Family Adventures With Netflix

by Samantha on August 28, 2014

Some adventurous titles to watch with the family

Summertime means many things to many people. To kids - mine, in particular - it’s a time to both chill out and relax as well as to engage in some adventurous activity.

Now - keep in mind that my boys are small and my middle daughter is not yet a teen, so the word “adventure” is relative.

Our yearly summer plans include much down time for the kids as well as pre-planned activities such as summer camps, daycare and, of course, our family vacation.

For the past few years, we’ve visited the Eastern Townships in Quebec, staying at a friend’s cottage, far away from the urban, downtown life that we live for most of the year.

Instead of listening to horns honking and streetcars dinging as they make their way past my street, we instead choose to wake up to relative silence, but for the calls of a lone loon or two and perhaps some gentle rolling of waves on the nearest lake.

Here’s an early morning view of sunrise during our cottage visit. Yes - it’s as tranquil as it appears.

cottage sunrise

During the days, we hung out and did a mixture of “doing nothing” as well as some more adventurous activities. These included boating, fishing, hiking and general fun and games. The point was to spend time together and pique the kids’ interest in all things outdoorsy. Being in nature definitely brought out the adventurous side of the kids as we hiked, fished and went out on the boat:

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In the evenings, we relaxed and admittedly took to the tube to queue up a movie or two on Netflix. My kids love the variety of programs that they can choose from, and I love that we can sit down together as a family and watch a program that we can all enjoy. Some adventurous titles that were on the agenda included:




Some other titles now available on Netflix include:

For the big kids:

  1. The Adventures of Tintin
  2. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  3. Tad: The Lost Explorer
  4. The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure
  5. National Treasure
  6.  Labou and the Quest for the Lost Treasure

For the little ones:

  1. Dora The Explorer
  2. Wild Animal Baby Explorers
  3. Tree Fu Tom
  4. Rubbadubbers: Tubb’s Pirate Treasure
  5. A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures
  6. The Hive

How did your family experience adventure this summer? What are your favourite adventure movies and shows to watch with the kids? Tell me about it in the comments section below!

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mara August 28, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Our adventures included…wrangling three teenagers to spend 5 minutes with us. Luckily, movies and take-out are a great incentive. Looks like you had a great vacation.
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Samantha August 30, 2014 at 2:16 am

It’s the teenage wrangling that’s always a challenge. Glad the movies and takeout worked!


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