Olly The Little White Van

16 Dec

Sometimes it’s Lovely to watch something other than Bob the Builder, Peppa pig or Ben and Holly in our house, so when Olly the Little white van popped through our letter box I popped it in the DVD player when Harley wasn’t looking and hoped he would somehow become drawn to it.

 Well, he did and who wouldn’t be? Olly is a lively little white van, who alongside his diver Stan is always happy to help a friend in need in any way he can, while embarking on a host of fun-filled adventures along the way!

 I’ve discovered that this energetic Little white Van is actually a very popular addition to the children’s shows broadcasted on the CITV channel. I will admit we didn’t know this, well we don’t really catch much CITV at-all! Why? Because we normally find ourselves watching Cbeebies (I say we, I actually don’t mean me, just the tiny toddler, Harley)! I was pleasantly surprised with this upbeat children’s show with funky theme tune and nicely wrote story lines, Oh, and yes… so was Harley. 

 There are many other fab-tastic characters besides Olly and his driver Stan! There’s Olly’s mischievous best friend Bazza and the ever experienced Jethro the tractor too.

When I loaded the DVD in the player, I did so before getting a look at any press release so instead of putting my coffee to one side and getting of my backside I sat thinking to oneself, “God I know that voice”and know it I did, once the penny had finally hit the ground I realised that the familiar voice being played through my TV set was in fact OBE award receiver Justine Fletcher, known to many as the lovely Mr tumble…. from “Something Special” amongst many other children’s favourites.

 We, Oops… I mean Harley 🙂 really did enjoy watching these perfectly timed episodes of Olly and his friends (each one lasting around five minutes each, therefore doing a splendid job at holding tiny tots and their tiny attention spans, unless your children are that bit older in that case you may find them a little bit short). 

 With each episode myself and the tiny terror swung our pants & pull-ups to the funky beats of the very catchy theme tune, and when it was over the tune just kept on playing (IN MY HEAD)!

 This really is one you might like to take a peek at! Little boys & girls alike will love the fun adventures of this super cool little white van who shares a very important message that… “Helping people is a good thing to do” Sadly you can guarantee you’ll be quite drawn to it too.

 Don’t take my word for it, just make sure you tune in to CITV weekday mornings at 9.45 am and if that’s to early or you’re not back from that oh so lovely school run by then, you can also catch it during the afternoons at 1pm


Image via Wikipedia


If your little one(s) get hooked and becomes a Olly fan, then get them over to the Olly site where little ones will be further entertained in one of the many activities laid on for them to enjoy, they can even make you a Christmas card… HO-HO-HO! 

 Check it out by Clicking HERE


We received a sample copy of Olly The Little White Van on DVD in-order to write this review, however all thoughts and opinions are my own and haven’t been influenced in any way. 

8 Responses to “Olly The Little White Van”

  1. Kate Cunningham December 30, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

    I’ve never come across Olly but I’ll certainly look out for him now. We do like Mr Tumble and enjoy Something Special.

  2. ashleigh December 20, 2011 at 8:38 am #

    i haven’t heard about this before either – looks great though!

  3. Mummy Fever December 18, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    I have never heard of this – will have a look tomorrow – thanks x @MummyFever

  4. karmaperle (@karmaperle) December 18, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    A new one for us – will be nice to have something different on

  5. Red Rose Mummy December 17, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

    Ah, he looks like a lovely character. Bud and I will have to check this out.

  6. Lilinha (@LilinhaAngel) December 17, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    It is the first time that I’ve heard of it, but I will put it on for my little boy to watch! 🙂

  7. Ness Gorton (@baggiesbabe69) December 16, 2011 at 11:40 pm #

    I’d never heard of this till now & it sounds like it could be ok to watch.


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