Bank holiday back seat apps to keep the kids happy

Honk if you want stress-free car journeys. To try and save you from an endless chorus of “Are we nearly there yet?” from the back seat, we’ve picked out five apps that should keep the kids happy when it’s bumper to bumper on the motorway this bank holiday:

YouTube Kids
Thomas & Friends, Octonauts and Peppa Pig are all here to entertain your little ones while you’re at the wheel. You can set time limits and decide what’s age appropriate before you set off
, so everyone can relax and enjoy the journey.
Download free on iOS (click HERE) and Android (click HERE)


Ready for a Whole New World of movies, books, TV and music? Try the app free for seven days and stream Disney channels live, watch classics like The Lion King, or sing to ‘Let It Go’. You’ll be begging to sit on the back seat, too.
Download free* on iOS (click HERE) and Android (click HERE)


Let the kids dabble in different dialects without the pressure associated with homework. There are 27 languages for them to learn through addictive games and bite-size lessons – they’ll be fluent in ordering ice cream in no time.
Download free on iOS (click HERE) and Android (click HERE)


BBC iPlayer Kids
This custom-built kids’ version of the BBC iPlayer app offers a treasure trove of favourites from CBBC and CBeebies to keep them entertained. The easy-to-navigate app will ask for your child’s name, age and even ask them to choose their favourite cuddly monster to accompany them through the menus. Plus you can download content over wifi at home to watch on the move, wherever your journey takes you.
Download free on iOS (click HERE) and Android (click HERE)


Despicable Me: Minion Rush
We couldn’t have a list of kids’ apps without featuring one game, and what a game this is. Anyone who loves Minions (who doesn’t?) will love racing as Dave, Carl or Jerry through locations inspired by the Despicable Me movies, with hilarious costumes and even the ability to hop on Gru’s rocket to get ahead. Banana.
Download free* on iOS (click HERE) and Android (click HERE)


*offers in-app purchases