And while it’s important to put a limit on ‘screen time’ in favour of getting fresh air and exercise, many families will be gathering to watch some good movies and programmes over the half-term break.
Streaming platforms like Netflix, Disney Plus and the BBC iPlayer have come into their own over the past year by making even more content available at the mere touch of a button.
Here are 10 of the best films and TV shows you can watch during the school holiday.
This is one of the newest releases on the Disney Plus service - a fantastical tale of aspiring jazz musician Joe who has adventures in the afterlife prompted by a single misstep. The animation is excellent and, just like previous Pixar movies Up and Inside Out, the story is thought-provoking, giving it universal appeal.
2. Penguin Bloom
This film on Netflix is rated PG and stars Naomi Watts and Andrew Lincoln - based on a true story, it tells the tale of a mother who, while coping with the aftermath of a harrowing accident, finds inspiration from an injured magpie taken in by her family.
Coco - another animated film from Disney/Pixar - is inspired by Mexico's Day of the Dead festival and is available on Disney Plus. It follows a boy who wants to become a great musician and goes on a journey to explore his ancestors' history.
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4. The Muppet Show
This should bring some nostalgia as well as winning a whole new young audience. All five seasons of The Muppet Show arrive on Disney Plus on February 19. The last two seasons of Jim Henson’s show have never previously been officially available to watch at home.
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