School Holiday Free & Cheap Meals For Kids

Looking to eat out this summer but without the usual price tag? Here are some of the offers around which can help you and your family enjoy yourselves, and save you some money too.    

Asda Cafe

From 25 July until the end of this year, kids can eat at any time of day at Asda’s cafes for just £1. This is different to some of the other offers around as there isn’t a requirement for an adult to buy a full price meal to get the offer, meaning families don’t have to extra to pay out. Originally, the deal was only for the school holidays, but Asda now means to run the offer for the rest of the year as part of the government’s Help for Households scheme.

Tesco Cafes

At Tesco cafes parents can spend as little as 60p on a piece of fruit to claim a free kids meal up to the value of £3.25. The offer runs for Clubcard holders from 25 July to 26 August at over 300 Tesco cafes across the country. The free meals on offer include kids’ breakfasts, kids’ hot meals and kids’ cold pick and mix meals.


According to the IKEA website, up until September 3, all kids can get one meal from the IKEA children’s menu for just 95p, or a combination meal including jelly, a drink and fruit for £1.50. There are restrictions in some stores, so do check the offers at your store before you visit.

Morrisons Cafe

During the summer holidays, children aged 16 and below can get one free meal with every adult meal at Morrisons Cafe. Also, every day from 3pm, Morrisons discounts their daily special meal to £4.99, meaning a parent and child can eat for less than £5.

Bella Italia

Bella Italia is offering three courses for children for just £1 during the summer break, but only when a full price adult meal is purchased and only between Monday to Thursday, from 4pm to 6pm. The cheapest adult mains are £10/£11 depending on the restaurant and the children’s dishes are only suitable for children up to 11-years-old.

Cafe Rouge

Kids can choose two or three courses from the children’s menu at Cafe Rouge for just £1 with every adult purchase of a main course from the A La Carte menu. The offer is available from July 22 to August 31 and excludes Saturdays. Some branches, such as the ones in Centre Parcs, are not taking part in the offer so do check before you visit.

Beefeater, Table Table, Brewers Fayre, Premier Inn & Whitbread Inns

Whitbread, the company that owns brands including Table Table and Beefeater, is giving out free kids’ breakfasts with every adult breakfast. The all-you-can-eat adult breakfast buffet is priced at £9.50 for cooked items and £7.50 for just continental items. With every adult breakfast purchased, two children aged 15 and under eat whatever breakfast items they like for free. The offer is available every day.


Many of the furnishing brand’s branches have an in-store eatery, the Pausa Cafe. Over the summer, kids can get a ‘mini main’, two snacks and a drink for free, as long as an accompanying adult spends £4 or more.

Hungry Horse

The Hungry Horse pub restaurant chain is offering free kids’ breakfasts up to the cost of £2.49 with every adult breakfast costing £3.49 or more. The offer is available every day from 8am to midday. There is a maximum number of two children’s breakfasts for every adult breakfast.


Kids eat for free every day from midday at national garden centre Dobbies, with one meal and drink available for every adult main purchased. The cheapest adult main, the chicken caesar salad, comes in at £7.25.

YO! Sushi!

YO! Sushi is running an ‘after school club’ every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3pm to 5:30pm, up until 29 September. For every £10 spent by an accompanying adult, one child under the age of 10 eats for free.

Sizzling Pubs

There’s are more than 200 Sizzling Pubs across the UK, and throughout the summer holidays, kids can eat for free at all of them. One adult main meal must be purchased for the offer to be valid, and it’s only available during weekdays. Breakfast and other set menus are not included. The cheapest main for adults is the superfood salad, which costs £4.99.

If you’re heading to a Sizzling Pubs branch outside of the summer holidays, kids still eat for free —between 3pm and 7pm.

Just so you know, we’ve published these offers in good faith for you. We can’t be held responsible for any that are wrong, or that have changed. Please check the details of the café, restaurant or store before you visit.  

To find out more about these offers, click on the links in each one. You can also visit Families Online ( for more free eats this summer and other offers too.

We’ll try to publish more offers on our social media channels if we find out about them.

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