Our pick of the best kids’ advent calendars with toys in them
(please be aware that many of these are for age three plus and are not suitable for babies due to small toys)
1. PAW Patrol Advent Calendar £20
Kids will love celebrating the festive season with this Christmas themed PAW Patrol Calendar that has 17 figures and seven accessories to play with. Each is hidden behind a door and they create a play set to help fire your child’s imagination.
2. Peppa Pig £20
If you have a little one with a Peppa Pig obsession, this will be hard to resist. There are 24 doors and behind each is either a Peppa character or a Christmas accessory, so Peppa, George and the gang can gather around the tree to sing carols.
3. Star Wars £24.99
OK, so this might be a little more of a grown-ups’ obsession but this is a collectible calendar that packs a lot in. There are 24 different LEGO Star Wars gifts and after all the doors have been opened, you can use the foldout playmat to play with all the toys. Collectibles include: First Order Star Destroyer, Kylo Ren’s Shuttle, Stormtrooper blaster, Ahch-To Island, Death Star Cannon, Corporate Alliance Tank Droid, MTT, and more.
4. LEGO Harry Potter £23
This one ticks the boxes not just for LEGO fans but for Harry Potter lovers too. Inside are seven mini figures, including Harry, Hermione, Ron Weasley, Dumbledor, Professor Flitwick and the Hogwarts Architect plus a Hedwig figure. There’s a little Hogwarts Express train, plus a buildable fireplace with Christmas decorations, the Great Hall table with accessories and a statue pedestal decorated with the four house crests.
5. Schleich Farm World £24.99
There are 24 doors with farm animal surprises behind them for lots of fun and games. The Schleich figures are sculpted in detail and will inspire educational play and they can also be combined with the farm world to play are farm life.
6. Playmobil Horse Farm £18.50
Your little one can open a window each day to reveal play pieces to create your little one’s own pony farm A cardboard cut-out is included to create the perfect backdrop, which helps to set the scene. There are horses and foals, as well as two children and an adult who teaches them how to ride and look after the animals. Included are fences, flowers, foliage, food and other accessories.
7. V-Tech Toot-Toot Animals £25.99
This set has 24 play pieces including a cute Toot-Toot Animals Reindeer and baby, Christmas decorations and more and the box’s panels fold down to become a play area, It needs two x AAA batteries for the reindeer to be able to sing three Christmas songs, six festive melodies and lots of fun sound effects too. In addition, the reindeer responds to certain locations around the set with different phrases, sound effects and more on Toot-Toot Animals play sets (sold separately).
8. Disney Store Frozen 2 £30
Frozen is still loved by kids and this epic set includes 26 pieces including two mini Anna and Elsa dolls in their glittery satin dresses and 24 accessories. The box pulls out to create a three dimensional backdrop so that your little ones can create their own adventures on the backdrop.
9. Thomas & Friends £24.95
The popular train character calendar includes 24 mini engines behind the doors, each with its own special design plus six special edition mini engines in Christmas-themed designs. They are ideal for collecting, racing and trading.
10. Fortnite £44.93
Fortnite fans can play with the characters contained in this character to create mock battles or camp out in the bushes in this role-play game.