Half term can often be an expensive time for families as you clamber to find activities to keep the little ones entertained. The whole thing can become understandably stressful.

To help things run a little smoother, there are plenty of places in and around Manchester offering generous discounts for kids—from meals on the house, to completely free museum tours and exhibitions.

Open Kitchen | Kids eat from £1

Situated alongside the People’s History Museum, sustainability is at the forefront of Open Kitchen’s ever-changing menu. Shaped by talented chefs working with local, ethical suppliers and seasonal produce, the offering combines innovative creations with classic favourites and kids can dine on the lunchtime menu from just £1.

Make a full day of it by checking out the museum’s packed schedule of family-friendly half term activities.

People's History Museum, Left Bank, Manchester M3 3ER
Ducie Street Warehouse | Kids eat free

Coinciding with Ducie Street Warehouse’s brand-new kids menu, the restaurant has announced a ‘Kids Eat Free’ offering that will run through February Half Term, valid from Tue 15 until Sun 25 Feb.

Bookings must be made in advance to claim.

Ducie St, Manchester M1 2TP
Science and Industry Museum | Free family-friendly exhibitions

The Science and Industry Museum has a jam-packed programme of free fun and discovery for all the family this February half term.

From a journey around the body to a display of the made-in-Manchester inventions that changed the world, there’s something for everyone at this hub of innovation and learning.

Head to the Science and Industry website to find out what’s on.

Yard & Coop | Kids eat free

From Mon-Fri between 12pm-7.30pm, kids eat free at Yard & Coop with every adult main ordered throughout the holidays. They also promise to have lego and crayons on-hand to keep them busy, at least for a little while.

37 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HW
Lane7 | Bowling and a drink for £10

A little friendly half term competition for the little ones. Lane7 will be running their Parent Saver offer between Mon-Fri until 6pm, which includes two games of bowling & a soft drink for £10 per child.

Unit 3, 235 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN
YO! Sushi | Kids eat free

For every £10 spent by adults, little ones can tuck into YO! Sushi’s Mini Ninja menu for free.

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

Manchester Arndale, Unit R6 & R7, Manchester M4 3AQ
Banyan | Kids eat free

Every adult meal ordered at Banyan will come with a kids meal on the house. Head down from Mon 21-Fri 25 before 6pm to grab the deal.

Unit 4, The Corn Exchange, Exchange Square / Vantage Point, Manchester M3 3PL
Pho | Meal and drink for £5.50

Vietnamese street food more your thing? For £5.50 kids can choose from a whole host of delicious offerings from the dedicated small menu like battered chicken nugget skewers, mini pho soup, wok-fried noodles or chicken ca-ri.

The Corn Exchange, 37 Hanging Ditch, Manchester M4 3TR
National Football Museum | Free workshops

The National Football Museum is hosting a variety of inclusive, family-friendly events throughout the February half term.

Perfect for any sporting-mad youngsters, the school holiday programme ensures the museum is able to deliver on its goal of being a place for everyone to enjoy stories about football culture.

Urbis Building Cathedral Gardens, Todd St, Manchester M4 3BG
Bella Italia | Kids eat for £1

For any adult main ordered, kids can eat for a quid at Bella Italia when you grab a code from this link.

There are a couple of dedicated offerings for little ones—the Piccolo menu is aimed at children aged two to six years, with the Grande for seven to 11-year-olds.

Lowry Centre, Unit G40a, Manchester M50 3AZ
Tesco | Kids eat free with any purchase

Tesco cafes are offering a free kids meal deal to anyone making a purchase, as long as you have a clubcard.

Kids can choose a sandwich, a drink, fruit and two snacks when an adult makes a purchase—there’s no minimum spend either.

The offer runs weekdays from now until Feb 25.

Various locations
Asda | Kids eat free

After 3pm, kids eat free and can choose from hot meals and the cold pick and mix selection at Asda cafes.

Various locations
Sat 19 Feb - Mon 28 Feb
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Published on:
Thu 17 Feb 2022