Armchair travel with kids

armchair travel with kids on netflix

Raffles and Sugarpuff have chronic wanderlust in their DNA, so it’s a rare moment the tiny travellers aren’t dreaming of new adventures to far flung destinations. As much as I’d love to make all their travel dreams come true, our bank balance is not on the same page. So how do we scratch their itchy feet without a trip to the airport?

Turns out that armchair travel with kids doesn’t cost a thing and movies are not only an escape in themselves, but the right ones can teach the kids about new cultures, languages and cuisine and help inspire an incredible sense of adventure.

So, with a bit of a break between real world adventures, Raffles and Sugarpuff have turned to the television to transport themselves around the world.

Here are just 12 reasons they’re loving being on tour… Netflix style.

1. They’ve learned the art of the holiday selfie with Johnny in Hotel Transylvania

2. Been on a slow boat, and fast carriage, to China with Po in Kung Fu Panda

3. Seen the bright lights of Japan with Lightning McQueen and Mater in Cars 2.

4. Toured London with Garfield in a  A Tail of Two Kitties

5. Been introduced to charming local Scottish traditions in Brave

6. Picked up traditional Madagascan dance moves from King Julian

7. And top desert style tips from Rango

8. They’ve learned that not all holidays are created equal with Olaf in Frozen

9. They’ve taken a watery route to adventure cruising the seven seas with Sinbad


10. Been offered an insight in to rail travel with Mr Bean

11. And been inspired to look into alternative modes of transport with Harry Potter

12. But no matter where else the road may lead, they’ll always have Paris, with Remy in Ratatouille


Disclosure:  As a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam we received a subscription to Netflix, and while I will be posting regular updates about the service, and what tasty treats we scoff while we’re watching it, all opinions expressed will be our own.  

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20 Comments on Armchair travel with kids

      May 29, 2016 at 5:52 pm (8 years ago)

      Thanks Christine. I love that clip too!

  1. Em @ Have A Laugh On Me
    May 26, 2016 at 10:39 am (8 years ago)

    You have just captured some of THE best parts of those movies. Bless – thanks for the smile xx

      May 29, 2016 at 5:53 pm (8 years ago)

      I love kids movies! They’re so fun!

  2. Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life
    May 27, 2016 at 9:11 am (8 years ago)

    Haha! Maybe the answer to my strong and ever present, yet out of budget, wanderlust is to watch these kids movies! Maybe this weekend I’ll join the kids in watching one of these.

      May 29, 2016 at 5:54 pm (8 years ago)

      You should. Nothing better than curling up on the couch with the kids and a great movie.

  3. Kathy
    May 27, 2016 at 3:26 pm (8 years ago)

    Love some armchair travel – actually I just love kids movies. The creators usually get the right combo of culture, humour and morality – I think they’re hugely clever.

      May 29, 2016 at 5:56 pm (8 years ago)

      Me too Kathy. They ‘re incredibly clever and valuable to the kids (and their armchair traveling mums)

  4. Helen K
    May 28, 2016 at 10:34 am (8 years ago)

    Fun! And when / if they eventually get to these places, they have even more context (my daughter kept pointing out places in Paris because that’s where Smurfette was – and when we got to London, off the back of the Paddington movie – well! Scene after scene were referenced!) I think it might be movie night again tonight!

      May 29, 2016 at 5:55 pm (8 years ago)

      It’s amazing what they remember and reference from movies.

  5. Cristin @ Between Roots and Wings
    May 28, 2016 at 2:24 pm (8 years ago)

    Very cute. We’ve been loving Go Jetters on ABC Kids for all the world travelling armchair adventures we get to go on.

      May 29, 2016 at 5:55 pm (8 years ago)

      Ooh. Haven’t seen that one – I must check it out.

      May 29, 2016 at 5:58 pm (8 years ago)

      Thanks Sammie. One of mine too (just don’t tell the kids or they might make me watch it AGAIN)


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Hey, I’m Aleney! A mum, award-winning travel writer, magazine editor and gallivanting glutton. He’s Raff, the “boy” in boyeatsworld, and a fearless foodie, adventurer and eco-warrior. Along with his all-singing, all-dancing, all-adventurous sister, Sugarpuff, we’re exploring the world’s colour, culture and cuisine on a food safari for the junior set.

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