This really is a Hail Mary throw, but it’s been bugging me for years.
I watched a children’s show in the 1980s which revolved around an alien presence giving advice and other interaction to a small group of children. The alien was represented by several flying discs which took up positions in a barn when called by the children - one of the signature shots was the discs traveling at high speed through a tunnel to get to the barn.
I remember it was in English, and I saw it in the UK.
I can confirm that after watching it, Children of the Dog Star is not the show I am after.