About the Show

In the Night Garden is about a magical picture-book place that exists between waking and sleeping in a child’s imagination. Inhabited by a diverse community of loveable characters that care for each other unconditionally, such as Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka.

As little ones are carried into a happy yet calming world of music and nursery rhymes, the programme can be used at home as part of your little one's bedtime or naptime routine. Try using it to sooth and relax them and help you get them snuggled into bed without any fuss.

In the Night Garden has been shot in a real woodland setting in the UK. It makes use of innovations in live character costume technology and CG animation, weaving these together within a stunning natural setting to create a compelling and fully immersive experience for young children. It has been devised and produced by Teletubbies creators, Anne Wood and Andy Davenport.

Meet the Characters

Come and meet all your favourite In the Night Garden characters and watch some clips from the programme.

The joy of In The Night Garden

In the Night Garden takes children on an imaginative journey. Igglepiggle and other Night Garden characters are real friends to some small children. Inspired by magical journeys in episodes, your little one may then live out their own adventure through imaginative play.


In the Night Garden works in partnership with child sleep specialists and early year’s educational practitioners, our aim is to help little ones grow.

Imaginative Play

Imaginative Play

The stories introduce the children to a fantastical and magical In the Night Garden world and characters. As they discover, you may see your little one mimicking their favourite character or acting out their own adventure through play.

Language Acquisition


It may sound like nonsense to us grown-ups but to a small child learning to speak, the strange repetitive and rhyming utterances of their favourite characters is fun and may encourage early language acquisition. The story is, told by a narrator using simple words spoken with the clear diction and offers wonderful balance.
Cause & Effect

Cause & Effect

Discovering that each action has a reaction is one of the wonders of early childhood. In the Night Garden often in a very funny way, shows cause and effect narratives that will provide delight and joy to little ones.
Social & Emotional

Social & Emotional

Our In the Night Garden characters are friends that always help and support each other. They share and they think about each other, presenting a role model that children may emulate. For example, the sharing of a ball or the giving of a gift in recognition of friendship.
Sound & Movement

Sound & Movement

Very young children are learning how to move their bodies and music is a fantastic way to inspire movement. In the Night Garden includes funny sounds as well as music to accompany movements on screen and you may see that you little one likes to join in and imitate their favourite characters movements themselves.
Learning a Routine


Helping your little one to understand the pace and beats of their day is important to young children. The familiar world of In the Night Garden shows children their favourite In the Night Garden characters going to bed at the end of each episode, presenting a magical bedtime routine with a story, dance and sleep.

Where to Watch

You can watch In the Night Garden and its loveable residents on the CBeebies Channel, our brand new YouTube channel or by downloading your favourite episodes from iTunes or Amazon Instant Video.