Children can eat for free at Tesco this half term - so long as an accompanying adult is signed up to the Clubcard scheme.

Clubcard holders that go into a physical Tesco with a café this half term can get food for nothing.

This includes a kid's meal with a side dish, a breakfast meal or pick n' mix, depending on your local Tesco .

Cooked meals for children at Tesco normally cost around £2.85.

To claim a free meal you have to scan your Clubcard in one of the supermarket's 315 UK restaurants.

You can use the offer four times in the half term week, which runs until October 31.

Earlier this month The Mirror reported Tesco is hiring 30,000 seasonal staff this Christmas to help with the busy festive rush.

The jobs are for both Tesco superstores and Tesco Extra branches, including picking for online deliveries and store replenishment roles.

Tesco recently revamped many of its restaurants - like this one in Beverley, Yorkshire (


HullLive/Donna Clifford)

Tesco confirmed the news in an update today and said it has already started taking on extra workers.

Half the roles have been filled by temporary colleagues who joined Tesco during the pandemic and have had their contracts extended to cover Christmas.

This means it intends to take on another 15,000 workers.

The roles are UK-wide, Tesco said, and the temporary workers will be encouraged to apply for permanent roles once their temporary contracts have ended.

Tesco is advertising for its Christmas jobs here.

Separately, the supermarket is also advertising for 3,000 permanent roles within its warehouse distribution team.

Those who are successful in applying will get a £500 bonus if they join by October 30.

This reduced to £250 for those who are taken o between October 31 and November 27.

The supermarket is also trialling security barriers on the alcohol aisle to prevent shoplifting.

The barriers completely block off the booze section of the Tesco Extra in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham.

These can be programmed to open when customers get close or be locked until a member of staff opens them for a shopper.

The barriers have been put up because the store has a shoplifting problem at night when fewer staff are working.

A supermarket source said: “It is quite an extreme method to cut down on theft but a very effective one.

“They are a bleak sign of the times but will save Tesco a fortune.”

The news comes as a former boss of Tesco calls for for a law change so “trolley rage” shoppers can be jailed for up to two years.

Ex-Tesco executive Lucy Neville-Rolfe wants an “assault or abuse against retail staff” offence in the Policing Bill, which is being debated in Parliament and could become law.

It comes as 2.9 million store workers face a rising threat of violence, which began with anger over face masks and has grown through shortages.

Usdaw shopworkers’ union boss Paddy Willis said: “It’s been a terrible year, with over 90% of staff abused, two thirds threatened and one in seven attacked.”

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