How to save money eating out with children this half term

3 min Read Published: 25 May 2023

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 school holiday 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 May 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 half term?


Kids eat free this May half term at Tesco when an adult buys any item from Tesco Café. The offer is valid from 29th May - 2nd June. Find out more on the Tesco website.

Café Rouge

Kids eat free at Café Rouge from 22nd May - 4th June 2023 when an adult purchases a main meal. Children can choose from a 2 or 3 course lunch or dinner from the kid's menu. Find out more on the Café Rouge website.

Hungry Horse

Get a children's and adult's main meal for £10 all day, every day from 27th May - 4th June 2023. A children's meal includes a meal deal main, two veggies or sides, a dessert and a drink while the adult main must be chosen from the pub classics section. Find out more about the Hungry Horse meal deal here.

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 £9.99. Find out more and search for your local Beefeater or Brewers Fayre.


1 child under 16 eats free with 1 adult's main meal (min £4.49). 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.


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 and the offer includes a drink. The offer is available for breakfast and lunch every day. Click to find out more about the Dobbies kids eat free offer.

Dunelm - Pausa Cafe

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

Heathrow airport

If you're off on holiday this school holiday term children can eat for free at Heathrow airport between 26th May - 4th June 2023. 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 and Leon amongst others. For the full list click here.

The Real Greek

Kids under 12 eat free all day from 28th May - 4th June 2023 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.

Angus Steakhouse

Children under 10 can eat free Monday-Thursday 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 May half term, up to 3 children per table can eat free at Yo! Sushi. The offer is valid all day from Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June 2023. The children eat free offer is valid on the kids' 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.

Westfield shopping centres

A number of restaurants and food outlets at Westfield shopping centre are offering kids eat free deals throughout the school holidays.  Examples of restaurants running the offer include Bill's, Spaghetti House, Master Bao and Byron. Find out more here.


Up to 2 children can eat for free all day with one full-paying adult this May half term at Bill's. The offer is valid between Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June. More information can be found on Bill's website.

Where can kids eat for £1 this half term?


Children under 16 can eat for £1 from the Asda café children's menu. There is a maximum of 1 meal per child per day and the offer is valid throughout the May half term.

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 kid's 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. 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.


All children can eat for 95p or £1.50 at Ikea every day from 11am. 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. Click for more information on the IKEA kid's meal deal.


Get a children's hot main meal or lunch bag for £1 with the purchase of a hot adult main meal from £5.20. Available everyday from 11:30am until Café closure. More information can be found here.