With the holidays upon us, parents and caregivers throughout the UK are scrambling to keep the kids entertained. But with the cost-of-living crisis placing financial pressure on many households, its natural to want to keep expenses down.
Fortunately, there are plenty of eateries offering free or discounted meals for children throughout the UK. Whether you’re looking for a snack pit stop, or a summer banquet, there’s plenty of spots where kids eat free 2022 – perfect for filling hungry tummies!
Hang up the apron – its time to let someone else do the cooking! Check out our list of the top spots where children eat free over summer.
Where Do Kids Eat Free?
Morrisons Café (Nationwide). Available at any Morrisons Café throughout the UK, this fabulous deal offers a free kid’s meal with any one adult meal that has a value over £4.99. Their kid’s meal must be from their kids menu, and includes a piece of fruit and the choice of a tasty orange juice, apple juice or bottle of water.
ASDA Café (Nationwide). While kids don’t necessarily eat for free at ASDA, they can access a hot or cold meal for just £1 – without any minimum spend for adults required. An ASDA spokesperson said they are ‘so pleased to be able to offer children’s meals for just £1 (…) to ensure that those who would normally rely on a school meal aren’t left without.’ Offer available 25th July – 4th September.
Yo! Sushi (Nationwide). For those looking to expand their children’s tastebuds, Yo! Sushi are offering a Kids Eat Free deal between 15.00-17.30, Monday-Thursday unt8il the 29th September 2022. For every £10 spent by an adult, one child eats free! They’re even offering their own ‘Mini Ninja’ children’s menu with plenty of tasty Japanese meals that are sure to be a hit.
Dunelm (Nationwide). While best known for their furniture and homeware, Dunelm stores are also home to a delightful chain of cafés – Pausa Cafes. This summer, kids eat free at Pausa Café with every £4 spent in store. So, whether you’re on the hunt for a new rug, or in need of a couple lightbulbs – why not bring the kids along and make the most of this appetising deal!
Beefeater & Brewers Fayre (Nationwide). Perfect for early risers or those heading out for a day of adventuring, Beefeater are offering free unlimited breakfast for children at all their locations throughout the UK. And if breakfast isn’t your thing, they’re also offering a kids 3 course lunch or dinner for just £5.99, with a choice of Sausage and Mash, Pasta or Oven Baked Fish bites.
Bella Italia (Nationwide). Hungering for Pizza? Head over to your nearest Bella Italia between 16:00-18:00, Monday-Thursday, and enjoy a kid’s meal for £1! This price comes with the purchase of every adult main and includes three delicious courses, a fruit water, and a colouring sheet that will keep kids on the younger side entertained.
Sizzling Pubs (Nationwide). With hundreds of pubs across England, Wales and Scotland, you’re never far from a Sizzling Pub. Ideal for a relaxed meal, kids can now eat for £1 at all Sizzling Pubs! Enjoy a weekday lunch or dinner where the kids get to choose from a huge range of nutritious dishes – from fish fingers, to pasta, to pizza, to chicken wraps, there’s something for even the pickiest of eaters.
IKEA (Nationwide). Who doesn’t love an IKEA day out? Part of the joy of IKEA is their Swedish restaurant, offering diners a selection of tasty food – especially their iconic meatballs and gravy dish! This summer, kids at IKEA can eat for as little as 95p, or £1.50 for a combination meal. Combo meals include one hot meal, a jelly, soft drink, and a piece of fruit.
Café Rouge (Nationwide). Café Rouge are offering parents and caregivers the chance to treat their family to a ‘taste of summer in France’ over the holidays, with the return of their kids eat for £1 offer. For £1 with every adult who purchases a main course, children have the choice of 2 or 3 courses from the kids menu. This offer is available from 22nd July – 21st August, so make the most of it while you can!
These restaurants and cafes are just a few of the many eateries offering discounted or free eating for children throughout the holidays. Alternatively, if eating out isn’t your thing, why not check out our guide on reducing the cost of your weekly shop?
There’s plenty to do, see and eat this summer. If you’re looking for some inspiration on budget-friendly things to do with the kids, check out our list on 10 free activities that are fun for the whole family.