27 of the Best Advent Calendars for Kids this Year 2021


Wondering what is the best Advent calendar to buy your child this year?

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Nothing beats opening a tiny window each morning as the December countdown begins, and even better if there is a small toy or chocolate treat behind each door! 

Here are the best kids Advent calendars to buy in 2021.

Playmobil Royal Picnic

This beautiful Advent calendar is so pretty and cute to play with!

Unwrap the Royal family, all the picnic pieces, beautiful animals like a horse, bunny and swan and so much more!

The Playmobil Royal Picnic Advent calendar  is the perfect introduction to Playmobil or a loveely addition to a growing collection.

LEGO Star Wars

LEGO Advent calendars are always some of the best around, with the chance to add a few figures and fun bits to your LEGO collection each year.

Open a door a day of this LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar to reveal 24 Star Wars mini figures and models.

You may also like: Best LEGO Star Wars Gift Ideas

L.O.L. Surprise

If you have an L.O.L. Surprise fan then this L.O.L. Surprise Outfit of the Day Advent calendar will certainly put a smile on their face.

On the first day they will find a new doll, followed by 24 days of surprises.

With outfits, shoes and accessories, she will have everything she needs for her adventures.

Disney Classic

The popularity of Disney never wanes and this cute Advent calendar contains lots of classic characters like Mickey Mouse and friends.

This is the perfect Advent calendar to gift any Disney fan, snap the Disney Classic Advent Calendar 2021 up while you can!

Funko POP! Pokemon

Countdown to Christmas with the Pokemon calendar from Funko!

This cute calendar celebrates all things Pokemon with all of your favourite characters.

Little ones can countdown to Christmas with the Thomas & Friends MINIS Advent calendar.

This fun calendar contains 24 miniature play engines which are compatible with other MINIS sets.

Star Wars Micro Force

For Star Wars fans, this Micro Force Advent calendar is a fun treat.

The set contains all the favourite Star wars characters, some with a festive spin!

Breyer Horses

The Breyer Horses are so popular because they are so realistic and fun to play with.

Any pony or horse fan will LOVE this 2021 Breyer Horses Advent calendar with a selection of gorgeous horses and accessories.


After the last few years of slime craze, this was kind of inevitable!

Yep, it's 24 days of slime concoting and creating. They'll love the DIY Slime Advent Calendar!

You may alos like: Best Slime Kits for Kids

Disney Doorables

our second Disney calendar to make the list, the Disney Doorables Advent calendar is perfect for kids who love these ccute little Disney collectables.

The calendar contains 24 figures that collectors will adore.

Squishy Advent Calendar

The squishy is another kid craze that isn't going  anywhere!

Any child who loves squishy toys will be delighted with the festive selection in this Squishy Advent Calendar.

Funko Pop! Harry Potter

There are two options for Harry Potter fans this Christmas, including this fun Funko POP Harry Potter Advent calendar which contains 24 vinyl mini figures.

Lots of tiny models and mini-figures are included.  The perfect gift for any fan of Hogwarts!

LEGO Marvel The Avengers

Do they prefer superheroes to Harry Potter?

This new LEGO Marvel Avengers Advent calendar features The Avengers and contains an impressive 7 mini-figures, with Ironman, Spider-Man, Captain America and more, as well as some cool buildables.

The Crazy Scientist

The Crazy Scientist Advent calendar contains 24 cool science experiments to help contain some of that Christmas excitement as kids age 8-99 count down to the big day.

Such a great idea!


This one is a bit different! And fans of the movie Elf will love it!

The Elf Advent calendar contains 24 characters and pieces from the film so kids can act it out.

Fisher Price Little People Nativity

The Fisher Price Little People range is perfect for little hands and this gorgeous Nativity scene is a wonderful introduction to the Christmas story.

This cute Fisher Price Little People Nativity Advent calendar includes all of the Nativity characters, a selection of animals and the most adorable baby Jesus.

(This is an Amazon exclusive.)

Playmobil 123 Nativity

Another gorgeous calendar for little ones is this Playmobil 123 Nativity calendar with Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus as well as the three kings and plenty of cute animal characters.

These chunkier playmobil pieces are perfect for little hands and super fun to play with.

Suitable from 18 months up.

Usborne Calendar to Colour

The delightful Usborne fold-out Advent calendar features a black and white street scene for children to colour a bit each day in the run-up to Christmas.

Spot the friendly mice as you open the doors and windows and colour each day's section of cafes, shops, trees, people, presents and houses.

It stands up for display and then folds away like a book for storage until next year. And what child doesn't love colouring?

Schleich Farm World

Thee Schleich calendars offer amazing value for money with several full size animals in each one.

The Schleich Farm World Advent calendar contains a range of nine different animals, including a cat, farm and animals and a dog.

There are also plenty of farm accessories and a boy.  A great addition to any farm set, and perfect for any little animal lover.


The elves are busy finishing the Christmas toys and Santa is ready to grant children's wishes at the Christmas toy store.

With this Playmobil Toy Shop Advent Calendar children can build this delightful festive scene as they open the 24 windows of delightful toys, and even Father Christmas himself.

Melissa & Doug

This beautiful bright, colourful magnetic Advent calendar from Melissa & Doug includes 24 magnetic baubles and a special shining star for the top of the tree.

The attached wooden ornament box keeps all the pieces together as each bauble is added to the magnetic tree day by day.

This lovely tree will be brought out year after year and become a treasured addition to your Christmas collection.

You may also like: Best Melissa & Doug Toys for Kids

Fidget Toys

Every small person I know adores fidget toys!

This Fidget Toy Advent calendar contains 24 days of surprises with a multitude of fidget toys they will love.

LEGO Friends

LEGO Friends fans will love this calendar which has bricks behind each door to build a host of festive accessories and objects to add to their favourite LEGO Friends sets.

The 2021 LEGO Friends Advent calendar includes 5 micro-dolls - the LEGO Friends crew as little kids!

Hot Wheels

Count down to Christmas Hot Wheels style with eight decorated Hot Wheels vehicles and 16 accessories.

Like many of the calendars the Hot Wheels Advent calendar includes a foldout flatlay to use as a play mat.

Some lovely additions to their car collection and a fun calendar for car-mad kids or Hot Wheels fans and collectors.


If they prefer town life, the LEGO City Life Advent calendar is perfect.

It includes minifigures from the LEGO City Adventures TV series, lots of accessories and a fun snowy scene play mat.

You may also like: Best LEGO City Sets for Kids

Playmobil Back to the Future

This one may be more for the parents than the kids as we all remember Back to the Future so fondly!

Featuring Biff, Jennifer, Doc and not one but two Marty McFly's this Playmobil Back to the Future Advent calendar is a bit of a collector's edition!

Any fan will be delighted with this one - hint, hint fam!

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