The summer holidays are upon us and often times that can mean added costs for parents when it comes to days out and entertaining the kids. However, you can find lots of free activities to do with the kids that won’t break the bank. And alongside that, there are a number of places where kids eat free in Ireland this summer.
If you have been wondering if there are any places where kids eat free near me, then this is the post you’ve been looking for. These places across Ireland and Northern Ireland have special offers where kids eat free alongside full paying adults. This can go a long way to help parents reduce their costs this summer holidays without compromising on a day out with the kids.
Places where kids eat free this summer in Ireland
Wrights Café Bar
Address: The Plaza, Swords, Co.Dublin
Wrights Café Bar in Swords, County Dublin are offering a kids eat free every Sunday with each paying adult meal. More information.
Farmer Brown’s, Dublin
Address: Bath Avenue, Rathmines, Clonskeagh & Kilternan branches
Farmer Brown’s have relaunched their ‘free kids main with every adult main’ offer Available at the Clonskeagh and Kilternan locations all day, 7-days a week, and at off-peak times at the Rathmines and Bath Avenue branches, all day from Monday to Thursday, until 6pm Friday and until 4pm on Sunday.
There is a great kids’ menu with carefully chosen, seasonal Irish produce and inlcudes classic as well as dishes such as chicken breast with steamed vegetables and a grazing salad plate. Learn more about Farmer Brown’s here.
Other places where kids eat free this summer in Ireland
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork
Address: Ditchley House – Little Island, Little Island Business Park, Cork
Kids under 12 eat free when they are a guest of the hotel and eating with a full paying adult. This includes breakfast, whether included in the rate or when paying for breakfast, and also for dinner where they can eat from the children’s menu when accompanying a full paying adult who orders a main meal. More information is available by clicking here. This is great for those looking to have a staycation or overnight break.
Holiday Inn Hotels
Address: Various locations
Certain Holiday Inn Hotels are offering kids eat free specials when accompanying a full paying adult. This includes breakfast and dinners. Hotels included in this offer are:
- Holiday Inn Dublin Airport
- Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport
More information here.
Places where kids eat free this summer in Northern Ireland
Address: Unit 26, 1 Victoria Square, Belfast, BT1 4QG
Children eat free between 3.30 and 5.30pm every Monday to Thursday until 1st September. More information.
Children eat free in Morrison’s cafes/restaurants with every adult meal over £4.99. See the terms and conditions of this offer by clicking here.
Address: Carrickfergus and Derry City
With every adult breakfast purchase, up to 2 kids eat free under 16 eat free. And with each adult all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet only costing £9.50, this is a great way to start a fun day out this summer. More information can be found here.
Dobbies Garden Centre
Address: Strawberry Hill, Saintfield Road, Lisburn, BT27 5BE
Kids eat free at Dobbies Garden Centres this summer with an adult meal. Choose from the kids meal menu or pick’n’mix meal and includes a drink. Available from noon daily. More information.
Address: Lisburn and Coleraine
Two kids under 16 years of age eat FREE breakfast with every adult all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast purchased (£9.50 per adult). More information.
Ryan’s Bar & Restaurant
Address: 116-118 Lisburn Rd, Belfast BT9 6AH
Kids eat free on Saturday and Sunday with a paying adult. Applies to a main meal and drink and one child meal is free per paying adult meal. More information can be found by clicking here and opening the kids menu.
Porky’s Smokehouse and Grill
Address: 64 Abbey St, Bangor BT20 4JB
Kids eat free on Sundays. Click here for more information.
Until 26th August, kids can get one free hot meal deal or a kids breakfast for dine-in, or a pick ‘n’ mix takeaway with any adult purchase in the café at Tesco stores. Clubcard/app is required to avail of this deal.
Kids can eat free in M&S cafés until 12th August with the purchase of any adult meals or drinks over £5.
Places where kids eat almost free this summer
Address: Holywood Exchange, 306 Airport Road West, Belfast, BT3 9EJ
Children can eat from as little as 95p, or £1.50 for a combination meal (one hot meal, jelly, piece of fruit, and a drink). This offer is valid until 3rd September. It is not clear if there is a similar offer in IKEA, Dublin. More information.
Available until 4th September, kids can eat for £1 in all Asda cafés from the kids menu, including cold pick and nix or hot food selections. No adult meal is required to qualify for this offer. Applies to children under 16 years of age and is valid for one meal per day per child. Click here for more information.
Although there are not many places in the Republic of Ireland with a kids eat free offer, there are plenty throughout Northern Ireland, making it an ideal location for a staycation in Ireland with kids.
Cath is an Irish expat now living in Portugal. She regularly returns to Ireland to explore more of the wonderful island with her family.