Places where kids eat for free or just £1 over the Easter school holidays

We all know how expensive it can be to eat out, especially when you’re already spending more in the school holidays.

But if you are wanting to treat yourselves and enjoy a bite to eat without having to step foot in the kitchen there are loads of places making it that little bit cheaper this Easter break.

We’ve been taking a look at all the places where kids can eat for FREE or just a quid over the holidays – and in some places two children can eat for free with just one adult.

It’s not just restaurants running the offers, many supermarkets are in on the act too, so if you all get hungry on the big shop, you don’t have to wait until you’re home to feed the kids.

: Things to do with the family this Easter across Greater Manchester

This should help you save a bit of cash while you try and find things to do over the Easter holidays.

Here’s where the kids can eat free in Manchester over the school break…

Marks and Spencer

Kids eat free in the M&S Cafe if you spend over £5 there.

The offer’s running from now until April 22 and children get one free kid’s meal deal, which includes a sandwich, toastie, pizza or pasta; a snack (such as gingerbread or a chocolate lolly); fruit and a drink.

One free children’s meal per transaction. See the website here for more details.

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Bella Italia

Children can eat for £1 with any adult main when you get the code online here.

The Piccolo menu is aimed at children aged two to six years, with the Grande for seven to 11-year-olds.

Dishes include meatballs, bolognese, carbonara and pizza and the deal includes three courses and a fruit water.

The offer is running from now until April 24 and available from noon Monday to Sunday, excluding Saturday. One adult main must be purchased per child.

To find your nearest Bella Italia, including restaurants at Salford Quays, Horwich and Manchester Arndale, visit the website here.

Farmhouse Inns

Whether it’s Applewood Farm in Worsley, Ash Tree Farm in Ashton, or Barley Farm in Eccles, kids eat for £1 deal is back at Farmhouse Inns.

Children can choose a small breakfast, a kids meal or a junior carvery for a quid and up to two children can eat with every adult purchasing a main meal or carvery.

The offer is running Monday to Friday from now until April 22.

Visit the website to find a Farmhouse Inns near you.

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Hungry Horse

Kids can fuel up on a free breakfast at Hungry Horse venues over the holidays.

The offer, running daily from 8am to noon, is available at all open Hungry Horse pubs nationwide, including the Flying Horse in Heald Green, the Hornet in Rochdale, and the Matchstick Man in Salford.

A child eats free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Visit the website here for more details.

© Manchester Evening News Kids can get a free breakfast at Hungry Horse pubs

Beefeater / Table Table / Brewers Fayre

Other places kids can enjoy breakfast on the house is at Beefeater, Table Table and Brewers Fayre restaurants.

For every adult buying a breakfast two children under 16 get to eat for free.

Choose as much as you like from the cooked and Continental selections, including bacon, sausages, eggs, hash browns and more, alongside baked pastries, cereal, fresh fruit.

There are chilled juices and unlimited tea or coffee. Show me a parent who doesn’t need unlimited coffee.

Breakfast is served daily until 10.30am midweek and 11am at weekend, costing £9.50 for full English and £7.50 for continental.

For more details visit

Sizzling Pub & Grill

Kids eat for £1 at Sizzling Pubs for every adult meal.

There are loads of venues to choose from including The Haddon Hall in Droylsden, Henry Boddington in Salford, Wilton Arms in Middleton and The White Hart in Heywood. You can put your postcode in here to find a pub nearest to you.

With dishes including fish fingers, pasta, chicken wraps, pizza and quorn nuggets, there promises to be ‘something for all the family’.

The offer’s running Monday to Friday between 3pm and 7pm.

© Manchester Evening News Kids eat for £1 at Sizzling Pub & Grill


Kids eat free from 3pm every day in Morrisons cafes nationwide.

The offer applies with each adult meal ordered over £4.50 and can be used for children under 16.

Youngsters can order from the kids menu or the chilled kids snack pack.

See the website for more details.

Yard & Coop

The home of buttermilk fried chicken, otherwise known as Yard & Coop, is also offering a kids eat free deal.

The offer, running noon to 7.30pm Monday to Friday from now until April 22, includes one selected free kids meal with every adult main.

The children’s menu at the Northern Quarter restaurant includes the likes of Nugz – boneless fried chicken – and the veggie option Not Chicken Nugz or vegan chicken.

Reserve a table by calling 0161 710 2570, visit the website at, or just walk in on the day.

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The Real Greek

It’s new to the Trafford Centre and kids get to eat free at The Real Greek on Sundays.

Children under 12 get to choose a kids meal, a drink and an ice cream or sorbet.

One free child per £10 adult spend. Dine-in only.

The Trafford Centre restaurant opened last month – hot on the heels of the first Manchester opening for the Real Greek at The Corn Exchange in the city centre in December.

See the website for more details.

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Japanese street food and sushi favourite YO! is letting children under 10 eat free between 3.30pm and 5.30pm.

They can tuck into the Mini Ninja children’s menu and one child eats free for every £10 spent by an adult.

The offer includes a main, a side and a drink from the Kids Meal Deal menu and a dessert from this menu can be added for £1.50.

From crispy coated Japanese fried chicken and mayo to crunchy California sushi rolls, YO! promises there’s ‘a dish to suit all tastes’.

Visit the website for more details.

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Dunelm, Pausa Cafe

If you’re having to take the kids cushion shopping, then you could always stop off at Dunelm’s Pausa Cafe over the holidays.

Kids can get a free mini main, two snacks and a drink for every £4 spent in the cafe.

The offer is running from now until April 24. See the website for more.

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Kids eat free in Asda’s cafes after 3pm.

You can choose from kids meals including hot meals and the cold pick and mix selection.

See the website for more details.

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