CBeebies Free Apps for Kids

About CBeebies apps

CBeebies apps are available to download for free and are designed for big ones and little ones alike.

Adults can feel safe in the knowledge their child is using an app that is free to download and free from any advertisements or in-app purchases. Our apps also feature a parental lock to help keep little fingers safe, leaving children free to explore, play and enjoy a fun learning experience with their favourite CBeebies characters.

Playtime Island - Fun Games for Kids App

Download the CBeebies Playtime Island app via the Apple, Google Play and Amazon app stores.

CBeebies Playtime Island is an app for families to enjoy, where kids can learn as they play. Whether you want to collect musical notes with Mr Tumble in Mr Tumble’s Rhyme Time, help Gem win her jewels back in My Swashbuckle Adventure or solve fun engineering problems with Bitz & Bob in Let's Get Bitzy. The app is jam-packed with great free games for kids and new games are added regularly. 

A New Look

The CBeebies Playtime Island app is getting a make-over. We’re making it simpler for your child to find and play their favourite games!

While we test this new look for the app some of you will begin to see it now, while others will receive this update at a later date… so keep your eyes peeled!

Fun games

All the games in CBeebies Playtime Island meet specific needs of children and their parents or carers, with a focus on bonding, learning, discovery and self-expression.

CBeebies Playtime Island is a free app that has no adverts, no in-app purchases and a parental gate to avoid children accidentally going into the app store. It also contains accessibility features such as subtitles for the hearing impaired.

Go Explore - Fun Early Learning Skills App

Download the Go Explore app now via the Apple, Google Play and Amazon app stores.

Each game in Go Explore draws on the Early Years curriculum, helping children as they grow, building up their skills and understanding ready to start school. Games cover a range of topics, from learning about phonics and letter sounds with the Alphablocks to exploring different geographical habitats with the Go Jetters to helping guests at The Furchester Hotel make healthy choices. Your child can also have fun with shapes and sequences by planning a party with Hey Duggee, learn about technology with Maddie and the world around us, join Bing and friends to learn about emotions and help the townsfolk of Biggleton. 

Go Explore is also home to Your Mindful Garden, a collection of mindful activities to help children with their mental health and wellbeing, voiced by Stephen Fry.

With a musical butterfly garden and an outdoor cinema to watch videos from CBeebies favourites, there’s so much going on in the magical outdoor world. There are also lots of surprises to delight your child as they explore with the CBeebies bugs to find secret areas in the app. You can also visit the Den area to discover what games your child has been playing.

Don’t miss out on future updates – we’ll be adding more fun activities to enjoy and other CBeebies friends to choose from soon!

Get Creative - Open-ended Creative Activities App

Download the CBeebies Get Creative app via the Apple, Google Play and Amazon app stores.

Creative Play

CBeebies knows how important creativity is for children, and our Get Creative app gives them the freedom to explore this with no limitations. Creativity is vital in children’s social and emotional development and this app is cleverly designed with that in mind. Little ones can express themselves, experiment and create lots of exciting things with some of our most-loved brands including Love Monster, Swashbuckle, Something Special, Hey Duggee, Go Jetters, Bitz & Bob and Waffle the Wonder Dog.

In our creative factory little ones can explore one of five amazing make machines. From composing a musical masterpiece to building and bringing to life their dream toy, there are so many opportunities for them to let their imaginations soar.

Aimed at 3-5 year olds, Get Creative allows them to play independently, building their confidence as they explore open-ended activities, take on regular challenges and even create a gallery of all their amazing artwork.

Storytime - Reading Stories App

Download the Storytime app via the Apple, Google Play, and Amazon app stores.

Enjoy stories

CBeebies Storytime is full of playful and imaginative stories designed to help support early years reading. Every story is brought to life with magical things to touch, swipe and play with. There are also questions to help develop comprehension skills, so you and your little ones can enjoy reading, playing and learning together.

The app has a library feature where you and your little ones will be able to choose and download more stories for free and when they are finished with these they can simply choose others. The app has over 60 stories in the library including favourites from Peter Rabbit, Something Special nursery rhymes, Topsy and Tim and many more! Don’t forget to come back regularly and visit the library to keep up-to-date with all of the new stories as they are added.

Features include two reading modes to accommodate different reading abilities and styles

  • Read to me - narrated by a CBeebies character or presenter and lets children listen while they follow the story.
  • Read by myself - lets children read the story with a parent, friend or encourages them to read by themselves at their own pace.
  • A dedicated Grown-ups section which includes useful tips to help you support your child’s reading development.
  • An accessibility mode helps children with a range of abilities to choose stories to read and then enjoy reading them.

BBC iPlayer Kids - Child Friendly Video App

Watch your favourite shows

Child-friendly BBC iPlayer Kids app is available for children of all ages, to watch and download (via the Apple, Google Play and Amazon app stores) children’s video content, without the fear of them linking to or finding anything ‘unsuitable’. 

With a child-friendly design it’s usable by children, allowing them to easily discover and watch, both new and favourite shows.

Features include:

  • Child friendly design with bigger images and less text
  • Just kids shows – away from non-children’s content
  • Age customization - we will only show content appropriate for the child’s age
  • CBeebies and CBBC shows available for the first time in one place
  • Downloads - so you can watch anywhere
  • Easy search – children can find shows with just one letter
  • Shows A-Z list – all available shows in an easy scroll list
  • Multiple profiles - for friends and families to use together
  • Accessible to all – Signed and Audio Described options
  • Safety lock – all app settings are locked behind a pin code

You can download BBC iPlayer Kids via the Apple, Google Play and Amazon app stores. 

For more information, visit the BBC iPlayer Kids FAQs page

Get Well Soon App

There’s also an app available for Get Well Soon, which they have created to help support and reassure your children on trips to hospital.

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