When the weather outside is dreary, when entertainment options are limited, and when you just want to discover something different to watch, it's time to turn to the faithful box.
When you need immediate entertainment, Netflix is a trusted go-to subscription service, with downloadable features for certain programmes. This makes it handy when you're out and about and in need of something to keep them distract for a few moments.
If you're stuck indoors while it pours outside, here's a few top picks for children's entertainment, always firm favourites with little ones. So grab your kids bowl and fill it up with popcorn, we're in for a long night!
Who doesn’t love a bit of Peppa Pig. Now you can enjoy her escapades at any time of day, with episodes including ‘Teddy’s Day out’ and ‘The Time Capsule’ to look forward to, with the bleating sounds of Brian Blessed!
Be there on the double with this huge hit that boys and girls love. From rescuing sea turtles to rescuing Cap’n Turbot’s boat – the pups are rather helpful little chaps with a catchy theme tune! When in doubt for a toddler gift, a Paw Patrol toy is always the answer!
Masha and the Bear
This much-loved cartoon has minimal dialogue allowing children to take in the great storyline, told by Masha and her beloved bear. Always lots of mischief and mishaps, this is an international hit.
Barbie – Life in the Dreamhouse
Don’t be fooled to think that Barbie is a) just for girls or b) just for kids. This series is peppered with in-jokes that only parents will get (like how old is she!) and has broad appeal to both girls and boys. Ken is perfectly pitched as the ‘lucky’ boyfriend for his successful without being saccharine Barbie!
As far as cool things go, Pocoyo is pretty rad! Narrated by Steven Fry, this simple cartoon captures the hearts of little kids – and is ideal for the very young, who will smile along at the simple dialogue and cute characters.
Dora the Explorer
Dora and her friends are on hand to take you into a world of adventures. Lighthearted and cute Dora is a mega hit the world over.
Boj is a fun-loving bibly from the Australian outback who just loves to sing. Grown up’s have been known to nod along to some of the songs by Jason Donovan too!
This brilliantly funny cartoon will have you craving a ‘crabby Pattie’ in no time. The right side of being funny, without being too inappropriate, it’s a child’s cartoon that you won’t mind watching, with loveable characters including Gary the snail!
With their r-o-b-o-t-i-c voices you will be either annoyed or mesmerised! But that doesn’t matter because your kid will love learning new things on the educational journey it takes them on.
Super scary (for those that frighten easily), it’s like Halloween every day with these cute little crusaders with special powers.
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