This year I have been unboxing and reviewing advent calendars for kids. Last year I created a round-up post of all the advent calendars I had opened. I thought it would be good to do the same this year. In this post I give you 17 examples of great advent calendars for kids.
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Advent Calendars For Younger Kids
The Playmobil 1.2.3 – Christmas in the Forest Advent Calendar
Playmobil 1.2.3. is the Playmobil range that is for children from the age of one and a half. The Playmobil 1.2.3 advent calendar is based on Christmas in the Forest. There are 24 doors to open that include Santa and his sleigh and lots of animals. You can find the full list of included Playmobil 1.2.3. items in our unboxing review.
The Vtech Toot-Toot Friends Advent Calendar
Last year I reviewed the Vtech Toot-Toot Friends Advent Calendar. It is still available to purchase this year and is for children aged from one year old. There are 24 doors to open and the items inside build a winter wonderland scene. The Vtech calendar also includes a singing Father Christmas. He uses the MagicPoint technology and interacts with his sleigh.
Harry Potter Advent Calendars
The Harry Potter Magical Infinity Advent Calendar
You can celebrate the magic of Harry Potter with this Magical Infinity Advent Calendar. The towers of the advent calendar fully rotate, by 360 degrees. Contained in hidden drawers are exclusive Harry Potter gifts. Including plushes, badges, magnets and stationary. This Harry Potter advent calendar can be purchased from Kids@Play. If you would like to know what you will find inside each draw we have listed the full contents in our unboxing review.
The LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar
This year LEGO has released a Harry Potter advent calendar. The 24 doors contain LEGO-themed Harry Potter items to build. The advent calendar contains 7 Harry Potter Minifigures and the items collected throughout December recreate festive scenes from the Harry Potter films.
The Frozen 2 Advent Calendar
Last year I reviewed the Disney Animators Collection advent calendar from the Disney Store. I kept my eyes on what they would do this year and wasn’t surprised when they released a Frozen 2 advent calendar. This advent calendar comes with an Anna and Elsa doll. Behind each door, you will find clothes and accessories for them both. By Christmas Eve both dolls will have two outfits that you can swap and change.
The LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
After reviewing the LEGO Star Wars advent calendar in 2018 it was only right to include this years version. This year’s calendar has themed items from Ahch-To Island including a limited edition Luke Skywalker. With 24 doors to open, you will find either a Star Wars mini collectible to build or a LEGO Star Wars mini-figure.
Playmobil Advent Calendars
I fell in love with Playmobil advent calendars last year when I opened the Playmobil Santa’s Workshop advent calendar. This advent calendar is still available to buy this year and contains 24 doors for you to open. Every day you will find a part that creates Santa’s Workshop in time for Christmas Eve.
This year the 2019 Playmobil advent calendar creates a Christmas Ball scene. Behind the 24 doors, you will reveal a part to create the full Christmas Ball in time for Christmas Eve. This advent calendar includes a family that shares a Christmas dinner together before playing music and dancing. It also includes Christmas gifts for them underneath the Christmas tree.
The Jumbo Advent Calendar – Family Christmas
This year Playmobil has also released a Jumbo advent calendar. This advent calendar can only be purchased from Playmobil directly. Not only do you get an advent calendar with 24 doors to open you also get a Playmobil house to keep all of the items in. Although more expensive than a normal Playmobil advent calendar I loved this version and have listed all the contents in our review post.
The Aquabeads Advent Calendar
We have never had Aquabeads before but I was very intrigued about their advent calendar. Containing everything you need to make Aquabead creations you can create 15 festive Aquabead designs from the contents of this advent calendar. Seven of the designs you can turn into decorations for your Christmas tree.
Please Note: Aquabeads are not suitable for children under 4 years. They must also be created under adult supervision.
Melissa & Doug Wooden Advent Calendar
This lovely Melissa & Doug Wooden Advent Calendar is a Countdown to Christmas that you can use every year. This advent calendar is Christmas tree-shaped. It is magnetic and comes with 24 magnetic Christmas baubles and a star. Place these on the tree every day completing the decorating on Christmas eve. The baubles are beautifully decorated and you can see them all in our review.
The Smiggle Advent Calendar
Last year the first advent calendar I opened was the Smiggle advent calendar. This year I did the same thing and opened the 2019 Smiggle advent calendar first. This advent calendar is filled with stationery items from the famous Smiggle store. I really liked the contents of this year’s advent calendar. There is even a pencil case to keep all of your items in. I also love the colour theme this year.
Sweet Filled Advent Calendars
The HARIBO Advent Calendar
The HARIBO Advent Calendar has 24 doors filled with HARIBO sweets. You will find seasonal mini bags and themed Christmas jellies. These include HARIBO favourites from around the world. Inside you will find Tropifrutti, Goldbears, MAOAM and so many more. You can discover all of HARIBO sweets included in our unboxing review.
The Retro Sweet Advent Calendar
The retro sweet advent calendar is full of nostalgic old fashioned sweets. From Refreshers to Black Jacks this advent calendar is a perfect introduction to younger family members to your favourite sweets. You could even get one for yourself to remember the days of your youth! I have listed all of the sweets you will find inside in our unboxing review. The retro sweet advent calendar can be purchased from The Gift Experience. It can also be personalised with any name up to twelve characters long. Making this a perfect gift too.
Peppa Pig Advent Calendar
This year they have redesigned the box of the Peppa Pig advent calendar to give it a school look. The contents are the same so I have included it in this round-up. The Peppa Pig advent calendar contains 24 doors of Christmas goodies and Christmas themed Peppa Pig characters.
Activity Christmas Advent Calendar
Play Hooray Play Prompts Christmas Calendar
Last year we reviewed our first activity advent calendar from Play Hooray. This calendar sets you a different Christmas-themed activity every day in December. The calendar has been redesigned this year but it contains the same activities for you to complete. This calendar is available to purchase on the Play Hooray website.
Personalised 24 Sleeps Til Christmas Advent Book
The 24 Sleeps Til Christmas Advent Book is an alternative Advent Calendar. Giving you the chance to countdown to Christmas with a daily festive activity. This advent book can be personalised and can also include a personal message. Your child’s name will also appear throughout the advent book. This advent book can be purchased from The Gift Experience.
DISCLOSURE – To help with the creation of this Great Advent Calendars For Kids post we were gifted the following. The HARIBO Advent Calendar, the Personalised Retro Sweet Advent Calendar, the Playmobil 1.2.3 Advent Calendar, the Aquabeads Advent Calendar, the Playmobil Christmas Ball Advent Calendar, the Melissa & Doug Wooden Advent Calendar, the Play Hooray Play Prompts Christmas Calendar and the Personalised 24 Sleeps Til Christmas Advent Book for the purposes of this post and to create our YouTube videos. We always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, and experiences of the products.