THERE’S an exciting lineup for kids on ABC this summer for those days when the rain keeps them inside or evenings before they settle down for the night. From a brand-new extraterrestrial comedy on ABC ME, to fresh audio adventures on ABC Kids listen, there’s something for every Aussie kid this summer on the ABC.
With a mix of new shows, returning favourites, Christmas specials and audio treats, ABC is jam packed with world class kids content no matter what your holiday plans include.
Keep the kids entertained on a long car trip
- Sing Along, ABC Kids listen app or digital radio, from 11 December. Join some of your favourite Aussie kids artists including Zindzi & the Zillionares, Tip Toe Giants and more as they bring you the best summer songs to sing along to.
- Road Trip, ABC Kids listen, from 22 December. Join Bri and Matt from Story Salad for new episodes every Friday to help your family have fun.
- Imagine This, ABC Kids listen, from 13 December. Dr Nij is back and he’ll be tacking big questions like why do we need to brush our teeth, how do snails get their shells and heaps more. Perfect for quizzes in the car and junior scientists.
- Kangaroo Beach Party, ABC Kids listen, from 16 December. Your favourite cadets are back! Neville and Gemma are broadcasting from the Club House every Saturday and Sunday with all the best beach vibes.
When you can’t decide what to watch
- Nightly Family Movies, ABC ME & ABC iview, every evening from 17 December until Christmas Day. Catch a family movie every night, including titles like Fantastic Mr. Fox, Paddington 2, A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon and more!
Stay cool on a hot day
- Play School: Down at the Beach, ABC Kids & ABC iview, 26 December. Special guests include lifesavers Chelsea and Courtney (with helpful Nipper Big Ted) and wildlife scientist Dr Vanessa Pirotta. Don’t forget to slip slop slap!
- Reef School series two, ABC Kids & ABC iview, 5 February 2024. We’re making every day an underwater adventure! Narrated by Emma Watkins and starring Tony Armstrong, Shane Jenek (Courtney Act), Chloé Hayden, Gemma Driscoll and Costa Georgiadis, the new series also introduces TikTok’s Mr Luke and Christie Whelan Browne as new Reefies. The perfect way to cool down in the heat of summer.
When the kids say “I’m bored!”
- Summer BEST FEST, ABC iview, from 1 January 2024. Tales from near and far, including Planet Lulin, Spooky Files, Odd Squad, Born to Spy, Little Lunch, Hanazuki Full of Treasures and The Inbestigators.
- Boredom Busters Collection, ABC iview, from 1 January 2024. Including titles like Art Ninja, Draw with Will, How To Do Stuff Good – there’s always something fun and crafty to do when the kids are bored!