availability for 2020 & 2021 click HERE.
    For our current horse riding and activity price list click HERE.
    To see all our Gift Vouchers click HERE.
    Prices will be charged at the current prevailing rate when you book.
  • Can I use my Reward Voucher for more than one service?
    Yes, no problem. For example, spend £250 and receive a voucher worth £300. You could use this voucher to book a stay in Chapel Barn (sleeps 4) for a 3 night weekend break for £225, then use the rest towards some horse riding.
  • What if I buy something priced less than my voucher?
    The Reward Vouchers have no cash value. So you can't get change back when you redeem them. So best to 'underuse' slightly ie: use a £600 voucher towards a holiday priced at £619 and just pay the £19 difference when you book.
  • How long do the Reward Vouchers last?
    5 years, plenty of time to spend!
  • What if you don't reopen?
    Don't worry we will reopen. If something happens, out of our control, you will be eligible for a refund.
  • Can I give a Reward Voucher as a present?
    Yes, all you would need to do is to buy a Reward Voucher and then use that to buy a Clyne Gift Voucher, which you can personalise. Perfect for a birthday or Christmas present.
  • How will I receive my Reward Voucher?
    You will be emailed a voucher with a special code just for you.
  • How do I redeem my Reward Voucher?
    Just get in touch with us! Email [email protected] or 01792 403333. But remember you don't need to book anything right now, the Reward Vouchers are valid for 5 years, so no rush. We are offering special worry-free booking terms in relation to COVID19: Terms.

Thank you for reading, & for helping us create a bright and secure future at Clyne.


Geoff & Sarah Haden, our amazing staff & all the animals

Photo: Three of our self-catering cottages. With wooden balconies made from oak from our own woodlands.

Photo: The view from the farm. Best view in Swansea!

Photo: Smile Peggy! 

Photo: Brillo & Lucy as little lambs

Photo: Geoff & Sarah with gentle giant Ferne, & Ted the famous farm dog   

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£50 Pledge

NEW! VIP Meet and Greet. Which one of our animals is your favourite? An exclusive chance to come behind the scenes, and spend some time getting to know your new friend! Places are limited, and we don't offer this opportunity anywhere else! Visits will be arranged once we are open, and it is safe to do so.

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Spare us a tenner and we'll reward you with a £12 voucher to spend!

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Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with a £30 voucher. You could book 2 x 'Introduction to Ponies' sessions, perfect for young children.

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Pledge £30 today and we'll reward you with a £36 voucher! You could book a lesson or hack on one of our lovely horses.

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Pledge £250 today and you'll receive a £300 voucher. Why not use put it towards a self-catering holiday next year?

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Pledge £5,000 today and you'll receive a £6,000 voucher. That's £1,000 extra free!

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