Marks & Spencer, Morrisons Café and more are among the places offering a selection of meal deals and offers for kids this summer holidays.
Now that schools across Greater Manchester have broken up for summer over the next six weeks, plenty supermarkets, chain restaurants, and pub groups are offering families the chance to save money on hearty meals out.
Whether it’s kids eat free when an adult pays, meals for as little as £1, or lunch deals at discounted prices, eating out just got a whole lot easier.
A post rounding up a list of places offering meal deals this summer shared to the ever-popular Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group on Facebook last week gathered thousands of comments and interactions from thankful parents.
Looking to save a few pennies where you can this summer? Here’s everything you need to know.
When adults spend £3.50 or more in the M&S Café this summer, kids can get a meal deal – normally costing £3.95, and including sandwiches, toasties and pasta – completely for free.
You’ll need to be quick as the deal ends this Friday 6 August.
From 3pm every day, you can get a meal from the kids menu for free with any one adult meal at a value of £4.50 or over.
The free meal can either be from the Café kids menu or chilled kids snack pack.
Similarly to Morrisons, ASDA Café is offering kids the chance to eat for free all day throughout July and August when adults spend at least £4, with both hot meals and a cold selection including in the deal.
Up until 1 September, kids can can eat for free when adults spend £3.50 at Tesco cafes nationwide, with the free offer covering the lunch Pick “N” Mix meal deal or hot meal deal, alongside various breakfast options such as Little Eggs on toast.
Everyday (except Saturdays, and Bank Holidays) from now until 5 September, kids can eat for just £1 with the purchase of every one adult main meal.
Sizzling Pub & Grill
There’s a whole host of Sizzling Pub & Grill restaurants across Greater Manchester and the north west that offering kids the chance to eat for just £1 with every adult main meal between 3pm-7pm on Mondays – Fridays.
Hungry Horse Pubs
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which is why Hungry Horse Pubs – which has a number of branches in Greater Manchester – is offering kids the chance to eat breakfast for free with every paying adult.
Offer is available from 8am – 12pm daily.
Beefeaters & Brewers Fair
Ensuring no one goes hungry this summer, each Beefeaters & Brewers Fair branch across Greater Manchester is offering a three-course kids meal for just £4.99.
Available up until 3 September, two kids per paying adult can eat for just £1 each at local branches of Farmhouse Inns this summer, and they can choose from the small breakfasts, any kids meal or junior carvery, and then relax in the dedicated family areas.
If you’re looking to properly treat the kids this summer holidays, Pizza Hut’s iconic unlimited buffet is available to tuck into until 3pm each weekday, setting you back just £5.99 for kids.
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Eurovision costumes, props and instruments are being auctioned off – and it’s a mad collection
Items from this year’s Eurovision Song Contest are being sold at auction this week, from iconic costumes to enormous props.
It means that fans of the massive event – this year held in Liverpool – will be able to snap up a permanent piece of Eurovision history.
Have you ever looked around your living room and thought ‘You know what this place really needs? Those giant purple hands that Kalush Orchestra danced on this year’?
Or ‘I hate this jumper. I wish a had a green one with a face on like those Daði Freyr Eurovision dancers’?
Or even ‘A set of fluffy pink and yellow heart-shaped cushions would really brighten the place up’?
Well now there’s an auction you might be interested in, with bids opening from just £5.
The original props, costumes, and even instruments are on sale now, until 11 June.
You could be turning the actual lectern thing that Graham Norton and Hannah Waddingham stood behind for the results show into a cool bar, or decorating your pad with the drums used in Sam Ryder’s powerful performance.
The top bids currently, just a few days after the auction started, stand at £500 – that’s for the presenter’s lectern and for the Daði Freyr jumpers.
Someone else has bid a whopping £250 for a set of fluffy cushions.
There are more than 60 items available to buy, including parts of the set, which were designed by Julio Himede and unveiled by the King and Queen.
The BBC has reported that 20% of the money raised will go to two different charities, split between ACC Liverpool Foundation and BBC Media Action, with the remaining 80% going back to BBC Studios to fund programmes and services.
Sally Mills, head of sustainability at BBC Studios said: “Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do, both on and off screen.
“We have a responsibility to operate with as minimal an impact on the environment as possible, and are always looking for innovative ways in which to further engage audiences with our content, and extend the life of our sets and costumes.
“What better way to do this than to give fans the opportunity to own a piece of Eurovision history?”
Derbyshire woman sent floods of cards for 108th birthday after care home appeal
A woman from Derbyshire has received floods of cards after her care home put out an appeal to celebrate her landmark birthday.
Ada Daniel is hitting a milestone that not many get to reach today – her 108th birthday.
Born in the picturesque Derbyshire village of Ambergate all the way back in 1915, and living in the nearby town of Ripley with her beloved pet Greyhounds for most of her life, Mrs Daniel had a successful career working at Belper Mill for 27 years before her retirement.
And also before going on to become, what Oldest in Britain has confirmed, is currently the 65th oldest person in the UK.
Mrs Daniel has lived at Codnor Park Care Home since 2015 now, and it was the staff at this Derbyshire care home who decided to put out an appeal on social media asking that kind members of the public send birthday cards.
They hoped to get 108 cards to celebrate her 108th birthday.
This isn’t the first time staff at the care home have put out a public appeal for cards, as they did the same for Mrs Daniel’s 105th birthday during lockdown back in 2020, and received that number and more.
And according to the home, this time has proved just as successful as the last, the BBC reports.
“Ada hasn’t got a lot of family left,” explained Kelly Goucher, who is the activity coordinator at Ashmere Derbyshire – the company that runs the care home.
“She never had any children, so she doesn’t have any grandchildren, so we just wanted to get her as many cards as possible… [and] I woke up to 135 messages the following morning of people wanting to send cards.”
Ms Goucher described Mrs Daniel as “a character” at the care home, and when asked what her secret to a long life was one time, she said it was “to have dogs, not kids.”