The summer holidays are upon us, and if the time off with the kids can teach us anything, it’s that they can definitely eat us out of house and home.
Although my little one isn’t at that stage yet, the cost does add up when eating out with children. So I’ve trawled the internet to find some deals for Kids Eat Free or Kids Eat For £1, just being a bit kinder on those purse strings.
I must admit, the bulk of these are chain restaurants, however I’ve thrown in a few local independent places that I know have deals on too.
Please leave me a comment (either at the bottom of this blog post or on any of my social media platforms) if you’ve spotted any more deals and I’ll add them in.
Also, this is not an AD for any of the restaurants and I have not been paid to include them – it’s just what I’ve sourced myself. Also, all deals are correct at the time of publishing, but please check yourself before visiting any to double check the offers are still valid.
Hinnies, Whitley Bay
Kids eat free at Hinnies over the summer holidays from 23 July – 30 August. Available weekday lunches Tues -Fri. One free kid’s main course for every adult who enjoys 2 or 3 courses. Advanced booking only.
Dobson and Parnell, Newcastle
The Kids Eat Free offer is available from Tuesday-Sunday from 20 July – 31 August and includes one complimentary main course for children from the children’s menu when an adult purchases three courses from the daily or Sunday lunch menu. Advanced online bookings only.
Trenchers, Spanish City, Whitley Bay
Family-friendly fish and chip restaurants Trenchers have a children eat free deal from Monday – Friday every week between 3.30-6.30pm!
Davanti Whitley Lodge, Whitley Bay
Whitley Bay have so many Kids Eat FREE deals this summer. I’m loving it! At Davanti Kids Eat FREE from Monday to Friday until 6pm. You can use this deal with their happy hour special offer and it’s valid for one child per adult.
Loca Bar and Kitchen, Whitley Bay
If you’re enjoying a beach day over the summer, then you could head to this family friendly restaurant where Kids Eat FREE from 12pm-7pm, Sunday to Friday.
Loca Bar and Kitchen, South Shields
Another great one to pair with a day at the beach. Kids Eat FREE every day from 12pm-5pm during the summer hols, and all day Sunday from 2pm.
Man Vs Food, South Shields
Kids Eat Free from the set meal menu at Man Vs Food this summer, one child (under 12 yrs old) for every every adult meal purchased. Kids can upgrade to the premium meals for just £2 extra.
Matfen Hall, Matfen, Northumberland
Throughout the summer holidays (22nd July to 30th August) kids aged 15 and under can eat free at Matfen’s Keeper’s Lodge (restaurant located next to the golf course) when accompanied by an adult who has bought a meal (£10 minimum spend required). Maximum of two children eating free per paying adult.
Porky’s, Low Fell, Gateshead
Kids under 10 years old eat FREE from Monday to Friday until 5pm at Porky’s during the summer holidays. Deal starts from 22nd July and is valid for one child for every paying adult. A brilliant option if you’re teaming it up with a day out at nearby Saltwell Park.
Porky’s, Bebside, Blyth
Same deal as above. Kids under 10 years old eat FREE from Monday to Friday until 5pm at Porky’s during the summer holidays.
La Torre, Bedlington
From Monday to Saturday, 12pm-5pm, kids eat FREE at this popular restaurant in Bedlington. The deal is available until 10th September, but T&Cs apply – so I’d give them a ring before you go to check all the details.
Viaduct, Chester-le-Street, Durham
Viaduct have just launched a Kids Eat for £1 offer when purchasing an adult main meal from the specials menu or the full menu.
Hallgarth Manor, Pittington, Durham
Kids Eat for £1 with a full paying adult main meal every Monday to Friday from 3.30pm-5.30pm. I’m not sure about the terms and conditions (age of child, if the deal is for one child per one adult etc.) so you might want to ring to reserve a table and get clarification before you visit!
Blue Bell Inn, Stanley, Durham
I think this might be the best deal I’ve seen. Kids eat for £1 all day Monday to Saturday at Blue Bell Inn. This restaurant/pub is really close to Beamish Museum so you could easily pair it with a trip there.
Cookhouse + Pub, Holystone Park, Newcastle
Kids eat for £1 every Monday to Thursday from 3.30pm-5.30pm at Holystone Park Cookhouse + Pub. This is an ongoing offer – one adult main must be purchased to get this offer, and it includes 2 children aged 12 and under to get a main and starter/dessert from the Kids Menu for £1.
Intu Eldon Square, Newcastle
Did you know about the Intu Family Club? No? Well, I didn’t until earlier on today! It’s free to sign up and you receive exclusive offers and discounts, including Kids Eat Free at Filmore and Union, and kids smoothie for £1 when regular sized drink purchased at Boost Juice Bar.
Intu MetroCentre, Gateshead
After discovering the Family Club with Intu, I checked whether the deals are the same for the MetroCentre and there are different restaurants participating. MOD Pizza have a free mini pizza when you purchase a MOD pizza or salad, and Kids Eat Free at Pizza Express, Ask Italian and Chiquitos.
Gusto, Newcastle Quayside
Kids eat for £1 at Gusto (valid with a paying adult) for the whole summer break – and can even make their own pizzas! Plus, that £1 will buy a breakfast for a disadvantaged child with the amazing #MagicBreakfast charity.
Bella Italia, locations regionwide
Kids eat for £1 at Bella Italia until 18th August. Valid from 12 noon every day except Saturdays. Enter your email address in the sign up form to get the code.
Yo Sushi, locations regionwide
Kids eat for FREE at Yo Sushi this summer. The offer is valid for children aged 12 and under with accompanying adult(s) spending a minimum of £10 on dine in food and drink. For every adult who spends £10, one child can eat FREE. If you spend £20, two kids can eat free and so on.
Las Iguanas, Newcastle
Kids eat for FREE this summer for each grown up ordering a main meal from the à la carte menu. Kids also get a free book with every kids meal, which should also keep them entertained.
Cafe Rouge, locations regionwide
One child eats for only £1 with each full paying adult. Valid every day except Saturdays until 18th August 2019.
Prezzo, locations regionwide
Kids eat for £1 from Sunday to Tuesday at Prezzo. Get the code by filling in the email form.
Toby Carvery, locations regionwide
Kids eat for £1 at Toby Carvery this summer. Whether you’re setting up for the day ahead or have had a busy day exploring, Toby Carvery is the place to be with plenty on the go for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I think you need to download the app in order to claim the deal. Valid Monday to Saturday until Friday 6th September.
Asda cafe, locations regionwide
Kids Eat for Free on weekdays from Monday to Friday after 3pm when an adult spends £4 in the cafe.