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Podcasts to entertain travelling children

01 December, 2020

Best podcasts for kids

No matter where you’re travelling to these summer holidays – whether it’s by plane to see family, in the car for a holiday or simply around town running errands – having a line-up of podcasts on hand is a great way to keep the kids entertained. Here are our top ten!


Big Life Kids Podcast

Big Life Kids podcast teaches children to stay resilient, believe in themselves, and face life’s challenges with confidence. In each episode, Zara and Leo travel the world to discover the living heroes that are making a difference in the world today.


Brains On!

A podcast sharing science for kids… and curious adults! Covering topics like ‘how do aeroplanes fly?’, dreams, rollercoasters and déja vu, you will be surprised at how much you – ah, we mean your kids – learn from this podcast.


But Why? A podcast for curious kids

This is a show led by kids! You ask the questions and they find the answers – it’s a big interesting world out there. On ‘But Why’, they tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.


Eleanor Amplified

Eleanor Amplified is an adventure series for the whole family. Listen together as the the world-famous radio reporter Eleanor Amplified foils devious plots and outwits crafty villains, all in pursuit of the big story…


Fierce Girls

From athletes to aviators, scientists to spies. From the deep blue sea to the dark, black skies. Australia is full of girls who dare to do things differently. Adventurous girls. Girls with guts and spirit. You know what they are? They’re FIERCE. And these are their stories.


Girl Tales

Girl Tales is a podcast featuring reimagined fairytales. Damsels in distress? Princesses in need of protection? You won’t find those here. The girls in our stories take control of their own destinies, turning your favourite fairytales into exciting new adventures.


Little Stories for Tiny People

A children’s podcast featuring original audio stories that will delight the tiny people in your life. Perfect for bleary-eyed parents, innovative teachers, and at-wits’-end babysitters looking for an alternative and non-annoying way to engage the toddlers and young kids they love at bedtime or any time!


Peace Out

Short stories that help children calm down and relax by guiding them through visualization and breathing exercises. Perfect for parents or teachers who want to teach mindfulness and self-regulation.


Short and Curly

SHORT & CURLY is a fast-paced fun-filled ethics podcast for kids and their parents, with questions and ideas to really get you thinking. It asks curly questions about animals, technology, school, pop culture and the future.



Fiction at its finest. From classic fairytales to modern-day stories, Storynory has something for everyone, bringing you stories from all over the world in episodes that are short and sweet to match the attention spans of even our littlest ones.


The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a serialized science-fiction story for kids, told in 15 to 20-minute episodes for parents to put on when driving around town, or to marathon on road trips, or to bond over before bed. It’s described it as a “mystery gang” story, sort of like Scooby-Doo meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in space.


The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd

This family-friendly new twist on “old time radio” features the adventures and exploits of the World’s Most Brilliant Scientist, Dr. Floyd! Join Dr. Floyd as he tries to thwart the plans of his evil arch nemesis, Dr. Steve, all the while learning about the people and events that shaped the history of the Earth.


The Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl

The Saturday Morning Cereal bowl is a weekly, two-hour program of music for the entire family to enjoy.  This isn’t simply kids’ music – it’s two hours of some of the best family music you’ve ever heard, so sit back with the kids and enjoy!


Tumble: Science Podcast

Tumble is a science podcast for kids, to be enjoyed by the entire family. They tell stories about science discoveries, with the help of scientists! Join Lindsay and Marshall as they ask questions, share mysteries, and share what science is all about.


Wow in the World

The podcast for curious kids and their grown-ups! Join hosts Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on a journey away from your screens, inside your brain, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science, technology, and innovation.

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