Saying no to chocolate this year? Looking for more fun from your advent calendar? Here are 17 brilliant non-chocolate advent calendars for kids from 12 months and up.
VTech Baby Toot Toot Animals
The VTech Toot-Toot Animals advent calendar features a cute Toot-Toot Drivers sleigh, detachable SmartPoint trailer, Christmas decorations, mini Toot-Toot Christmas book and plenty more goodies. Suitable from 12 months.
Playmobil 123 Advent Calendar
Playmobil’s excellent advent calendar provides 24 doors of fun to help little ones count down to Christmas. Playmobil toys are extremely sturdy and last for generations, so we think this option is great value for money. This version is designed for children from 18 months.
£19.99 – currently on sale for £14.99
Happyland Advent Calendar
Make every day feel like Christmas Day with this calendar that features 24 doors, all with a mystery Happyland character or accessory behind it to add to your little one’s festive collection. Suitable from 18 months.
PJ Masks Advent Calendar
Countdown to Christmas with the PJ Masks team! The calendar contains 24 pieces including Catboy, Gekko, Owlette, Romeo, Luna Girl figures and more, as well as a host of Christmas accessories. For ages 3+.
Eric Carle Pop-Up Advent Calendar
A wonderful pop-up advent calendar based on the popular Christmas story Dream Snow by Eric Carle, author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Open a window each day to reveal a new decoration to create a festive display. Suitable for ages 3+.
Play-Doh Advent Calendar
Help little ones get creative this December with this Play-Doh filled advent calendar. Behind each of the 24 doors is stamp or mould with a festive theme. Also includes 5 cans of dough and a play mat. Suitable from 3 years.
Peppa Pig Advent Calendar
Celebrate Christmas with Peppa Pig and her family and friends who appear in this calendar alongside a range of festive accessories, including a tree, presents and stars. For ages 3+.
PAW Patrol Advent Calendar
Fans of the show can get into the festive spirit with the PAW Patrol Advent Calendar that includes 24 pieces – 17 figures and 7 accessories. For ages 3+.
Melissa & Doug Magnetic Christmas Tree
This wooden magnetic Christmas tree from Melissa & Doug includes 24 ornaments plus a star for Christmas day. Each day children can pick the favourite design to place on the tree. For children from 3 years.
Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Advent Calendar
The Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Advent Calendar includes 24 doors, each filled with a different craft activity for making craft projects, homemade gifts, finger puppets, and colouring activities. For children from 4 years.
Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Advent Calendar
With the Hatchimals calendar, little ones can hatch exclusive characters, and find nests, paper craft accessories, stickers and more hidden behind the daily doors. When it’s empty, the advent calendar turns into a snowy Hatchtopia! For ages 5+.
£24.99 – currently on sale for £18.99
Personalised 24 Sleeps ’til Christmas Advent Activity Book
This spiral bound activity-based advent calendar features 24 fun task to be completed on the countdown to Christmas. Activities include spot the difference, counting games, cakes to bake and carols to sing together. This calendar is recommended for ages 5+ as some of the activities require adult supervision.
Advent Train Calendar
Super cute advent character which allows children to build a scene. Each compartment holds a piece of a railway scene complete with train, conductor, tunnels, cranes and scenery to create a mini railway track.
LEGO® Advent Calendar
Ring in Christmas with the LEGO® City Advent Calendar featuring 24 different buildable presents, including a space shuttle, race car, drone, robot, Christmas tree, monster truck and much more. This LEGO City set includes 5 LEGO minifigures and a dog figure. Suitable for children over 5 years.
Light-Up Wooden Advent House
Photo Advent Calendar
Help your little one revisit beautiful memories you’ve captured through the year. This unique photo advent calendar allows you to add a favourite family photograph behind all 24 doors.
Nutcracker Advent Calendar
This wooden advent calendar oozes traditional Christmas excitement. Add your own treats or notes to the 24 drawers in his body and is sure to become a firm family favourite.
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