10 fun-packed kids TV shows perfect for the summer holidays

The best new series and returning favourites on the BT TV Kids channels this summer.

If you’re looking for a helping hand during the summer holidays this year, BT TV Kids is here to help.

Not only have we created a Free Activity Pack which you can download for your kids right now, but we’ve also picked out some of the most fun shows airing across the BT TV Kids channels this summer.

Download your BT TV Kids Summer Activity Book now >


Here are 10 highlights for the holidays, which have something for kids of all ages to enjoy.

1. Paw Patrol

Paw Patrol

The kids TV phenomenon that just keeps on growing, you’ll struggle to find a young child (or parent) who doesn’t love Ryder and his superhero pups.

Chase, Rubble, Skye, Zuma, Marshall and Rocky have action-packed adventures in Adventure Bay and the furry heroes’ fun and games as they “save the day” are infectious and inspiring.

Paw Patrol is heading to the big screen for a special short movie for the first time this summer, but for all the latest episodes, check out Nick Jnr and the BT Player. And remember, if you have any problems – just yelp for help!

Watch on Nick Jnr, BT TV Channel 484 and enjoy Back-To-Back episodes on the BT Player >

2. Mickey Mouse and the Roadster Racers

Mickey Mouse and the Roadster Racers

The magic of Mickey Mouse lives on and he’s back on Disney Jnr for all new episodes this summer.

A madcap car-racing adventure series for pre-schoolers led by Disney's No. 1 star, Mickey Mouse, and his pals Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Daisy and Donald – as well as a host of international guest stars.

It made its television debut this April and was a huge hit with BT TV Kids little viewers.

Watch new episodes of Mickey Mouse and the Roadster Racers this summer on Disney Jnr, BT TV channel 481.

3. Nella the Princess Knight

The new kids TV phenomenon that is sweeping the nation, Nella isn’t your average princess, but she is a princess-knight.

Joined by Sir Garrett and his trusty steed Clod and the glamorous unicorn Trinket,  Nella fights for justice, breaks barriers and challenges expectations with her fun adventures.

Perfect for pre-schoolers, Nella inspires courage, friendship and staying true to yourself with the added bonus of unicorns, unicorns and even more unicorns.

Watch Nella the Princess Knight this summer on Nick Jnr, BT TV channel 484, and the BT Player.

4. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

If you’ve seen the blockbuster movie, you’ll understand why kids have fallen in love with the animated TV series from Marvel.

Star-Lord, Rocket, Groot, Drax and Gamora are all here as the unlikely band of cosmic misfits head out on another incredible action-packed adventure to save the universe.

Dazzling animation, adventures adults will love as much as kids and incredible characters, make this a must-watch for older kids.

Watch new episodes of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy this summer on Disney XD, BT TV channel 482.

5. Rusty Rivets

Rusty Rivets

Promoting imagination and resourcefulness in pre-schoolers, Rusty Rivets explores the idea that kids can use inventions and creativity to solve their problems.

The DIY culture of the maker movement was the inspiration or this animated series, which has all new episodes this summe.

In Rusty’s Space Bit, when the Bits find a satellite crashed in the scrapyard, Rusty has to find a way to get the satellite bit back home to space. Then in Rusty and the Sneezing Fish, Rusty and the gang must move a sick fish to the Nature Park for treatment.

Check out the new episodes this July on Nick Jr, BT TV Channel 484.

6. Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig

The much-loved kids TV favourite is back with brand new adventures this summer. Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy Pig are heading Down Under in the brand new episodes, which include a trip to the Outback and a visit to The Kangaroo family in Australia.

Along with the latest new episodes, Back to Back classic episodes of Peppa Pig are still available on the BT Player all summer.

Check out brand new episodes of Peppa Pig from Monday, August 14th on Nick Jr, BT TV channel 484.

[Read more: 5 reasons parents love Peppa Pig as much as kids]

7. Tangled: Before Ever After

Tangled Before Ever After

The classic Disney movie is back and Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi reunite as the voice of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider in this all new short film and TV series.

The Original Movie and new TV series unfolds as Rapunzel acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom and the people of Corona. Her irrepressible spirit and natural curiosity about the world drives her to the realisation that there is so much more she needs to learn before she can truly accept her royal destiny.

She boldly puts her crown and impending marriage on hold to seek out epic adventures, much to the dismay of the King who, after missing out on Rapunzel's youth, must accept that his daughter is now an independent young woman.

Watch the Tangled:  Before Ever After special on Disney Channel, BT TV channel 480, on July 21st.

8. The Lodge

Disney's The Lodge

The Lodge is The Disney Channel's hit show that follows Skye (played by Sophie Simnett) who after her mother tragically passes away, moves to Ireland with her father.

Here they create a new life running a hotel called "North Star Lodge." Juggling the responsibilities of managing a hotel at just 16-years-old, Skye certainly has a lot on her plate. And to make things even more complicated she soon also finds herself romantically torn between two handsome hotel employees - Ben (Luke Netwon) and Sean (Thomas Doherty).

But which one will she choose? You'll have to watch season two of The Lodge to find out!

Packed full of music, dance and promoting healthy eating and keeping active, it’s a perfect show for young school kids this summer.

The Lodge is on Disney Channel, BT channel 480, for Season Two every Friday at 5:30pm. Catch up on exclusives from the show now on the BT Player.

[Read more: Exclusive interviews with the stars of Disney's The Lodge]

9. Nickelodeon’s Sizzling Summer Camp Special

Nickelodeon's Sizzling Summer Camp

Featuring the stars The Thundermans, School of Rock and JoJo Siwa, Nickelodeon stars are celebrating summer at sleep-away camp.

Interspersed with comedy sketches and music videos, our heroes find themselves in danger as their campsite is haunted by several mysterious, legendary creatures.

Watch on Nickelodeon, BT TV channel 483, on Friday, July 21st at 5pm.

10. Blaze and the Monster Machines

Blaze and the Monster Machines

Gear up for some new monster-truck adventures as Blaze is back with a brand new episode this summer.

In Animal Island, Blaze and Stripes sail to Animal Island - an incredible place inhabited by monster truck animals! But when a greedy lizard puts the island in peril, Blaze and Stripes must find their wild side to save their animal friends.

The thrilling high-octane series is hugely popular with young children and it cleverly

Check out all-new Blaze and the Monster Machines on Friday, July 21st on Nick Jnr, BT TV channel 484.

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