It's always nice to have someone else do the cooking, however eating out with the family can work out to be quite expensive, especially during the school holidays when filling the days is number one on our priority lists...and budgets!
Luckily, we've put together a list of all the places that kids can eat for FREE this summer holidays, so you can ditch the picnic basket yet still keep the kids fed and watered without breaking the bank.
Jamie's Italian Good old family favourite Jamie Oliver is helping us out this summer holidays by allowing kids to chow down on a children's main meal, dessert and drink all for free with the purchase of an adult main meal! Hooray!
Address: 100 King Street, Manchester M2 4WU You can check out the menu here.
Gusto (certain locations) Until the 3rd September, kids under the age of 12 can eat for free at certain Gusto Restaurants in Manchester (Didsbury & Cheadle Hulme). The offer is available Sunday to Thursday from 12noon to 5pm, one meal from the children's menu with each paying adult.
Morrisons Supermarket, Various Locations Why not get your summer holiday shop done before stopping for cheap and cheerful meal in the Morrisons cafe? With each adult meal purchased (valued at over £4) kids can choose a children's hot meal, snack pack or kiddies breakfast at no cost! Bargain!
You can find your local Morrisons Supermarket here.
Brewers Fayre Restaurants, Various Locations Kids can get the most important meal of the day absolutely free at Brewers Fayre restaurants across Manchester this summer! You get two kids breakfasts with the purchase of each adult brekky meal (minimum value of £8.99). Certain time frames do apply depending on pub location so make sure to check beforehand.
You can find your local BF pub restaurant on the Brewers Fayre website.
Bella Italia, Various Locations Kids can eat free at various Bella Italia restaurants this summer holidays. Purchase one adult main and and get a meal from the kids menu (which also include a starter, dessert and bottomless squash!) on the house. Valid everyday apart from Saturdays. Bellisimo!
La Tasca, Manchester Deansgate and Manchester Trafford With the purchase of an adults main meal (minimum £10 spend), kids under the age of 12 can choose from La Tascas delicious children's menu and it won't cost you a thing! And best of all? The offer is running in all La Tasca restaurants ALL DAY, EVERYDAY! Meals also include a desert and with seven kids meals to choose from, little ones are sure to find something they'll love.
Address: La Tasca Manchester, 76 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2FW & La Tasca Trafford, 132 The Orient, The Trafford Centre, Manchester M17 8EG
Las Iguanas, Manchester Deansgate & Manchester Trafford Each grown up ordering a main meal can also claim a free kids meal at Las Iguanas this school holidays. Kids meals include a main, dessert and drink, and the offer is running right up until September 3rd- be rude not to!
Address: Las Iguanas Deansgate, 84 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2ER & Las Iguanas Trafford, The Great Hall, The Trafford Centre, Manchester M17 8AA.
Pier 8 As if the bottomless Prosecco wasn't reason enough to visit Manchester's Pier 8, they're now offering kids the chance to eat for free for the whole of the summer holidays! That's right! For every adult that dines, a child under 12 can choose a meal from the kids menu at no extra charge. Bubbles and bargains - our favourite combo!
Address: Pier 8, 906 The Quays, Salford M50 3 UB
As always, we are sure there are many more great places in Manchester where kids can eat free this summer, so if there're any that we have missed, please let us know in the comments or via our discussion group.