ICELAND Carlisle is offering shoppers free food this half term in an attempt to aid parents who may be 'feeling the pressure of festive expenses'. 

Launching in-store at the Carlisle store located in the Saint Nicholas Gate Retail Park on Friday, October 20, customers can choose a free item from Iceland’s 'easy tea products' to help feed the family during the October half term.

Shoppers can redeem the offer by swiping their Bonus Card when they spend £20 or more, the company said.

Tea-time foods include Birdseye Chicken Dippers, Birdseye Crispy Battered Fish Fingers, Goodfella’s Stonebaked Thin Margherita Pizza, Goodfellas Stonebaked Thin Pepperoni Pizza, McCain Potato Smiles and McCain Lightly Spiced Wedges.

Richard Walker, executive chairman of Iceland Foods, said: “While half-term is an exciting time for families when kids get a well-deserved break from school, we know it can also put additional pressure onto household budgets.

"That’s especially true in October, with Christmas wish lists now firmly on the horizon.

"Through our half-term offers, we’re committed to reducing the tough choices parents have to make at this time of year with our free teatime essential offers, Day out with the Kids Pass, and other value deals."