Ronald McDonald House Herston has a number of great facilities for the house guests to use. We offer 50 rooms at the Herston House, of which six are self contained. There are inside and outside play areas for children with tables and chairs for parents while they supervise. We have two large kitchens for guests and a number of relaxation lounge areas.
There are two fully equipped communal kitchens with four cooking stations in each. Cutlery, crockery, microwave, toaster, cookware and boiling water are all available. Tea, coffee, milk and sugar are also available. Communal fridges and freezers containing donated food items accessible to guests. Each room is also able to access fridge, freezer and pantry space for their own belongings.
QUIET LOUNGE (NO TV)
A perfect spot for guests to read a book or just relax. Locacted in the main building.
There is an outdoor playground located between the 2 buildings. The area is shaded for sun protection but still out in the fresh air. Adjacent are tables and chairs for parents to sit and supervise their children. Drinks and snack vending machines are located close by.
A teenager’s space “The Shack” is a beached themed room containing a variety of different video games and TV’s.
There is a large enclosed room containing a TV, DVD’s, books etc. House events such as movie nights, story time and craft time are held in this room. There is access available to a balcony.
There are two large guest dining areas (one in each building) for communal dining. A variety of small and large dining settings allow for group or individual dining.
The Guest Laundry has three washers and three dryers ($2 per cycle). There are also irons and ironing boards available for use.
We have three furnished external (covered) balconies accessible from the communal dining areas. On one balcony a BBQ is installed for guest use (free).
We offer secure off street parking however spaces are very limited.
A secure internal playground for younger children is located in the main building. CCTV cameras are in place with a monitor installed in main building's kitchen to allow parents to supervise children while cooking meals.