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CBeebies adds new Peter Rabbit and Hey Duggee games to Playtime Island app

Rachel Bardill

Executive Editor, BBC Children's

Parents looking to keep the kids entertained this summer will be pleased to hear that we’re launching two brand new games in the CBeebies Playtime Island app, based on two of our best-loved shows.

Hey Duggee: The Paddling Badge is a brand new multiplayer game, in which little ones can choose their favourite member of The Squirrel Club and earn their paddling badge in a fun race against the other squirrels. And the multiplayer functionality means that even though kids might not be able to go to a swimming pool at the moment, they can enjoy racing their siblings or parents digitally and have some fun in the pool!

Peter Rabbit Running Wild is a follow up to the hugely popular Hop To It game, where kids can choose their favourite from Peter, Lily or Benjamin and explore exciting areas like Mr McGregor’s Garden or Jeremy Fisher’s Lake. Interactive paw prints offer kids lots of things to discover in these places, or they can go and find characters like Jemima Puddle-Duck and Mrs Tiggy-Winkle.

Alongside these two new games one of our most popular games, Waffle and Friends, is also getting an update. A brand new fairground level lets two players explore the funfair together and play fun mini games.

CBeebies Playtime Island is an app for families to enjoy together, where kids can learn as they play, and as part of this update we’ve also redesigned it to make it even easier for children to play independently. The Playtime Island app has always put CBeebies favourites like Go Jetters, Mr Tumble and Bing at children’s fingertips, and in this major update we’ve redesigned the island with kids in mind from the very beginning – so they can do this even quicker.

Designed for independent exploration and uninterrupted discovery of a vast catalogue of games, Playtime Island is a safe, delightful and engaging space for children to spend their time. The updated app also includes an enhanced download manager setting, so that parents can control the size of the app, quickly downloading or deleting games as their child’s interests change.

We hope that parents and children enjoy the new games and the new look for the CBeebies Playtime Island app, which is available for free from the Apple, Google Play and Amazon app stores.