Tesco has announced it will be bringing back its Kids Eat Free scheme to its 317 cafés across the UK over the May half term.

The supermarket’s cafes will be offering one free Kids Hot Meal Deal, Kids Breakfast or Kids Pick ‘n’ Mix deal with each item bought by an adult from as little as 60p when showing their Tesco Clubcard or Clubcard App at the till.

Popular menu items include beans or avocado on toast, fish fingers, baked chicken goujons or a sandwich.

Hot main meals include a vegetable side dish, and the sandwich pick n mix includes a piece of fresh fruit and two snacks, so there’s something healthy and satisfying to feed hungry children from breakfast until dinner. 

Claire De Silva, Tesco head of communities, said: “We know that some parents worry about the extra expense that school holidays can bring.

“Offering free meals is one of the ways we can support families during this time and help give children a stronger start.”

In 2023, Tesco provided more than 440,000 free meals to children and families during school holidays.

Kids Eat Free is just one of the many ways that Tesco is helping families spend less. Over the last year, Tesco has led the way on passing on saving to customers by cutting prices on over 4,000 items by an average of 12%.

And with hundreds of items price matched to Aldi, and thousands of exclusive deals offering up to 50% off through Clubcard Prices, Tesco is committed to helping customers save money on their shopping.

2023 also saw Tesco launch Stronger Starts: a £5m grant programme, in partnership with Groundwork UK, to give children across the UK a stronger start in life.

The grants help schools and children’s groups provide nutritious food and healthy activities that support young people’s physical health and mental wellbeing, such as breakfast clubs or snacks, and equipment for healthy activities.

Customers can support their local school and children’s groups by dropping the Tesco blue token they receive at checkout into the relevant voting box as they leave the store.

To help with the cost of half-term, customers can also exchange their Clubcard vouchers with Tesco Reward Partners, including family favourites such as PizzaExpress and Cineworld. A full list of all partners can be found here.