Who can use the facilities?
What will it cost us to stay?
How do I book accommodation?
What do I need to bring?
Ronald McDonald House South Island and the Family Room offer bedrooms complete with bed and bath linen. There are also free shared laundry facilities and fully equipped kitchens stocked with basic food items. Bassinets, port-a-cots, strollers, car seats and other baby items are available for use at the House in Christchurch, as well as an extensive range of books, toys, games and DVDs.
Dinner is served several evenings a week at the House, free of charge, from 6pm. For any additional food requirements there is a supermarket nearby in Christchurch. You will only need to bring your personal items such as toiletries, clothing, communication devices etc.
Dinner is provided in the Family Room by the local SuperValue Supermarket from Tuesday to Friday.
Can people with disabilities stay?
Yes. Shared areas in the House and Family Room are fully accessible. A number of bedrooms are also fully accessible at the House, including purpose-designed wet floor showers. Please inform us at the time of your booking if you require an accessible bedroom.
Two of the rooms at the Family Room are wheelchair accessible.
Is childcare provided?
Can I receive visitors?
At the House, yes, but out of respect for the other families we do ask that you limit the number of visitors.
Visitors to the Family Room are permitted only with approval of the Family Room Supervisor.
Visiting hours are from 9.00am – 9.30pm daily. Visitors are not permitted in guest rooms but are welcome in the shared areas.
As the shared facilities are for House and Family Room families only, we ask that your visitors do not use the food or stay for meals.