My Favourite Childhood TV Shows

June 12, 2019
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Lately, I’ve been feeling a little nostalgic and have been thinking back to my favourite childhood TV shows. Watching cartoons on a Saturday morning with a bowl of Golden Nuggets (my all time favourite cereal) was always the best part of the week! So, for today’s post, I thought we’d reminisce a little.

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(Sorry couldn’t resist!)

Here are 21 of my favourite childhood TV shows!

Powerpuff Girls

Who didn’t love these 3 little superheroes? I was obsessed with this show and even had a PS2 Powerpuff Girl game too. Bubbles was always my favourite and Him was my favourite villain.

Powerpuff Girls

Lizzie McGuire

Lizzie Mcguire was such a great series and the movie is absolutely iconic! I remember hating Kate with a passion and finding Matt, the little brother, so annoying because he reminded me of my younger sister haha.

Lizzie Mcguire - Childhood TV shows

Totally Spies

I loved this show so much I used to pretend to be a spy and tie string all around my room to make it look like laser beams I had to manoeuvre around. My mum hated me a little for doing that haha.

Totally Spies

My Parents are Aliens

This show was completely ridiculous but so funny. The most memorable part for me was Brian, the dad, growing antlers whenever he ate ice cream.

My parents are aliens childhood tv shows

Spongebob Squarepants

I was worryingly obsessed with Spongebob Squarepants as a kid. I thought it was the funniest show and would spend whole weekends binge-watching it! I’m not ashamed to admit that I still know all the words to the songs.

Spongebob squarepants


Who else remembers Recess? This show was so good! TJ and Spinelli were my favourites but I also loved Gus too, he was adorable. I loved the movie Recess: School’s Out too, it was the perfect summer holiday movie.

Recess childhood tv shows


I can hear the theme tune to this so well in my head. Rugrats used to be on first thing in the morning before school and I remember I used to struggle to turn the TV off after breakfast to get ready whenever it was on. I have to admit though, I didn’t like Tommy. Chuckie, Angelica and then Kimi were my favourites.


The Busy World of Richard Scarry

This show was adorable and I don’t know anyone else who used to watch it! If you remember The Busy World of Richard Scarry let me know in the comments. From what I remember it was a pretty educational show and I don’t know why it wasn’t more popular!

The busy world of richard scarry childhood tv shows

The Trap Door

I LOVED this show! Even as a child I was obsessed with all things spooky. The theme tune was amazing, the monsters were adorable and I would happily watch this again as an adult.

The trap door


Everyone knows Pingu, the cute, funny little penguin. Despite there being no words Pingu and his antics were hilarious. I loved the episode where Pingu babysits the egg and whenever he cried my little heart just broke!

Pingu childhood tv shows

Mona the Vampire

I would rush home from school every day to catch this show in time! Mona the Vampire was so cool solving mysteries with her friends, plus she had a little cat who she’d put bat wings on which I thought was cute.

Mona the vampire

Fairly OddParents

The Fairly OddParents was every kid’s dream! Having quirky fairy godparents granting you wishes?! I desperately wanted my own Cosmo and Wanda.

fairly oddparents childhood tv shows


I never thought I’d describe a car as cute but that’s exactly what Brum was, so bloody cute. This little, self-driving car lived in a museum and would go out to explore the city and have adventures.


Bernard’s Watch

Bernard was able to stop time with the help of his pocket watch and again this was every kid’s dream! Me and my friends at school all wanted his watch!

bernards watch childhood tv shows

SM:TV Live

Ant, Dec and Cat Deely, SM:TV Live was an iconic show and used to have me in stitches. I remember them playing Wonky Donkey and of course Chums!

sm:tv live

Oakie Doke

Looking back Oakie Doke was a pretty weird show with an acorn man who helped forest creatures, but I loved it. I always watched it whenever I went to my nan and grandad’s house on Saturday’s.

oakie doke childhood tv shows

Tracy Beaker

Like every British kid, I was a big fan of Tracy Beaker, with her mischievous nature and wild attitude. I always wished I was as cool as Tracy Beaker. A couple of years ago I also had a boss called Elaine, who I appropriately nicknamed Elaine the Pain whenever she annoyed me (not to her face obviously).

Tracey Beaker


50/50 was a game show that put 50 students each from two different schools against each other in a series of challenges to win a prize and a trophy for their school. This was a really entertaining show but I’m so glad my school never thought about taking part because it looked so stressful to me haha.

