Ty Hafan

click here for the latest resources and information


view all
< >
dinosaur adventures

"dinosaur adventures"

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales and Ty Hafan are about to embark on an exciting pilot partnership project supported by Children & the Arts, through their Start Hospices Programme. Start Hospices is a UK wide Programme that creates opportunities for children and their families to have therapeutic arts experiences outside of the hospice environment, creating happy memories with their families. Read More

Pugh's pay for a day

"a gift from the gardeners"

Last Christmas, Pughs Garden Centre and its customers raised funds to pay for a day and staff from the business recently visited the hospice, to see just how their funds are put to good use. Read More

fly over

"a bird's eye view"

In October 2015, Tŷ Hafan embarked on a major project with Costain/Vinci to upgrade our much loved memorial garden. See this bird's eye view of what it will look like! Read More


"a sweet donation"

Justin, who says he’s ‘never been much of a runner’, is currently in training for the London Marathon on 22 April, running four times a week at distances that range from four miles to 20     Read More


"a foamy fiesta with our families"

Last week, Andy from Extreme Adventure brought one of their fantastic foam cannons to the hospice so we could test drive Bubble Rush Cardiff for you all! Read More


"swords in the air!"

Katag is a huge game of tag where two or more teams play with foam swords, lances and shields and we came to Tŷ Hafan to give the super sibs a go! Read More

Easter parade

"easter parade starts spring celebrations"

At last!  It finally looks as though Spring has sprung. The sun is shining, the daffs are fully in bloom, the Bristol Channel is sparkling (sort of) and there’s definitely a holiday vibe here at the hospice.  Read More

Claire Kingston

"my first fortnight"

Hello, I’m Claire and my role is to help raise the profile of Tŷ Hafan by looking after its day-to-day press activity, building on its ever-increasing media coverage. Read More

poppy jones

"poppy in her own words"

In this week’s Family Friday, 12 year old Poppy Jones uses new technology to tell her story. We asked Poppy a few questions, and here, she gives us an insight into her world. Read More

mo's fro

"marvellous mo ditches fab fro!"

I shaved my hair off as you can see, from ‘wild afro which took me ages to grow, too short back and sides’ in minutes to raise money for Tŷ Hafan Read More

family stories

view all
< >

elain's story

Little Elain James was referred to Tŷ Hafan in January 2011. Elain was antenatally diagnosed with congenital heart disease, but it wasn’t until she was born that her family knew the full extent of her illness. Read More


alyssia's story

When Alyssia was four months old, her mum, Danielle, noticed she wasn’t developing like other babies her age. Read More


ellis' story

Whilst battling cancer as a baby, Ellis Smith from Cwmbran was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a genetic condition causing benign tumours to grow inside the body. Read More


alice’s story

They were told the most devastating news any parent can hear – their unborn daughter had a condition that meant it was very likely she would die in childhood. Read More


callum's story

My name is Amie and my son, Callum, goes to  Tŷ Hafan. He loves it and so does the whole family. Read More


casey's story

Three-year-old Casey was born with severe brain damage following complications at birth. He has since been diagnosed with severe epilepsy, spasms, cortical visual impairment and evolving cerebral palsy. Read More


rhys' story

From spending time with his mates to playing video games or going bowling, outgoing Rhys loves nothing more than staying at Tŷ Hafan. Read More


willow’s story

Kelly and Damien Matthews were devastated when they were told their daughter may not survive her first few days due to a life-threatening condition called Central Hypoventilation.  Read More


olivia's story

12-year-old Olivia suffers from cerebral palsy, visual impairment and physical delay. Read More

archie watson

archie's story

We hit our first anniversary, Archie’s birthday on 6 September. It was a lot harder than we had expected. Read More


Our famous Children’s Hospice Week party makes it’s triumphant return tomorrow! We will be slipping on the flip-flops and enjoying a beach party and making these amazing #MomentsMatter!

This lovely weather reminds us that while we are packing our suitcases for our summer holidays, Tŷ Hafan families like Bridget and Elain’s pack theirs to come to the hospice for vital short break care. They can all recharge their batteries and focus on the moments that matter! “Like most families the excitement of going on holiday for me and the girls starts when we are packing. It’s so ironic really that we live in the seaside holiday town Aberystwyth, yet Tŷ Hafan to us is our family holiday.” Visit www.tyhafan.org/childrens-hospice-week to find out how your support helps Tŷ Hafan.

Art Club is in full swing down at the hospice! The children are having a great time doing seaside crafts, like painting this lovely mermaid picture 🎨 #MomentsMatter

What are some of the things that you love to do, those little things that remind you that #MomentsMatter? We’d love to hear them this #ChildrensHospiceWeek!

We like to shout about how happy a place Tŷ Hafan is. It’s happy because families are given the time to do the things they truly enjoy and are able to concentrate on making #MomentsMatter. Families can do things that they simply can’t do at home or without the support of those they can trust, like our incredible nurses and care team. To find out how you can support Tŷ Hafan this Children's Hospice Week, visit www.tyhafan.org/childrens-hospice-week

This is why Chris loves Tŷ Hafan. To find out how you can support Tŷ Hafan this Children's Hospice Week, visit www.tyhafan.org #MomentsMatter

This week is Children’s Hospice Week, the UK's only awareness raising and fundraising week for children with life-limiting conditions and the services that support them and we’ve got loads to look forward to! The pressure on the family of a child with a life-limiting condition means that often actually being a family will sadly take a back seat to their responsibilities. It is so important that places like Tŷ Hafan can be there to give the families the opportunity to just enjoy the time they have together. Tŷ Hafan is important because #MomentsMatter www.tyhafan.org

Wow what an amazing day working in partnership with @Museum_Cardiff @childrenandarts @paulfearsphoto & #KeyCreate to facilitate #inclusive #play #activities for @tyhafan #children #siblings #families here is a sneak preview of the #arts #bubbleWrap #fun #messy Young #Monet & #Picasso in the making 🎨

Thanks to Welsh actor and star of Stella, Julian Lewis Jones who visited the hospice today along with Andrew Alsop and family from White Water Charters. They came to tell us all about their fishy fundraiser.


Our famous Children’s Hospice Week party makes it’s triumphant return tomorrow! We will be slipping on the flip-flo… https://t.co/vYEdS0icPm

RT Good luck to all the @54321Cymru riders about to set off on their epic cycle challenge supporting loads of great ca… https://t.co/wDdLnLIZl6

We would like to say a huge thank you to Convey Law for headline sponsoring our brand new event, Bubble Rush Cardif… https://t.co/OHsDUUOfcG

This lovely weather reminds us that while we're packing our suitcases for our summer holidays, families like Bridge… https://t.co/NmqC2UrUaO

@KathJones80 Haha 😂 you guys!! Love this!

RT Shwmae Daf from Merthyr🙋‍♀️and thanks for supporting @tyhafan you are looking sharp in you new… https://t.co/TzQ2fpMDlq

RT Thanks for all your help today ladies @tyhafan mums workshop #handcraftedbytyhafan upcycling denim into totes uniqu… https://t.co/RmSOqqpJHv

Pop along to see us in the @Capitol_Cardiff shopping centre! Team Ty Hafan are there all week raising awareness of… https://t.co/40Wi2wjhXF

Art Club is in full swing down at the hospice! The children are having a great time doing seaside crafts, like pain… https://t.co/hEjjIVflpm

@__saskiaed__ Thank you Saskia