Top places where kids can eat for free or just £1 during February half-term

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Many parents feel the pinch when caring for children that are off for the week over half-term.

Not only do you need to keep little ones occupied with endless activities, but you’ll need to keep them fed and watered too – which can all add up.

So, with the February half-term kicking off this week and next across the country, many restaurants, cafes and even supermarkets are offering deals where your children can eat for free or just £1. 

Here are some of the places offering these deals:


As well as enjoying a browse through the furniture and stuffed animals, you and your family can enjoy a cheap meal afterwards!

For 95p, your children can enjoy the pasta with tomato sauce and a soft drink, while any other kid’s meal is just £1.50.

This is available every day from 11am.

Bella Italia

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From Sunday to Wednesday between 4-6pm, Bella Italia is offering kids a three-course meal and a drink for just £1. There’s an option for smaller and larger portion sizes to suit your child’s appetite.

What’s more, kids meals are free all-day on Thursdays.

But you’ll need to check your local restaurant for confirmation here.


The majority of Dunelm’s branches include an in-store cafeteria, the Pausa Cafe.

Your little ones can get a ‘mini main’, two snacks and a drink for free. This is as long as an accompanying adult spends £4 or more. This offer is available all day, every day.

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Tesco cafe

This February half term kids eat free at the Tesco cafe with a new deal called the ‘Kids Pick ‘N’ Mix Lunch Deal’ – which includes a sandwich, a piece of fruit, two snacks and a drink.

The only requirement is that an adult accompanying has to buy and item from the Tesco Cafe. It’s running from February 12 to February 23.

Sainsbury’s cafe

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With the purchase of an adult hot main meal from £5.20, your child can receive a children’s hot meal or ‘lunch bag’ for £1 at the Sainsbury’s cafe.

This includes a sandwich, bag of crisps, a piece of fruit and a kids’ drink, while the hot meal includes a sausage, cheese and tomato pizza or chicken nuggets. This is available every day from 11:30am until the cafe closes. 

The offer is valid from February 12-23 and will automatically be applied.

Morrisons cafe

At this supermarket cafe, children aged 16 and under can receive one free meal with any adult one with the value of £4.49 or over. The deal includes a sandwich, a snack, and a drink such as orange juice, apple juice or a bottle of water. 

TGI Fridays

At TGI Fridays, kids eat free when you order an adult main meal. This offer is available for Stripes Rewards members. All you need to do is join via their app, which is free to download via the appropriate app stores.

Once completed, you’ll receive a complimentary Little League or Major League kids’ meal. The menu for these features classic burgers, fish fingers and vegan choices. 

Available all day, everyday including February Half Term.


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If you end up staying in a Travelodge over the February half term, kids aged 15 and under can eat free.

For every full paying adult, up to two kids can eat for free, starting at a £5.50 breakfast to go.

Premier Inn

The same goes for a Premier Inn.

When an adult orders a Premier Inn Breakfast or a meal deal, up to two under 16s can have a breakfast for free. 

Asda Cafe

While not specifically for kids, Asda has recently announced that it is to offer all of its customers a free warm breakfast porridge and hot drink.

The scheme will be open to all ages from Wednesday February 7 until the March 20, from 8am to 12pm. 

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