Saying no to chocolate this year? Looking for more fun from your advent calendar? Here are 13 of the best non-chocolate advent calendars for kids of all ages.
Perfect for toddlers, this excellent advent calendar provides 24 surprises 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.
VTech Baby Toot Toot Animals
The VTech Toot-Toot Drivers 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.
Paw Patrol Advent Calendar
One for the Paw Patrol fans! This calendar includes 5 x puzzle erasers, 5 x mini erasers, 5 x mini stampers, 10 x sticker sheets and 10 x tattoo sheets.
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 puzzles, colouring in, mask making, recipes to bake, and much more. 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® Friends Advent Calendar
Get ready for Santa with the help of LEGO Friends! Build the festive scene around Andrea and her friend Liza as they enjoy a winter wonderland and Christmas market. Suitable for children over 5 years.
Wooden Advent Train
Put your children on the fast track to Christmas with this wooden advent train. Small treats of your choice can be placed inside the 24 little drawers in the carriages, ready to be delivered throughout December. For children over 3 years.
Smiggle Advent Calendar
Better than ever before, this calendar includes and assortment of goodies, such as erasers, keyrings, toys and novelty stationary. Open to find 1 of 25 lucky tickets and win a £500 Smiggle shopping spree! For ages 4 and up.
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.
WOW Toys Calendars
Every day will feel like Christmas with this great selection of pre-school advent calendars from WOW Toys. The range comes in three themes (Wonderland, Town and Farmyard) with each day featuring a small toy suitable for ages 1 – 5.
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.
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.
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