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calendar icon18 Dec 2023

All the places kids eat free or for as little as £1 this Christmas

Christmas is an expensive time without the added pressure the cost-of-living crisis is having on millions of families across the country.

With most schools breaking up this week and money tighter than ever, we’ve pulled together a list of all the places where children can eat for free – or cheaply – during the Christmas holidays to help make eating out – and keeping the kids entertained - more affordable.

Make sure you always check the terms and conditions of each restaurant or café before you go to avoid disappointment or unwanted cost. You can do this on their websites or check with the restaurant staff before ordering.

Here’s all the places we’ve found:


Morrisons – spend £4.49 and get one free kid’s meal all day, every day.

Sainsbury’s Cafes – kids eat for £1 with the purchase of an adult hot main from 11 30am every day.

ASDA – kids eat free for £1 all day, every day with no adult spend required.

Pausa Café @ Dunelm – kids get one mini main, two snacks and a drink for free with every £4 spent after 3pm.

IKEA – kids get a meal from 95p daily from 11am.


Beefeater & Brewers Fayre – two children under 16 get free breakfast every day with one paying adult.

The Real Greek – Free kids meal for every £10 spent by an adult from 22 December 2023 until 7 January 2024.

Travelodge & Premier Inn – buy one adult breakfast from £8.99 and up to two kids eat breakfast for free.

Sizzling Pubs – every Monday-Friday between 3pm-7pm kid’s main meals are £1 with every adult meal purchased.

TGI Fridays – kids eat free when ‘Stripes Rewards Members’ purchase any adult meal via the app.

Preto – Kids up to age 10 eat free all day on weekends and from 4pm weekdays with a paying adult

Gordon Ramsey Restaurants – kids under 8 eat free all day, every day at selected Gordon Ramsay restaurants.

Bella Italia – children eat for £1 with any adult main - the offer is valid 4-6pm Monday to Thursday.

Whitbread Inns – two kids under 16 can eat for free with every adult breakfast purchased.

Table Table – two children under 16 get breakfast for free every day with one paying adult.

Hungry Horse – kids eat for £1 on Mondays.

Future Inns – under 5’s eat for free with any adult meal.

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Caroline Chell

Caroline has worked in financial communications for more than 10 years, writing content on subjects such as pensions, mortgages, loans and credit cards, as well as stockbroking and investment advice.

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