50/50 childhood tv shows

The Hoobs

Every weekend, half term and summer holiday I would be up at 6am so I could watch The Hoobs. I used to love getting up before anyone else in the house so I could watch what I wanted and play with my super cool bubble machine in the living room haha. The Hoobs was cute and entertaining and I always hoped that they would come to visit me one day. Unfortunately, they never did.

the hoobs

Come Outside

I loved Come Outside so much as a kid! It was an educational show featuring Auntie Mabel, a super cute dog called Pippin and a colourful, polka dot aeroplane. It was a really cosy, comforting show that we used to watch a lot during rainy school lunchtimes.

come outside childhood tv shows

Big kids

Last but not least is a show called Big Kids which I found hilarious. It was a really short-lived show and I wished they’d had more seasons. Two parents had been hypnotised so whenever they heard a certain word they’d resort back to acting like children, much to their kid’s horror. It was such a brilliant show and even my mother found it funny.

big kids

It was really hard to narrow this list down, I had a lot more childhood TV shows on here originally! I didn’t quite realise just how much TV I used to watch as a child haha. How many of these shows did you watch and what was your favourite? Let me know!

I hope you all enjoyed this very nostalgic childhood TV shows post. Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog while you’re here. You can also follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest too.

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  • chloemetzger

    June 12, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    YEEEESSS! I loved so many of these growing up, you clearly have great taste!

    1. Hollie

      June 12, 2019 at 6:23 pm

      Ahh thank you very much, I thought so too ?

  • Chanelle

    June 13, 2019 at 10:34 am

    So many of these I loved too! A few I hadn’t heard of before but that’s probably because I’m from a different country x

    1. Hollie

      June 14, 2019 at 12:29 pm

      Which ones did you love?? It’d be so interesting to see shows other kids watches from different countries ?

      1. Chanelle

        June 14, 2019 at 12:32 pm

        Rugrats, Recess, Lizzie McGuire to name a few 🙂

      2. Kim

        September 9, 2020 at 8:23 pm

        Aw, this was such a nostalgia trip! I used to love Lizzie Mcguire, Recess, Brum and Pingu as a kid. If you’re ever in Bourton on the Water (The Cotswolds) you can visit the museum where Brum was filled. And ‘meet’ him.

        1. Hollie

          September 14, 2020 at 7:46 am

          No way?! I never knew that haha that’s really cool. I’ve never been to The Cotswolds before but I’ll definitely check that out if I ever do go ?

  • Tanea

    June 13, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    This is so interesting! Even from from a different country we had a few in common! ?

    1. Hollie

      June 14, 2019 at 12:27 pm

      Oh that is interesting, I’d love to see what other shows kids watched from different countries ?

  • Yasmine

    June 13, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Wow this was a real blast from the past! I used to watch the Busy World of Richard Scarry and thought it was super cute – I had all the books too! Particularly love Come Outside (we had a dog called Pippin too!) and Mona the Vampire. I loved the theme tune to that!

    1. Hollie

      June 14, 2019 at 12:26 pm

      Yes! I’m glad someone else has heard of/seen Richard Scarry too! I also had the books, they were so cute ? No way you had a dog called Pippen! I love that haha. All these shows theme tunes bring back so many great memories ?

  • Julia (@TheSundayMode)

    June 15, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Oh my god wow, reading this post gave me such a throwback to my childhood. You’re so right too, when you look back on them so many shows from childhood are actually kinda weird. But I really liked Oakie Doke too. I didn’t even remember the title of it but as soon as I saw that photo I was like WOW it all just came back to me in flashback form, haha

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    1. Hollie

      June 17, 2019 at 9:50 am

      Right?! I didn’t realise how weird they were until I wrote this post haha. Oakie Doke was great! I’m glad I now know someone else who’s heard of it haha.

  • Courtney

    June 19, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    I also loved the PowerPuff girls, Recess, and the Fairly OddParents (though I feel like maybe that had a different/American name?). This post brought back all the childhood feels, lol!! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    1. Hollie

      June 19, 2019 at 10:18 pm

      Oh that’s interesting, do you remember what it was called? It’d be cool to know ? Writing it was so much fun and there were sooooo many more shows I could’ve added haha

      1. Courtney

        June 20, 2019 at 2:25 pm

        Well I looked it up and I guess I was wrong! I think I just didn’t remember the name, oops, lol!

  • Melina Elisa

    July 7, 2019 at 2:14 am

    This is a great list of shows, but there are definitely a few of them that I don’t remember, including The Busy World of Richard Scarry! I feel like I heard of it, but don’t remember watching it myself. Like I said though, almost every single one of these shows were my favorite growing up! Great post xxx

    Melina |

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