5 Brilliant Pocket Money Apps for Kids

Teaching kids about money can be a real challenge, especially if you’re not that great at money management yourself. I’ve researched some great pocket money apps for kids to get you started. The apps listed here are for kids pocket money in pounds sterling.

1Pigby’s Fair

Pigby’s Fair is NatWest Bank’s highly entertaining smartphone and tablet app, produced and designed by the makers of Wallace and Gromit, Aardman Animations.

The app stars money saving heroes, Pigby and Friends, who embark on adventures around an animated fairground where they are challenged to save or spend. The app, aimed at 4-6 year olds, is free to download here.


The goHenry is a pre-paid card with unique parental controls and apps to help children aged 8-18 learn money habits.

Join today and get a two month free trial (£2.99 per child, per month thereafter).

3RoosterMoney Pocket Money Tracker

The RoosterMoney Pocket Money Tracker allows parents to manage multiple kid’s pocket money accounts while children get their own Pocket Money Dashboard online.

Parents can boost pocket money for certain achievements and completed chores. The app also has a lovely feature where photos of that dream purchase can be uploaded into the saving target area. The basic app is free with in-app purchases available.

Every penny counts!


iAllowance (Free) is a brilliant tool for tracking pocket money, chores and rewards. You can run multiple banks for different children, set up specific chores and rewards that run on a regular basis.

The fabulous graphics include pie charts showing long term and short term saving progress.

5Kids Money Pocket Money Calculator

The Kids Money Pocket Money Calculator is a nice app with appealing graphics that allows your children to input a target saving amount.

They fill in the details of how much pocket money they get and any extras they may receive and the app lets them know how close they are to being able to make their purchase. Simple and sweet.

KidStart works with more than 2,300 retailers like Sainsbury’s, John Lewis & Partners, Mamas & Papas, eBay, TUI, Amazon and many more. You only need to access the retailer you want to shop at from the KidStart site, and then shop as normal. The retailers will then pay a percentage of your spending to KidStart as a thank-you for business, and KidStart will top-up your kids’ savings account. Learn more here.
We have now launched our own app-based Junior ISA called Beanstalk*. It’s has been designed to make saving and investing accessible for all with low fees and no minimums. If you would like to find out more about JISAs, check out our JISA Guide and if your child has a CTF and you’re interested to see if you could save money on fees by switching here’s our CTF Calculator.

Happy saving!

*Please note: Capital at risk. The value of the investment can go down as well as up.