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DON T let the kids drive you crazy on the long road trip this Easter weekend with five first-rate shows to keep them entertained (and quiet!).
Technology means that long drives with the whole family are not quite the exercise in patience they once were.
Instead of playing endless rounds of I Spy with my Little Eye, tablets and smartphones mean there are a hundred ways to stave off boredom. Today you have access to loads of entertainment, music, audiobooks, podcasts and games on demand. Take streaming TV from ShowMax for example.
Their apps let you download up to 25 series and movies to watch offline for up to 30 days on your Android or Apple tablet or smartphone.
This is super convenient as you don t have to worry about racking up a mammoth phone bill during your holiday as you can use your home (or office) Wi-Fi before you leave.
While we may not have an actual Easter bunny in the lineup, here s our pick of five cute and cuddly substitutes available on ShowMax.
We love this cartoon remake of the classic tales. One thing s for certain, wherever Paddington goes, there s sure to be chaos and laughter!
These sweet little bears were huge in the 1980s and now they re back on screen to delight a whole new generation of youngsters with their fluffy world in the clouds.
Maya the Bee She may not be quite as fluffy, but she s got loads of attitude and a real sense of adventure. Together with her friends, she s got messages to share about the wonderful world of nature that surrounds us all.
Head to the farmyard with this stop-motion animation spin-off series from
Shaun the Sheep is the leader of his flock and he s up to no good, heading off on crazy adventures.
Head on down to the Hundred Acre Hood where beloved characters Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Gopher, Owl, Kanga and Roo land up in all kinds of unexpected situations.
Also, take the kids to The BIG Rand Show 2016. For roughly what you d pay to take the family for a movie and popcorn, you can load up the car and head off and enjoy big bangs, jets and tanks with the SANDF.
Every day two science stages will present nonstop science action, with the Naked Scientist, the Kalahari Scientist and Nutty Scientist. There s also the Edudome mobile planetarium, Destructobots 2016 and the First Tech Robotics Challenge, plus much more.
There s also a giant soccer action zone brought by Spanish Football League LaLiga, and trampoline displays. And of course there s the funfair (rides not included in the entry ticket). The Rand Show ends on April 3.