What do you have planned for the February half term? With the kids off school and parents hopefully able to enjoy some time off work with them, it’s a great opportunity to get out and about, making happy memories as a family.
It can also be a pretty expensive time of year, though, with days out, half term clubs and activities and more putting a strain on your finances.
Luckily, eating out in half term needn’t be unaffordable. Many restaurants, pubs and other venues are offering half term deals that allow kids to eat out either at a hugely discounted price or even completely free, when accompanied by at least one adult.
Sounds good? Then scroll down for a round-up of some of the half term dining deals you’ll find both in Bristol and across the UK…
The Coconut Tree
All nine branches of The Coconut Tree (including Bristol) have a “kids eat free” offer running until March 31st. The offer includes food only (not drinks), and is available for one child aged 10 and under per paying adult.
The kids’ menu at the Sri Lankan restaurant group includes dishes such as The Cheese Hopper (a rice flour and coconut milk pancake topped with melted cheese), the Cheese and Tomato Roti Pizza, Egg Fried Rice, and their own twist on chicken nuggets.
The Real Greek
From Monday 13th to Sunday 26th February, kids under 12 can enjoy a free main, drink and ice cream/sorbet when accompanied by a paying adult who spends at least £10. It’s one free kids’ meal per paying adult here – see here for full details.
Selected Hungry Horse sites are offering free kids’ breakfasts between February 13th and 27th. Here, you can order up to two free kids’ breakfasts per paying adult. Full details here.
After midday, between February 13th and 26th, one child can enjoy a two or three-course kids’ set menu with the purchase of every adult main. The offer also includes an activity and a drink.
At Yo! Sushi, one child can eat free for each £10 spent by an accompanying adult between February 13th and 24th. It’s a maximum of three children per booking, and they can enjoy a free kids’ meal deal bento box – the offer is available all day.
Bar + Block
In addition to their £6.50 kids’ meal deal, Bar + Block are offering free kids’ breakfasts during the February half term.
If going out for breakfast is your idea of a half term treat, then you’ll be pleased to know that kids eat free at breakfast at Brewers Fayre venues during the February break.
Between February 13th and 25th, Farmhouse Inns are offering up to two children’s meals for £1 each per paying adult – you’ll need to sign up to emails to receive a code to take advantage of the offer.
Cookhouse + Pub
Another free breakfast offer from Cookhouse + Pub venues – see details here.
At Table Table, kids can also enjoy a free breakfast during the February break.
In this ongoing offer from Morrisons, one child can eat free when an accompanying adult spends £4.49 or more on a meal. The children’s meal includes a piece of fruit and a drink.
During half term week, 205 Asda cafes will be offering free porridge for kids from 8am to 12pm. In addition, there are free baby food pouches for children under 18 months, and kids’ meals for just £1.
At Purezza restaurants, children under the age of 10 can enjoy a free pizza with one topping of their choice.
Every purchase of an adult breakfast or lunch will entitle you to one free kids’ breakfast or lunch – T&Cs here.
For every full paying adult, up to two children (up to the age of 15) can enjoy a free breakfast at Travelodge.
This is an ongoing offer – from 4pm to 6pm, Monday to Thursday, children can enjoy a meal for £1 with the purchase of every adult meal.
At Giraffe restaurants between February 10th and 26th, you can take advantage of one children’s main, dessert and drink with the purchase of every adult meal.
In the Bristol, Plymouth and Cardiff Future Inns restaurants, children under five always eat free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Up to two children can eat free at Bill’s between February 13th and 24th when one adult orders a main course. This offer is available all day.
If you’re dining out with a baby in tow, TGI Friday’s will provide complimentary baby food – just ask a server for details.
Let me know if you stumble across any more that I should include! For more food budgeting ideas to make this half term easier, see here.