Where can kids eat free in the February half-term 2024?

19 October 2023, 11:01 | Updated: 14 February 2024, 12:26

Young child with food in her mouth and a pizza in front of her in a restaurant
February half-term is bringing lots of discounted child meal offers from restaurants. Picture: Getty

By Zoe Adams

From free food to fantastic meal deals, here are all the restaurants and cafes you can eat at for a discounted price over the school holidays.

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The February half-term is upon us and the pressure is on for parents and guardians to entertain their children for one whole week off of school and as we all know, that can get pretty expensive.

This year, for many, the school break falls on important calendar dates like Valentine's Day and pancake day adding to our food costs for the month - so where can you find free or discounted meals for children this half-term?

Restaurants and cafes, including Harvester, Bills and supermarket cafes, have done their very best this February to help out parents and carers where they can, offering a selection of free children's food and offers for all to enjoy.

This means families can still enjoy eating out together this half-term without the eye-watering bill that comes up at the end. Just remember to check the terms and conditions of where you eat carefully so you don't get caught out.

It's also really important to check dates on offers as the February break falls on different dates depending on where you are in the UK.

So where can kids eat for free this February half-term? And which places are offering discounted meal deals to save you money? Here's everything you need to know.

Young girl smiling as waitress delivers her food
Children eat free in many restaurants over the half-term break. Picture: Getty


Dates: Everyday, anytime

Meal deal: Kids eat for £1

With no adult minimum spend, Asda cafes are offering a great meal deal for children over the half-term.

Kids can have a hot or cold meal which will also include a free piece of fruit. Adults can even get a half-priced meal themselves after 3pm.

Ella's baby food pouches are also free for children under 18 months with any purchase in the cafe.

And to be even more helpful to parents, Quaker and Asda have paired up to offer all customers a free bowl of porridge and hot drink until 20 March.


Dates: Everyday, anytime

Meal deal: One free children's meal with every £4.50 spend

Spend £4.50 on your own meal and all children under 16 will eat for free, making that weekly shop all the more easy to handle.


Dates: Everyday from 11:30am, 12-23rd February

Meal deal: Kids eat for £1 with the purchase of a £5.40 adult meal

Tackle your weekly shop and feed the kids in Sainsbury's Cafes at the same time. Children can pick from a hot meal or a lunch bag. An adult meal must be purchased, for £5.40, to qualify for the offer. This food discount will automatically be applied.

Beefeater and Brewers Fayre

Dates: Everyday

Meal deal: Two free children's breakfasts with a paying adult

What an offer! If you're a family with more than one child then this a great meal deal for you. Two free breakfasts for children under 16 can be claimed with one paying adult at £9.99.

Available 6:30am until 10:30am midweek and 7am until 11am at the weekend.

Bella Italia

Dates: Sunday to Wednesday 4-6pm and all day Thursdays

Meal deal: Children eat three courses and a drink for £1 with every adult meal

Tuck into a delicious bowl of pasta or make your own pizza this half term with all the family using Bella Italia's amazing half term offer.


Dates: 12th-23rd February

Meal deal: Two kids can eat free when one main adult meal is purchased

There's something on this menu for all the family to love and the offer includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Offer is not valid over the weekend.

Young child eating spaghetti
Children's meal offers include free food or plates for as little as £1. Picture: Getty

Dunelm - Pausa Cafe

Dates: All day, every day

Meal deal: Kids eat free with every £4 spend

Children get the option of one main, two snacks and a drink free with an adult spends £4.

Gordon Ramsay restaurants

Dates: Weekdays only at selected restaurants

Meal deal: Kids get a main for free with every paying adult

Eating out with the family doesn't have to be basic as Gordon Ramsay proves! Only selected restaurants at Heddon Street and Battersea Power Station offer this option so they recommend you ring and check the offer before heading out. For under eights only.

Hungry Horse

Dates: Mondays

Meal deal: Children eat for a £1

Beat the Monday blues with a family meal out where children can tuck into a hot meal for just £1. There are plenty of meals on offer from fish fingers, pasta and sausages as well as a selection of vegetarian and vegan options.


Dates: Daily from 11am

Meal deal: Kids eat from 95p

Children can get a hot meal of macaroni cheese, plus a juice, for just 95p from Ikea. All other kids meals are just £1.50 too.


Dates: Weekdays from 4pm

Meal deal: One free meal per paying adult

Try something a little different this half term and go for a Brazilian feast. Make sure you head to the website before you go to download your free child food voucher. Please check your local restaurants terms and conditions too.

Table Table

Dates: From February 12th to 23rd, Monday to Friday only between 12-6 pm

Meal deal: Family of four eats for £18

Have a fun and delicious meal out with this amazing Feed The Family offer. That's two adult meals and two children's meal for £18. Choices include spaghetti bolognese, poppin' chicken and a burger. Plus. if you're bigger than a family of four, add on an extra member for just £2.99.

Girl and father laughing over dinner
Enjoy some quality family time with the October half term food offers. Picture: Getty

TGI Friday

Dates: All day, everyday

Meal deal: Kids eat free with the purchase of a full adult meal

There's only one catch with this TGI free meal offer and that is the adult has to be a 'Stripes Reward Member'. Simply download the app to claim the free food.

The Real Greek

Dates: 11-25th February

Meal deal: Child under 12 eats free for every £10 spent by an adult

Get the family together for a feast at The Real Greek with food options including a mezze or souvlaki wrap, plus a drink and ice cream or sorbet for dessert.

Travelodge and Premiere Inn

Dates: Everyday

Deal: Free breakfast for two children with every purchased adult breakfast

Take advantage of this great breakfast deal and fuel up for your busy half term day.. Applies to children aged 16 or under and breakfast must be added to your booking if staying in the hotel.

Sizzling Pubs

Dates: Monday to Friday 3-7pm

Meal deal: Mains are £1 with every adult meal

Head for your evening meal where all the classics such as fish fingers, pasta, chicken wraps and pizza are on offer.

This offer can't be claimed in conjunction with any other offer and all food must be ordered at the same time.

Yo! Sushi

Dates: 12th-23rd February, Monday-Friday

Meal deal: Kids eat free with every £10 adult spend

Bored of chips and chicken nuggets? Head to your local Yo! Sushi and see what else you can get them to eat with this fun, kid-friendly restaurant.

Angus Steakhouses

Dates: 12-16th February

Meal deal: If you and the family are in London this half-term treat yourselves to one of the best steaks in town for a much cheaper price. One child under 10 can eat free with a full paying adult (must purchase a main meal). Angus Steakhouse have even extended the offer for outside of half term meaning children can enjoy the offer on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at all times.

Locations include Leicester Square, Bond Street, Oxford Circus, and Paddington.

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