APP OF THE DAY: Addictive Santa's Sleigh Ride jumping game


We collected together our 10 favourite Christmas apps for kids back in November, but we’ve been on the look out for more ever since and may have found the most addictive yet.

Santa’s Sleigh Ride looks a little basic at first, but then ten minutes after thinking it’s far too child-like you realise you’ve played it 60 times and you’re obsessed with beating your last score.

It’s just a simple running game, tap santa and Rudolph so they jump over Christmas puddings and other festive obstacles and then tap them twice to jump over trees and snowmen. The simple mechanic makes it ideal for all ages, so it’s a good one when little relatives won’t calm down, just give them your iPhone or iPad and you’ll have a big of peace and quiet!

It’s not a ground-breaking app, but it will keep you amused in the run up to Christmas and the bright graphics and jolly music will leave you feeling very festive.

If you decide to buy Santa’s Sleigh Ride, 15% of proceeds will go to the Action Duchenne charity, which campaigns for research and treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

Available from iTunes for 69p.

Becca Caddy