Best Advent Calendars Ideas For Kids

Advent calendars are one of the best traditions to count down to Christmas with the kids. See my full list of other Christmas traditions you can try at home; Making Memorable Moments.

There are so many different advent calendars on the market this year. Gone are the days when you can only buy a chocolate calendar in the shops, even though we still love them.

Whatever your child is interested in there is plenty of choice.
Some of the best alternative advent calendars on the market for children are:

Kids Toy Advent Calendars

Happy Land – £25.99

Each door hides a fun Happy Land surprise.

Playmobil Advent Calendar – £19.99

There are a few themes of calendar available including Jewel Thief Police, Christmas On The Farm, Dress Up Party, Royal Ice Skating Trip and Pirate Treasure Island.

Lego City Advent Calendar – £19

24 different items, including 6 mini figures.

Lego Friends Advent Calendar – £18

24 items from the Lego Friends range.

Peppa Pig – Asda £25

12 Peppa Pig characters and 12 accessories.

Paw Patrol – £24.99

17 Paw Patrol figures and 7 accessories.

Early Learning Centre Big City Advent Calendar – £25

18 x vehicles, 3 sets of figures, 3 x road signs.

VTech Toot Toot Advent Calendar – £24

24 fun play pieces including a cute Toot-Toot Animals Reindeer and baby, Christmas decorations and more.

Thomas and Friends Advent Calendar – £35

Includes 24 minis and some special Christmas gifts.

Wow Toys Advent Calendar – £15

A new town themed toy everyday, matching the numbers with the fold down play scene.

Kids Craft Advent Calendars

Crayola Christmas Countdown – £19.99

Lots of Crayola items to get crafty.

Smiggle Advent Calendar – £25

All limited edition Smiggle items.

Early Learning Centre Soft Stuff Advent Calendar – £25

Includes 6 tubs of dough and 18 accessories.

Alternative Food Advent Calendars

Kellogg’s Selection Pack – £4 (Tesco)






Pringles – £7.99 B&M stores

Contains 12 tubs of Pringles for the 12 days of Christmas.

Organix Goodies Advent Calendar – £3.75 (plus postage)

Ideal for toddlers if you don’t want them having chocolate, inlcuding Gingerbread men and Alphabet biscuits.


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