Here are our themed days for the coming weeks ahead!

The Platinum Jubilee!


Her Majesty the Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate this milestone, after 70 years of service. Join us for an early celebratory feast, fit for royalty. Check your school menu for dates and available options.

Please check your school menu for available dates and options.

The Platinum Jubilee!


Her Majesty the Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate this milestone, after 70 years of service. Join us for an early celebratory feast, fit for royalty. Check your school menu for dates and available options.

Please check your school menu for available dates and options.

Past theme days

The School Meal Extravaganza!


Thursday 19th May

Today is school meal census day. Joining us for lunch today not only provides opportunity to enjoy some of our favourite meal options, it also boosts funding for your child’s school. Schools receive a whopping £430 for each infant that orders a school lunch today.

Please check your school menu for available options.

Eat The Rainbow Challenge


Monday 9th – Friday 13th May

Another popular theme from last year. Read about our Eat the Rainbow Challenge and download a Challenge Chart to see how many natural colours of the food rainbow your child can tick off at school, and at home, throughout the week.

 

VE Day Lunch


Friday 6th May

VE Day falls this weekend, marking 77 years since end of the World War in Europe. Please check your school menu for available options.

Parents, why not download our Make Your Own Ration Book – Activity Sheet

Teachers, we’ve created School Lunch Ration Coupons for you to print for your class.

Superhero Day


Thursday 28th April

This was a ‘super’ popular one on the theme calender last year. Stay tuned for our second ‘Win books for your school library competition and keep a look out for our very own superhero team, on the day.

Please check your school menu for available options.

St George’s Day


Friday 22nd April

An early celebration of the patron saint of England. Join us for a traditional British lunch options. A Friday theme is never complete without our renowned, theme biscuits. Today, it’s dragons!

Please check your school menu for available options

Easter


Thursday 31st March

Our end of term Easter lunch, is full of the food joys of spring. Traditional roast lunch options, made with locally sourced ingredients and Easter birds nests to follow.

Spring Equinox & Red Nose Day


Friday 18th March

The spring equinox officially brings us out of winter and starts the season of spring. What better way to celebrate the warmer days and lighter nights, than with a BBQ themed menu.

Today is also Red Nose Day / Comic Relief – an important campaign with a mission to end child poverty throughout the world. Our team are red nose ready and will be sure to create some smiles on the day, as will our red nose cookies.

International School Meals Day


Thursday 10th March

An annual campaign to raise awareness of healthy eating and good nutrition for all children. We’ve taken a virtual tour of the world to bring some popular international school meal dishes to the menu today.

World Book Day


Thursday 3rd March

The 25th annual celebration of authors, illustrators, books and the joy of reading.

We’ve created a menu inspired by popular children’s books. Perhaps some inspiration for costume ideas too!

Pancake Day


Tuesday 1st March

A favourite on the calendar for most children, join us for some delicious Banoffee pancakes!

Chinese New Year


Tuesday 1st February

Celebrating the beginning of the new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.

In China, the public holiday lasts for three days and is the biggest and most extravagant celebration of the year.

Each year is named after an animal – 2022 is the year of the Tiger!

International Chocolate Cake Day


Thursday 27th January

We’ve got chocolate cake and cookies on the menu today, of course!

Did you know we don’t actually use ‘real’ chocolate in any of our dessert recipes? They actually use cocoa.

Stay tuned for some yummy cocoa based recipes……….

The School Meal Extravaganza


Thursday 20th January

Our School meal extravaganza returns for the January census day!

Schools receive a whopping £430.00 for each infant that orders a school lunch today.

Joining us for lunch today not only provides opportunity to enjoy some of the favourite meals available from Ideal – but it also boosts funding for your child’s school!

The Big School Bird Watch


Friday 7th January

This week marks the start of the Big Schools Birdwatch. Birdwatching is a great way for children to enjoy nature. Check out the RSPB’s website for resources, games and activities, to help your little ones become budding birdwatchers!

We LOVE this activity from Crayola, too! Children can make their own milk carton bird feeder.