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Make it an awesome half-term!

Make it an awesome half-term!

School might be out, but fantastic telly is very much in, with shows the wee ones will love!

By Laura Rutkowski, Staff Writer

It’s half-term, the weather’s naff and the kids need something to watch before they start kicking off. As luck would have it, there’s plenty for them to feast their eyes on in On Demand, with a host of brilliant series waiting to be enjoyed.


Discover some of the best picks you can catch over the school break and thank us later.

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Find it in On Demand > Kids > Virgin TV Kids

This series is made up of nursery rhyme compilations that help kids learn letters, numbers, animal sounds and more without even realising it! You’ve probably already heard “Johny Johny Yes Papa” and had it stuck in your head for days – CocoMelon is responsible!


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Find it in Apps & Games > ITV Hub

Meet Krashy, ChiChi, Rosy, Wally and Pandy – round, colourful toys who come to life. As they explore the world around them, they teach children how to build social and emotional skills through the four Cs: communication, creativity, cooperation and critical thinking.

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Find it in On Demand > Kids > Boomerang
Take a ride with Velma, Fred, Daphne, Shaggy and the lovable Great Dane himself, Scooby-Doo, in their Mystery Machine as they spend what could be their last summer together. The 12th incarnation of the timeless classic, it’s the perfect show to Scooby snack on, and manages to up the ante with its antics, high-jinks and general “jinkies”!

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Find it in On Demand > Kids > Virgin TV Kids
Everyone can agree that the teen years are super-duper awkward, so the title of this show couldn’t be more perfect. Friends Lily (Cleo Demetriou), Martha (Sophia Dall’aglio) and Jas (Ameerah Falzon-Ojo) are finding their feet as 13-year-olds dealing with crushes, schoolwork (groan) and embarrassing parents.


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Find it in On Demand > Kids > Virgin TV Kids
This totally awesome spin-off prequel from hit animated reality TV series Total Drama sees our favourite characters aged down from teenagers to toddlers. It’s filled with hilarious cameos and outlandish dream sequences.

Find it in On Demand > Kids > Virgin TV Kids from Monday 22 February
Two exclusive episodes of the YouTube pre-school sensation are available on Virgin Media! Stevin John has amassed millions of views with his series of entertaining and educational videos for kids aged two to seven. Blippi is the virtual best friend every child needs, whether they’re learning how to count or identify colours and letters, plus much more!


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Find it on On Demand > Kids > Nick Jr

Six puppies, led by ten-year-old boy Ryder, protect the residents of Adventure Bay with their special superpowers. Each canine has a specific set of skills, including those of a firefighter, police officer and aviation pilot. Their doghouses transform into vehicles for their missions and their “pup packs” contain all the right tools for the job.

Not heard about Virgin TV Go?

Don’t let anything get in between you and your essential viewing with Virgin TV Go. With loads of Box Sets to try out, you’ll always be entertained wherever you are!


The app is available to all Virgin TV customers at no extra cost and is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows 10 and PC/Mac. Get downloading (from the links below) and you’ll be one step closer to watching what you want, when you want. 


Download the Virgin TV Go app from the Apple app store

Download the Virgin TV Go app from Google Play

Download the Virgin TV Go app for Windows 10

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