About In the Night Garden

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.

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Developmental Benefits

In the Night Garden takes children on an imaginative journey whilst providing some valuable developmental benefits.


Imaginative Play

The stories introduce the children to some of the foundation play patterns around nurture and physical play. The simplicity of this means they are readily imitated and so the children play at In the Night Garden and so develop their imaginations.

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 really helps with early language acquisition. The story is told through simple words spoken with the clear diction and offers wonderful balance.

Cause & Effect

Discovering that each action has a reaction is one of the wonders of early childhood. In the Night Garden helps children to understand the notion of cause and effect throughout the narrative - and often in a very funny way, which itself helps cement an understanding the concept.

Social & Emotional

The characters are friends that always help and support each other. They share and they think about each other, presenting a very strong role model for the children to emulate. The sharing of a ball or the giving of a gift in recognition of friendship helps the children to define their behaviours toward their own friends.

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 uses funny sounds as well as developmentally appropriate music to accompany movements on screen and this helps children focus attention and imitate the movements themselves.

Learning a Routine

Helping your little one to understand the pace and beats of their day is one of the most important things they can learn at this early age. The familiar world of In the Night Garden and the structure of each episode is designed to help children feel safe and secure with the routines and rhythms of their day.

Make & Do

Activities for you and your child to make, create and have fun with at home.

Where to Watch


6:20pm
Watch it daily on the CBeebies Channel or catch up on BBC iPlayer.

Watch it now on the official In the Night Garden YouTube channel.
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