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28 places where kids can eat free or for £1 during the February half term

Here are all of the places where kids can eat for free and cheap during the February half term, as families face the cost of living crisis

There are plenty of restaurants and cafes across the country where kids eat free or for £1 over the February half term.

The break from school comes with extra costs. Childcare can often be expensive, and the government does not directly fund free school meals out of term time. 

Beyond the cost of it, keeping your kids entertained over the half term can be a challenge. Taking your little ones out for an exciting meal (or even two) could be just the thing you need to get them out the house. 

Here are all the places kids can eat free or for just £1 over the February half term. 

Bill’s

Up to two kids aged 10 and under can eat for free at Bill’s over the February half term and beyond, from 12 February to 23 February (excluding Saturday and Sunday). And adult has to order a main dish, but that can be breakfast lunch or dinner. The children’s menu features buttermilk pancakes, mac and cheese, and fish fingers and chips. Discover more.

TGI Fridays

Kids eat free at TGI Fridays when you order an adult’s main meal. The offer is available for Stripes Rewards members – you’ll just need to join via their app, which is free to download through app stores. You’ll get a complimentary Little League or Major League kids’ meal. The menu includes classic burgers, fish fingers and vegan choices. There is also free Heinz baby food for the smallest guests at TGI Fridays. Find out more here.

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Sizzling Pub and Grill

Your child can enjoy a £1 meal at Sizzling Pub and Grill as long as you purchase an adult’s main meal. The offer is available on weekdays from 3pm. The menu includes fish fingers, pasta, chicken wraps, pizza and more. Get the offer

OK Diners 

One child under 10 can eat free when an adult purchases a main meal. This offer is available every day at the diners in Derby, Cannock, Leominster, Northop and Oswestry. Read all about it here.

Gordon Ramsay Restaurants 

At selected Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, kids can eat for free from the Ramsay kids menu when ordering a main. It’s only available for children under the age of eight and you will need to purchase an adult main for every free children’s meal. It’s available at Heddon Street Kitchen, all Bread Street Kitchen and Bars, Bread Street Café, Gordon Ramsay Bar and Grill and York and Albany.

This offer is available all year around, except on select dates like Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. 

Sainsbury’s Café

You can get one children’s hot main meal or “lunch bag” for £1 with the purchase of an adult hot main meal from £5.20 in the Sainsburys café. The lunch bag includes a sandwich, bag of crisps, a piece of fruit and a kids’ drink. Mains include a sausage, cheese and tomato pizza or chicken nuggets. It’s available every day from 11.30am until the cafe closes. 

Morrisons Café

Children aged 16 and below can get one free meal with every adult meal. The offer only applies when you purchase an adult meal with a value of £4.49 or over, and it excludes all cafe specials. The meal includes a piece of fruit and orange or apple juice or bottle of water. Read the terms and conditions here.

Bella Italia

Kids can get three courses and a drink for just £1 from Sunday to Wednesday at Bella Italia. Meals are suitable for two-11 year olds, with smaller and larger portion sizes to suit their appetites. It’s also free all day on Thursday!

The cheapest adult main course is the margherita pizza, priced at £11.49 – though these prices go up to £11.99 at some London and Center Parcs branches. Read all about it.

Dunelm

Many of the furnishing retailer’s branches have an in-store eatery, the Pausa cafe. Kids can get a ‘mini main’, two snacks and a drink for free, as long as an accompanying adult spends £4 or more. The offer is available Monday to Friday after 3pm.

Tesco Café

Kids eat free at Tesco Café this February half term with the Kids’ Pick ‘N’ Mix Lunch Deal. Your child will get a sandwich, a piece of fruit, two snacks and a drink. An adult just has to buy any item in the Tesco Café. This offer is available from 12 February to 23 February.

Dobbies

Kids can get a free breakfast or lunch at national garden centre Dobbies, with one meal and drink available for every adult main purchased. The cheapest adult mains are the mini breakfast or breakfast roll, coming in at £5.99. It does not include the Andover, Lelant, Marple, Reading, York, Anchorwood restaurants.

Travelodge

If you happen to be staying in a Travelodge over the February half term, kids aged 15 and under eat completely free. Your child can choose as much as they like from the cooked selection, including prime back bacon, Cumberland pork sausages, free range scrambled eggs and more. Up to two kids can eat free for every full paying adult, starting at £5.50 for a breakfast to go.

