Where to eat for free this Easter

Large bowl of spaghetti bolognese with a glass of water on the side alongside a bowl of fruit in the corner.
11 places offering free or £1 meals for kids this school holiday. 

The school holidays can be a difficult time for many families. With the sudden break from free school lunches, it places an added burden on parents to budget for extra food.

Fortunately, there are a lot of places that offer cheap or free children’s meals. So if you’re worried about how to manage without school dinners, or just want a family meal out on a budget, here’s a list of where to eat for free this Easter holiday.

AsdaKids (under the age of 16) eat for £1. Asda Cafes nationwide are offering kids meals for £1.

IKEA – Kids meals available for 95p before 11am and £1.50 for the rest of the day. You do need to be an IKEA Family Member and it’s worth checking the website first because not every UK IKEA store is taking part in this offer.

MorrisonsKids eat for free in a Morrisons cafe when an accompanying adult buys a meal worth £4.49 or more.

SainsburysKids’ meals are available for £1 when an adult buys a hot meal for £5.20 or over.

Farmhouse Inns – Kids eat for £1 for the Easter Holidays and now two kids can eat for free per paying adult Monday–Friday at your local Farmhouse Inns from 3–14 April 2023. More info here.

Beefeater – For every adult breakfast purchased, two kids can eat for free.

TGI Fridays – If you’re a TGI Fridays rewards member with the app downloaded to your phone, you can get a free kids’ meal with the purchase of an adult’s main meal between 28 March–16 April 2023.

Bella ItaliaKids eat for £1 with the purchase of every adult main from 4–6pm on Monday–Thursday

Hungry Horse – Between 8am–12pm, up to two kids can get a free breakfast with a paying adult

Bills Restaurant – Every week day between 3–14 April, up to two kids can eat for free when an adult buys a main meal.

Yo! Sushi – For every adult meal you buy worth £10 or more between 3–14 April, one child gets a free meal

*All offers and information correct at the time of publication. Please check store websites for more details and to check your local branch is taking part in these offers.

Prefer to save money by cooking your own low-cost meals at home? Check out our collection of free recipes for some inspiration!