13 places where kids eat free in Gloucestershire this school holidays

From pizzerias to pubs, SoGlos rounds up 13 of the best places in Gloucestershire where you can treat the kids over half term this February 2024, without feeling the pinch.

By Dylan Robertson  |  Published
No matter what your kids like to eat, they're sure to find something to enjoy at one of these Gloucestershire restaurants offering free kid's meals during the school holidays.

If the kids are eating you out of house and home while they're off school, there's plenty of places in Gloucestershire where you can fill up their tummies for free this half term. 

SoGlos rounds up 13 restaurants in the county where kids eat for free during the school holidays, with everything from crowd-pleasing classics to more exotic options...

Dine in style at Brasserie Blanc Cheltenham

Bring the kids to the beautiful Brasserie Blanc in Cheltenham's Montpellier for a free two-course meal with the purchase of two adult courses this half term. From pasta to burgers, or simple sausage and mash, even the fussiest eaters will find something to tuck into on its expansive children's menu. The deal is available from Monday to Friday before 6pm.

Unwind by the fire at The King's Arms in Prestbury

Escape the cold with a fireside meal at this quaint pub in Prestbury village. Take in the 500-year-old building's beautiful wooden beams and cosy ambience, while the kids tuck in to a free main course with every adult main course — with the children's menu including family favourites such as burgers and chicken goujons. The King's Arms is also dog-friendly, so furry friends can come along too! This offer is running until Friday 23 February 2024 when dining before 6pm.

Get a taste of Sri Lanka at The Coconut Tree in Cheltenham

Kids with adventurous palates are sure to get excited for a meal at The Coconut Tree. The colourful Sri Lankan restaurant is serving up everything from stir-fried chickpeas to delicious roti pizzas, all for free with a paying adult. The offer is valid for under 10s from Saturday to Friday during half term.

Fuel up for a day of exploring at Bill's Gloucester Quays

Enjoy a free breakfast before a busy day of half term activities or tuck into a tasty lunch to refuel, with Bill's at Gloucester Quays allowing two kids to eat for free with a paying adult. From pancakes to pasta, the kid's menu has huge variety and can be enjoyed for free all day on weekdays during half term.

Experience a touch of luxury at The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie

Indulge in a special treat at the The Ivy's esteemed Cheltenham restaurant this half term, with children under 12 able to eat for free with a paying adult. Little ones can enjoy family favourites like fish and chips or sausage and mash; or try something more stylish like the rich lamb and beef bolognese with linguine, all in this beautiful Grade I listed building. The offer is valid from Monday to Friday during half term.

Taste the award-winning burgers at The Beefy Boys in Cheltenham

Little burger lovers will be delighted to hear that The Beefy Boys is offering free burgers to kids with the purchase of an adult meal. The hugely popular restaurant offers beef, chicken or even macaroni-filled patties, so there's something for everyone to enjoy. Kids eat free on weekdays from 3pm to 6.30pm.

Refuel at Dobbies Restaurants in Gloucestershire

After exploring one of the expansive Dobbies Garden Centres in Cirencester, Tewkesbury or Gloucester, kids can enjoy a free meal in the on-site restaurant. Early birds can grab breakfast, with pork or Quorn sausages, scrambled egg, a hash brown and baked beans; while the lunch menu includes stone-baked pizzas and either fish, chicken or plant-based goujons with chips. Kids eat free every day with a paying adult.

Enjoy stone-baked pizza at Franco Manca in Cheltenham

Who doesn't love a fresh, stone-baked pizza? How about a free one? Franco Manca is offering free pizza to kids under 12 when they dine in with a paying adult during half term. Topping choices include everything from a simple tomato and mozzarella, to cured ham or chorizo and even wild mushrooms. 

Feel like you're on holiday at The Real Greek Gloucester

It might only be February, but with mezze, souvlaki and ice cream on the menu, The Real Greek is sure to make little ones feel like they're on an Aegean holiday. For every adult meal costing at least £10, kids get a main meal, a drink and a scoop of ice cream or sorbet for free during half term — with options including a souvlaki wrap with chicken, halloumi, or sausage; or three items from the mezze selection. 

Get a bento box at YO! Sushi in Cheltenham

If you're looking for a dining experience that's a bit different, under 12s can tuck in to a kiddo bento box for free at YO! Sushi from Monday to Friday this half term, when an adult spends at least £10. Choose from katsu with chicken, prawn or pumpkin; chicken teriyaki; or gyoza. 

Enjoy three courses at Prezzo in Cheltenham

Prezzo is offering a three-course kids' meal for free with the purchase of each adult main until Sunday 25 February 2024. Little ones can start with a choice of garlic bread, crispy mozzarella or hummus with vegetable sticks; followed by pasta with a wide range of sauces, a burger, or a pizza; then finish with gelato, sorbet or a banana. To claim, sign up on the Prezzo website with your email address and redeem in the restaurant. 

Tuck into tasty burgers at Hub Box Cheltenham

Stylish burger restaurant Hub Box in Cheltenham's Brewery Quarter is bringing back its popular kids eat free deal this half term. On weekdays from 12pm to 5pm, kids can choose from an expansive menu that includes burgers made with fresh Cornish beef; creamy mac and cheese; or even a vegan 'ch!cken' wrap with a choice of skin-on fries or a salad. One under 10 eats free per paying adult.

Rise and shine at Brewer's Fayre in Brockworth, Stroud and Tewkesbury

The Whittle Inn in Brockworth, the Old Nelson in Stroud and Elmbury Lodge in Tewkesbury are all offering free kid's breakfasts with an adult's unlimited breakfast for £9.99. Elmbury Lodge also has an indoor soft play area where kids can work up an appetite, with 90 minutes of play for £1 per child — and free play for kids under one-year-old.

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