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The best Easter TV for kids

The best Easter TV for kids

No matter what the weather, whether you’re at home or on the road (or rail), we’ve got all the ammo you need to keep your kids fully entertained this Easter

By Simon Ward, Content Editor

The Easter holidays are upon us. Which means that anything you can consume that’s egg-shaped, you ab-so-lutely will. We’re talking chocolate eggs. We’re talking actual eggs. We’re talking… um. OK, it’s really just those two things.


More stressful than choosing between two ovoids is keeping the kids entertained throughout the break. Fortunately, Virgin TV has you covered in that department with boredom-busting kids programmes available at the touch of a button.


On your all-singing, all-dancing telly box, there are hundreds of the best kids’ TV programmes available in On Demand > Kids (depending on your TV package) , including new episodes from plenty of their favourite shows. And because it’s in On Demand, they can watch them whenever they want. But better than that: they can watch them whenever you want.


Because it’s Easter, you’ll probably end up on a road (or rail) trip at some point. We’re here to help in that department as well, with the Virgin TV Go app. You can take all your kids’ entertainment with you, meaning they’ve got access to the programmes they love, no matter where you are, or what traffic jam or rail replacement service you end up in.


Back at the homestead, your TV box also has a fantastic range of channels including CBBC HD (CH 701), CITV (CH 734) and, depending on your package, Cartoon Network/HD (CH 704/732), Nickelodeon/HD (CH 712/714), Cartoonito (CH 706), Boomerang (CH 730) and Nicktoons (CH 717), to name just a few.


Plus, with the kids’ section of BBC iPlayer, plus the YouTube Kids app, we really have got all your bases covered.


Need a place a start? Here’s a few picks…



Find it on Cartoonito (CH 706) and in On Demand this Easter

With toe-tapping songs that will get the whole family having some Easter fun, join Baby JJ, YoYo and TomTom as they explore and learn through relatable, everyday situations and adventures. Your little ones will learn letters, numbers and even animal sounds.


What’s New, Scooby-Doo?

Find it on Boomerang (CH 730) and in On Demand this Easter

Scooby and the Mystery Inc. gang are once again hunting ghosts and monsters. With plenty of new mysteries to solve, Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and everybody’s favourite Great Dane have some new gadgets and inventions to help their detective work.


SpongeBob SquarePants

Find it on Nicktoons (CH 717) and in On Demand this Easter

Grab a Krabby Patty and venture under the sea to join the carefree, unwaveringly optimistic yellow sea sponge for laughs, escapades, and a whole lot more. This show has been keeping kids entertained for more than 20 years – and it’s easy to see why.


We Baby Bears

Find it on Cartoon Network/HD (CH 704/732) and in On Demand this Easter

This spin-off from We Bare Bears follows Baby Bear brothers Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear. Join the Baby Bears as their box transforms, gaining the ability to transport them to different worlds! Full of fantasy, excitement, and adventure.


The 2022 Kids’ Choice Awards

Find it on Nickelodeon/HD (CH 712/714) and in On Demand this Easter

Get ready for the wildest, slimiest and most surprise-filled awards show in the world. Hosted by iCarly’s Miranda Cosgrove and American football star Rob Gronkowski, and featuring performances from Kid Cudi and Jack Harlow, it’s unmissable mayhem.


The Astronauts

Find it on Nickelodeon/HD (CH 712/714) and in On Demand this Easter

When a group of kids are accidentally launched into space (you’d be surprised by how often it happens!), they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to find a way back to Earth. But with the spaceship failing, and with a space mission to complete, it’ll be no easy task.

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