Lego warriors in action.

With a little over a week to go until the looooooong December holiday, you’ll need series like these hot favourites in your parenting arsenal to keep the little ones happy on the road, on flights and at home.

Download these kids’ series on the Showmax app on your smartphone or tablet, and your kids can watch them when you’re offline - driving to the coast, on a flight, at the hotel that charges a fortune for Wi-Fi, and at their grandparents’ house.

The Showmax app allows for up to 25 downloaded series episodes and movies at one time, which will stay on the app for a month, with clearly visible expiry dates. But once you’ve started watching an episode or a movie, you’ll have 48 hours to finish it.

Here are five awesome collections of shows that will appeal to children of all ages and hyperactivity levels.

LEGO

Earlier this year, the LEGO Ninjago Collection launched on Showmax, including hilarious, action-packed short films and 6 seasons of the LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu series. And from now on, there are going to be new LEGO series and movies launching on Showmax almost every week.

Lego

Your kids will be thrilled with Season 1 of LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, Seasons 1 and 2 of LEGO Nexo Knights (launching on 30 November), LEGO Marvel and DC Superheroes, LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO FRIENDS, all launching in the month of December. Read more here. Watch now »

Disney

Over the last month, Showmax has added a whopping 15 Disney titles to the line-up, including PJ Masks, Sofia the First, Liv & Maddie, Doc McStuffins, My Friends Tigger & Pooh, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Suite Life on Deck and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

 PJ Masks

There’s something for kids of all ages - and young-at-heart grown-ups, too (we have to admit to a particular soft spot for Doc McStuffins and her stay-at-home dad, ourselves). Read more here or Watch now »

Barbie

The Barbie Collection on Showmax is getting a make-over, with all-new Barbie movies coming in December. By 11 December, when schools are on holiday, there will be a total of 12 new beautiful Barbie extravaganzas to stream and download, from Barbie In A Mermaid Tale to Barbie: Thumbelina and Barbie In Princess Charm School.

The Barbie Collection

New movies will go up on Mondays and Thursdays in December, so keep an eye out. In the meantime, have a Barbie party with the Barbie Collection currently on Showmax, which includes gems like Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia and Barbie and the Three Musketeers. Watch now »

Marvel

Calling all comic book and superhero fans - the Marvel titles on Showmax are going to blow your mind. Freshly added series include Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers Assemble, Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man vs The Sinister 6, Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors and Avengers: Ultron Revolution.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,

So if your kids can’t wait til the next big-screen Marvel hit, there’s plenty of Marvel action on Showmax to keep them happy. Watch now »

Nick Jr

We’ve got two words for you: Paw Patrol. And also three words: Dora the Explorer. And Dora & Friends, Bubble Guppies, Wonder Pets, Go, Diego, Go and the Rugrats spin-off All Grown Up. Pre-schoolers are in for a treat with the Best of Nick Jr Collection on Showmax.

Hero

Parents, we apologise - between Paw Patrol, Bubble Guppies and Wonder Pets, you’ll have some very catchy jingles in your head all. holiday. long. Watch now »

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