by Alex Saint
School’s out, and we’ve found 18 places where kids eat free (or for as little as £1) to help you hang onto your cash!
From your favourite supermarket cafes and fancy restaurants to mouth-watering dessert parlours and family-friendly pubs, these are the most budget-friendly spots to get food for free and cut the cost of living. Turns out there is such a thing as a free lunch, after all.
Grab a pit-stop pizza deal or coffee and cake at your local Asda cafe and feed the kids for free! Tots under 18 months can slurp on a free Ella’s Baby food pouch, while under-16s can enjoy a free meal every day from 3pm when an adult spends £4 in the cafe.
Anyone under the age of 16 can tuck into a free meal after 3pm at Morrisons — an adult just needs to spend £4.50 in the cafe.
Take a break from bedding and blinds and grab a bite at the Dunelm Pausa cafe. Kids can choose a mini-main, two snacks and a drink for free when accompanied by an adult spending £4.
The early bird catches the unlimited free breakfast at a variety of restaurant chains under the Whitbread Inns umbrella. Two kids under 16 years old can eat breakfast for free with every adult breakfast purchased. Family favourites Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Cookhouse + Pub and Table Table are all offering this deal for the holidays, but don’t forget to scope out Groupon for even more savings — think 2 for 1 deals and more — from these value-packed venues.
Head to your local Hungry Horse from May 30th until June 3rd, where a child can claim a complimentary breakfast when accompanied by a paying adult. Plus, at selected Hungry Horse venues, kids eat for just £1 on Mondays.
The proud winner of ‘best family-friendly brand 2019’, Farmhouse Inns offers not one but two kids meals for just £1 each when accompanied by an adult paying full price. Choose from the small breakfast, kids meal, or junior carvery menu on weekdays until June 3rd.
Offering sizzling savings on family meals with its kids eat for £1 deal, this popular pub-restaurant chain has plenty for the whole family to enjoy. Claim one free kids’ meal with every adult meal purchased Monday to Friday, between 3pm-7pm.
Italian food is always a crowd-pleaser, so treat the kids to a Bella Italia feast from May 9th 2022 for the bargain price of £1. All you need to do is purchase one full-price adult meal between 4-6pm Monday-Thursday, and you can claim three courses and a Cawston Pressed fruit water for your favourite little person. Be aware this offer isn't available at Center Parcs restaurants, Bella Italia Edinburgh Northbridge or Bella Italia Milton Keynes when an event is on.
Enjoy a family meal with that certain je ne sais quoi this half term and treat the kids to two or three courses at Cafe Rouge for just £1.
If gourmet plant-based pizza is your thing, treat the family to a meal at Purezza where kids under 10 eat free. Originally from Brighton, this popular pizza spot has branched out to Bristol, Hove, Manchester and Camden. Plus, every venue's dog friendly, so you furry child can come along too!
Kids eat free in London at the family-friendly Barbican Kitchen where children under 12 years can enjoy a complimentary Margherita pizza with every hot adult meal. This offer is available 12-3pm and 5-7.30pm weekdays, and all weekend.
Visit The Real Greek on a Sunday to claim a free kids’ meal — all you have to do is spend a tenner on your own. Children under 12 can enjoy a meal from the kids’ menu, a drink and ice cream or sorbet for the bargain price of absolutely nothing.
Kids under 10 eat free at London-based Brazilian steakhouse Preto, where succulent grilled meats are carved at the table and the colourful decor gives South American vibes.
At YO! Sushi, kids eat for free until May 26th, if you plan your visit between 3.30pm-5.30pm. Parents can tuck into a taste of Japan while the littles select kids' food from the Mini Ninja children’s menu — you can expect the conveyor belt to be a big hit.
We’ve penned a whole separate post on where to get freebies on your birthday, but this Kaspas Desserts offer was too kid-friendly to miss! Birthday girls and boys can claim a free medium milkshake or slice of decadent Kaspas cake on their birthday — all you need to do is spend £6.95 in-store. Oh, and don’t forget your ID!
Whether you’re eating out or dining in, Groupon always brings the best food and drink deals to the table. Scroll through our mouth-watering offers to help you choose what you want to eat — that's how you get free food!