Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 3+

Charming British series promotes perseverance, friendship.

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 31 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 28 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 2+

Watching animals cry for being excluded is not fun

I generally enjoy this show, it’s so much fun - yes possibly, if you read into things too much you can find issues but in our hyper politically correct world I think it’s become impossible to create a show that doesn’t offend anyone. I am vegan and I won’t get too upset about the fairies magically creating meat and dairy from nothing.. I know my child will be surrounded by people eating meat so it’s not something I’ll be able to protect him from and getting upset about a pirate flirting with nanny plum and there being a planet bong is just ridiculous. I genuinely enjoy watching this and so does our little one - point off because it’s not cute when animals cry and we’re just supposed to be ok with it 😭 They thought a bird was living in the castle and were all excited about it but when it turned out to be a rat they all went eww, kicked it out and it started crying. Then there’s a slug and all the kids go “ewww who would ride a slug?!!!” (Snails and slugs are like horses in this show) and the slug starts crying and literally follows the group of kids as they ride their snails (it wanted to get ridden or at least he part of the group so bad ☹️) and was told off and it started crying again and in both instances nobody does anything?!?! Really I’ve just taken another point off because it’s such a bad message to send to kids that it’s ok to hurt someone’s feelings and exclude someone for being different.
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age 2+

snail episode was shocking!

Never had a problem until I saw the snail episode, leaving the slug out and making him cry because he doesn’t have a shell, disgusting behaviour to pass on to children, basically teaching kids to bully people for being different, vile! Shouldn’t be on tv
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