Premier Inn

The same goes at Premier Inn! When an adult orders a full Premier Inn Breakfast or a Meal Deal, up to two under 16s eat breakfast for free. Find out more.

Holiday Inn

Kids eat (and stay) free at Holiday Inn. It is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel’s dine-in restaurant. Your kids will get a main course and dessert. An adult (who is registered as a hotel guest) must order at least one course from the full priced menu. It’s limited to four children per dining family. Find out more here – including how kids can stay for free at Holiday Inn. 

SA Brain Pubs

Welsh pub chain SA Brain & Co. is another pub chain handing out kids meals for just £1. This offer is available all day every Wednesday, and must be purchased alongside a full price adult main meal. It excludes Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Purezza

Purezza, the vegan pizza restaurant, has a kids eat free scheme not just for the school holidays but all year round! Children under 10 can enjoy a free mini pizza with a topping of their choice. Only one child eats free per adult dining. The restaurants can provide additional mini pizzas and other children for £5 each. You’ll find Purezza in Camden, Bristol, Manchester and Brighton. 

Ikea

At Ikea, your little ones can enjoy the pasta with tomato sauce and a soft drink for 95p. Any other kids meal is £1.50. You could also enjoy browsing and getting lost through the aisles of the furniture store and make it a proper trip out! This is available every day from 11am.



Table Table

Two kids under the age of 16 can get free, unlimited breakfast at Table Table’s all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast. You have to purchase an adult breakfast at a cost of £9.99. It promises a freshly cooked full English with all your cooked and continental favourites.

Brewers Fayre

Kids can get free buffet breakfast at Brewers Fayre, which is also owned by Whitbread – just like Table Table. It is much the same deal as above. Kids have to be under the age of 16 to eat for free, and you have to purchase an adult breakfast for £9.99. 

Beefeater

Another Whitbread pub, Beefeater also offers two kids all-you-can-eat breakfast for free. Kids have to be under the age of 16 to eat for free, and you have to purchase an adult breakfast for £9.99. 

Heathrow Airport

OK, so you won’t be heading to Heathrow Airport purely for a meal (try explaining that to security), but if you are jetting off on a holiday over the February half term it is handy to know that kids can eat for free in its restaurants. Participating spots include Big Smoke, Giraffe, The Globe and more. You can find the full list here.

The Real Greek

This February half term kids eat free at the Real Greek. For every £10 spent by an adult, one child under the age of 12 can eat for free at the Greek chain restaurant. The offer includes one meal from the children’s menu as well as an ice cream or sorbet. It’s available from 11 February to 25 February.

Hungry Horse

Every Monday, kids can eat for £1 at Hungry Horse pubs (so that’s 12 February in half term). Dishes include pork sausages, fish fingers and chicken nuggets and a small beef burger. Up to two kids can eat with every full paying adult. Larger dishes will cost you £1.50.

Bluegrass BBQ Smokehouses

Kids can eat free this February half term at the Bluegrass BBQ Smokehouses in High Wycombe, Reading and Windsor. This is only for a child under the age of 12 and it must be bought alongside an adult’s main, at a cost of £10. The offer is in place from 10 February to 18 February. It will also be Buy One Get One Free on all pancake stacks on Shrove Tuesday, which is 13 February.

Where kids can eat free or for £1 if you’re in London

Barbican Kitchen

Children under 10 can get a free kid’s meal at the Barbican Kitchen with every adult meal over £10 purchased. This offer is not just for the February half term but all year round. The restaurant is located on the ground floor of the Barbican. See the menu and more on their website. 

Preto

Kids can eat free at Brazilian buffet restaurant Preto. The offer is valid every weekday after 4pm and all weekend. This offer is open to children up to 10 years old, and proof of age might be requested. An adult will need to pay their full way. It starts at £21.95 but you get an unlimited selection from the traditional Brazilian hot dishes and salad bar. You can get the offer at the Victoria, Putney, Queensway, Colchester and West End restaurants by downloading a voucher.  

Angus Steakhouse

At Angus Steakhouses in central London, one child can get a meal per full-paying adult. It is available at weekends, from 12pm to 5pm and is only on offer for kids under the age of 10. You should request in advance of your booking. Find out more.

Pembury Tavern 

Kids eat free at the Pembury Tavern in Hackney, Eastern, all day every Sunday, with each adult-sized pizza bought. You can choose from a slice of their classic margarita or single pepperoni, plus your kids will get a scoop of ice-cream! Find out more here.

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