Download these kids’ shows for the holidays

26 March 2018

Download these kids’ shows for the holidays

Did you know that on the Showmax app for smartphones and tablets, you can download up to 25 different series episodes or movies to watch offline later, and keep them for 30 days? That means that with just a few minutes of prep time before you leave on holiday, you can load up your phone or tablet with plenty of kids series and movies for them to watch while you’re on the road, on a flight or in the middle of nowhere with no internet.

How to download series and movies with Showmax

  1. If you don’t already have a Showmax account, go to to sign up.
  2. Download the Showmax app on your smartphone or tablet for either iOS or Android.
  3. Open the Showmax app and choose the series episode or movie you want to watch offline.
  4. Click on the DOWNLOAD button. On the smartphone app, it’s usually represented by an icon of a cloud with an arrow pointing downwards, to the right of the episode name, above the preview screen. (On a tablet, you’ll see a blue DOWNLOAD button next to the blue PLAY NOW button.)
  5. You’ll get a menu with download quality options to choose from – Low Quality, Standard Quality, Good Quality and High Quality – depending on data capability or space on your device. To use as little data and as little space as possible, select Low or Standard Quality, especially if you’re downloading cartoons for your kids, or anything to watch on your smartphone screen. These low-quality options are perfect for small screens.
  6. Your download should start immediately. You are now free to enjoy your viewing offline once the download is complete.

Read our detailed guide to downloading with Showmax here.

Here are 12 series and movies to download onto the Showmax app on your smartphone or tablet to make your holiday easier, smoother and more entertaining when travelling with kids. They’re arranged by age group – for more, browse the Kids’ Collections on Showmax.

Check out the kids’ catalogue here »

1. Fireman Sam

Fireman Sam on Showmax

Image: DHX

Set in and around the village of Pontypandy in Wales, the series recounts the daily adventures of Fireman Sam as he comes to the rescue of his friends and colleagues in various perilous situations. Watch now »

Episode length: 10 minutes

You’ll find it in: Tiny Tots Collection (Age 2-3)

2. Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom on Showmax

Image: Magic Light Pictures

Based on Julia Donaldson’s rhyming, rhythmic children’s-book masterpiece, this short film is a delightful journey over moors, mountains and meadows, and across the night sky. Join the kind witch as she and her cat fly through the clouds before some mishaps introduce them to a keen dog, a green bird and a clean frog. The witch lets their new friends on board her broomstick in the blink of an eye, though her jealous cat is less welcoming. But when they fly into the path of a fearsome enemy, even the cat is grateful for the help of their new pals. Watch now »

Film length: 25 minutes

You’ll find it in: Tiny Tots Collection (Age 2-3)

3. Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig on Showmax

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With her little brother George, Mommy Pig, Daddy Pig, Granny and Grandpa Pig, and her school friends, chatterbox Peppa explores her muddy-puddled world with enthusiasm and lots of oinking laughter. Watch now »

Episode length: 5 minutes

You’ll find it in: Tiny Tots Collection (Age 2-3)

4. Disney’s Captain Jake and the Neverland Pirates

Captain Jake and the Neverland Pirates on Showmax

Image: Disney

Jake is the captain now, but the adventures don’t stop. With ghosts, pharaohs and robot sharks attacking the Mighty Colossus, he and his crew have a lot to do. Watch now »

Episode length: 23-25 minutes

You’ll find it in: Little Kids Collection (Age 4-6)

5. Raa Raa the Noisy Lion

Image: NBC

Bringing joy to toddlers and their parents everywhere, Raa Raa and his friends Topsy, Huffty, Zebby and others solve all sorts of noisy mysteries in the Jingly Jangly Jungle. Watch now » 

Episode length: 10-12 minutes

You’ll find it in: Little Kids Collection (Age 4-6)

6. Space Racers

Space Racers on Showmax

Image: CAKE

Welcome to the thrilling world of Stardust Bay, home to The Stardust Space Academy where Eagle, Robyn, Hawk, Starling and Raven make up a super elite space-bound task force known as the Space Racers, using teamwork and scientific discovery to explore the wonders of the universe and real rocket science. Watch now »

Episode length: 12 minutes

You’ll find it in: Little Kids Collection (Age 4-6)

7. Ever After High: Dragon Games

Ever After High: Dragon Games on Showmax

Image: Hitt & Mattel

Raven and Apple have to get over their differences and work together to save Ever After High from the return of the dragons and the Evil Queen in this fan-favourite film. Watch now »

Film length: 46 minutes

You’ll find it in: Older Kids Collection (Age 7-9) and the Ever After High Collection

8. Disney’s Elena of Avalor

Elena of Avalor on Showmax

Image: Disney

Elena takes back the kingdom stolen from her parents by the evil Shuriki. But that is just the start, as she learns to be the best ruler in the world. Watch now »

Episode length: 23 minutes

You’ll find it in: Older Kids Collection (Age 7-9) and the Best of Disney Collection

9. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy on Showmax

Image: Disney

The Guardians – Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot – are in a race against time to find a super weapon before it destroys the universe. Watch now »

Episode length: 20-21 minutes

You’ll find it in: Tween Collection (Age 10-12)

10. Victorious

Victorious on Showmax

Image: Nickelodeon

This is one of the most-binged series on Showmax. Tori Vega’s thrown into the spotlight at a musical showcase and lands a spot at a prestigious arts high school in the country. To fit in, she must stand out! Starring teen superstar Victoria Justice. Watch now »

Episode length: 23-25 minutes

You’ll find it in: Tween Collection (Age 10-12) and the Best of Nickelodeon Collection

There’s tonnes more fun in store for kids on Showmax – check out the full catalogue here »

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