How to save money eating out with children this October half term

4 min Read Published: 27 Oct 2022

How to save money on eating out with kids this half term

A number of restaurants and shops are advertising free meals for kids and discounted children's food this October half term as parents continue to struggle with the rise in the cost of living. In this article, we share some of the places you can eat for free or at a low cost this October break. We update this page each school holiday, so ensure you bookmark it to always stay up to date with the latest kids eat free deals.

Where can kids eat for free this October half term?

M&S

Children can eat for free at M&S when you spend £5 or more in the M&S Café. The free children's meal includes a main, snack and drink from the Kids' Munch Menu. Children can eat free until 28th October 2022. Find out more here.

Tesco

Kids can eat free at Tesco cafes with any purchase this October. Parents can spend as little as 60p to claim a free kids’ meal worth up to £3.25. The offer is valid for Clubcard holders only and runs from 17th - 28th October at over 300 Tesco Cafés.

Hungry Horse

Children get a free breakfast between 7am-12pm with a full paying adult from 21st - 31st October with Hungry Horse. Click for more information on the Hungry Horse free breakfast deal.

Beefeater & Brewers Fayre

Two children aged 15 and under eat free with a full paying adult when ordering breakfast at a Beefeater or Brewers Fayre. The adult's breakfast is unlimited and is priced at £9.50. Find out more and search for your local Beefeater or Brewers Fayre.

Morrisons

1 child under 16 eats free with 1 adult's main meal (min of £4.99). The children's meal includes a piece of fruit and orange juice, apple juice or water. Click to find out more on the Morrisons under16s eat free offer.

You can also get a free jacket potato with Heinz beans at any Morrisons cafe from 26th October 2022 until 6th November 2022 if you ask for "Henry" at the till. There is no age limit on who can get the free jacket potato with beans but it is limited to 1 meal per customer, per day and is subject to availability in the cafe at the time.

Dobbies

Children eat for free at Dobbies cafe with an adult having a breakfast or main meal. Children can choose to eat from the kid's breakfast or lunch menu or the pick 'n' mix meal and the offer includes a drink. The offer is now available all day every day. Click to find out more about the Dobbies kids eat free offer.

Dunelm - Pausa Cafe

You can get one free Kids Menu for every £4 spent at Pausa Cafe in Dunelm. The offer is available until 1st November all day, every day. Click here to find out more.

Heathrow airport

If you're off on holiday this October half term children can eat for free at Heathrow airport between 22nd - 30th October 2022. The offer applies when an adult chooses an item from the main menu. Participating restaurants vary depending on the terminal you are flying from but some of the restaurants taking part are Giraffe, Gordon Ramsay Plane Food, YO! sushi and Leon amongst others. For the full list click here.

The Real Greek

Kids under 12 eat free all day on Sundays with any adult that spends £10 in one of The Real Greek's restaurants. The offer includes a meal from the kids menu, a drink and ice cream or sorbet. More information on the offer can be found here.

Shrimp & Grill (formerly Bubba Gump Shrimp company)

Children under 10 eat free with a full paying adult between 12pm-5pm every day. The kids eat free offer does however exclude soft drinks and only 2 free kids' meals are available per family. To find out more about the offer or book a table click here.

Angus Steakhouse

Children under 10 can eat free every day throughout the school holidays between 12pm-5pm. Children have to be with an adult paying full price for a main meal. Find out more about the Angus steakhouse offer.

Yo! Sushi

This October half term, up to 3 children per table can eat free at Yo! sushi. The offer is valid all day Monday - Friday until 28th October 2022. The children eat free offer is valid on the kiddo meal deal bento boxes only. One child can eat free with a paying adult who has to spend a minimum of £10, there is a maximum of 3 children that can eat free per booking. Click here for more information on the deal with Yo! Sushi.

Frankie & Benny's

Frankie & Benny's has switched things up this half term and is running a 'Grown ups go free' offer when dining with a child under 11. Purchasing a children's main meal redeems a free adult main meal but there are restrictions on the main meal you can choose. The offer is running between 17th - 21st October in Scotland, between 24th - 28th October in England and between 31st October - 4th November in Wales and Northern Ireland.

You need to sign up to the Frankie & Benny's newsletter to get the exclusive offer. You can find out more about the Grown ups go free offer here.

Pizza Hut, Harvester and Prezzo

If you are an O2 priority member you can benefit from kids eat free offers at Harvester, Pizza Hut and Prezzo this October half term. Find out more about the offers below:

  • Pizza Hut - Get 1 free Mega Monster Meal (worth £7.99) for children aged 12 and under between 24th - 31st October 2022. Code can be redeemed within the O2 priority app.
  • Harvester - Two children under 10 eat for free between 24th - 28th October at Harvester. No adult meal purchase is required and the offer is valid for dine ins only.
  • Prezzo - Get a free 3 course meal for children at Prezzo from 3rd - 31st October. No adult purchase is necessary and the code is valid for 1 child aged 10 years and under.

Where can kids eat for £1 this October half term?

Asda

Children under 16 can eat for £1 from the Asda cafe children's menu. There is a maximum of 1 meal per child per day and the offer is valid until 9th January 2023.

You can also get a free Ella's baby food pouch free with any purchase for children under 18 months. Find out more about the Asda kids eat for £1 deal here.

Bella Italia

Children aged 11 and under can eat for £1 with a full paying adult between 4pm-6pm every Monday - Thursday in the October half term. The offer is valid in England, Scotland and Wales but you need to check with your local restaurant for confirmation. This offer is only valid on meals eaten inside the restaurant and you must be seated before 6pm for the offer to be valid. Click for further information on the Bella Italia deal.

IKEA

All children can eat for 95p or £1.50 at Ikea from 11th October 2022. Children can order kids' pasta and tomato sauce with a soft drink for 95p or anything else from the children's menu for £1.50. The deal is available at IKEA every day from 11am. Click for more information on the IKEA kids meal deal.