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calendar icon16 Oct 2023

Keep the kids full for free or as little as £1 this October half term

October half term is here next week. Even if you’re not planning a break away, just keeping the kids entertained and fed can be costly. We’ve pulled together a list of all the places where children eat for free – or cheaply – this autumn to help make eating out 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.

M&S Café – spend £5 and get one free kid’s meal Monday-Friday during the October half term.

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 – kids under 12 eat free every Sunday for every £10 spent by an adult.

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 kids 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, every day with paying adults at Preto in half term.

Yo! Sushi – from 16-27 October kids eat free with every £10 spent by an accompanying adult.

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

Bills – two kids eat free Monday-Friday from 23 October until 2 November 2023.

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 during October half term holidays.

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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