Children's advent calendars have come a very long way from the ones we had when we were kids, and there are some wonderful advents available now. You can get them filled with toys, stationery, minifigures, kids' jewellery and lots more, so your kids can get a little gift every day as they count down to Christmas.
Here's our pick of the very best Children's Advent Calendars 2020, where to buy them and the best prices. We will be updating this page as new products become available, and with any price drops or special offers.
Paw Patrol Advent Calendar 2020, RRP £20
This year's Paw Patrol Advent Calendar is packed with 24 exclusive mini toys, including the pups, that build up into a play scene of Adventure Bay as children count down the days until Christmas.
Available at Argos* £10
Playmobil Christmas Toy Store Advent Calendar 2020
The best-selling Playmobil Christmas Toy Store Advent Calendar 2020 advent calendar contains Playmobil figures and accessories to create a 'Santa's Grotto' scene, with a toy store and children choosing presents.
Ryan's World Pizza Advent Calendar RRP £25
We all know a kid that's daft about Ryan's Toy Review, so this is the only advent calendar for them!
Available from Argos* at £10
Thomas & Friends MINIS Advent Calendar 2020 (RRP £24.99)
Each year this is one of the best selling children's toy advent calendars, exclusive to Asda and Amazon, and is usually a very fast sell out. This calendar has a Thomas & Friends MINIS engine behind every single door and the front folds out to make a play mat with tracks to play with the engines on. Normally the MINIS cost up to £2.99 each for the blind bags so this is great value for money, even at the full RRP of £24.99. There are six exclusive Christmas themed engines inside, and new characters every year.
Playmobil* have dropped the price of all their advent calendars by 25% this week for Black Friday, so that prices are now from just £14.99! There are several to choose from, including some exclusive designs you won't find in other stores. Better be quick before they sell out!
Available now at Playmobil*
Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Calendar RRP £29.99
For those kids that like to be creative! There's 24 Crayola themed surprises in this fun advent calendar.
Available on Amazon* for just £15.24
L.O.L Surprise! Beauty Advent Calendar 2020 (RRP £14.99)
Includes bath fizzers, nail polish, hair accessories and more. Available atArgos*£10.99.
LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar 2020, RRP £25
It's back for a second year! The 2020 LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar contains all-new themed mini figures and mini builds to create your own LEGO Harry Potter scene as you count down the days until Christmas, this year with a Yule Ball theme.
L.O.L. Surprise Advent Calendar 2020
This year L.O.L. Surprise fans have a choice of several advent calendars, including toys, jewellery, bath treats and more! The most popular is this L.O.L Surprise! Doll Advent Calendar 2020 with it's exclusive Tricksta B.B. doll and accessories. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for more L.O.L. Surprise advent calendars including a beauty advent and the Bling-A-Tree!
L.O.L. Surprise Doll Advent Calendar 2020 available for the best price at The Entertainer* £29.99
Play-Doh Advent Calendar, RRP £14.99
This should keep the kids busy! The Play-Doh advent calendar comes with 5 tubs of coloured dough, plus a new accessory or tool behind every one of the 24 doors, so that kids can make a new creation every day.
Available at Very for £15.99
Smiggle Advent Calendar 2020, RRP £28
The Smiggle Advent Calendar* is back for 2020 and is currently on offer already! It's down to £18 from £28 and we are expecting it to sell fast! It contains an assortment of Smiggle stationery including a Mini Paint Set, Lanyard, Rainbow Pen, Slapband, 15cm Ruler, Scented Sticker Pack, Pencil Case and much, much more. As well as some items being exclusive to the calendar, you also have a chance to find 1 of the 30 lucky tickets inside to win a Smiggle shopping spree.
Available at Smiggle for £20
Playmobil Novelmore Knights 'Battle For The Magic Stone' Advent Calendar 2020
The hugely popular Novelmore Knights have their own Playmobil advent calendar for 2020, with teams of knights battling with a dragon, wolf, and lots of magical weapons. Who will win the battle? That's up to you to decide as you build the scene day by day...
Best price at Asda George* £18
Polly Pocket Advent Calendar, RRP £21.99
The Polly Pocket Advent Calendar may well have an RRP of £21.99, but it's worth it. It's got 25 doors to open during the countdown to Christmas, and behind each of those with micro surprises such as jewellery, Polly Pocket dolls, animals and much more!
Back soon at £21.99 at Amazon*
Toy Story 4 Minis Advent Calendar, RRP £25.99
Know a Toy Story fan? This cute Toy Story 4 Minis Advent Calendar contains lots of little play figures of favourite characters from Toy Story 4, plus lots of character stickers too.
Available at Bargain Max* for £18.99 with free delivery
Peppa Pig Storybook Advent Calendar
This is the cheapest of the Storybook Advent Calendars right now, as this Peppa Pig one is only £8 at Argos! You get 24 mini books all featuring Peppa and her friends, to read with your child as you countdown the days to Christmas.
Available at Argos* for £12
Peppa Pig Creative Advent Calendar £8.99
Looking for a bargain advent calendar to keep the kids busy? This Peppa Pig Creative Set Advent Calendar is packed with fun stationery items and activities including crayons, stampers, stickers, colouring sheets and more.
Available for £8.99 with free delivery at Bargain Max*
LEGO City Advent Calendar 2020, RRP £20
This year's LEGO City Advent Calendar contains a mix of mini builds and mini figures that creates a snowy street scene complete with Christmas tree, Santa, presents, mini vehicles and more.
Best price at Argos* £20 (limited stock).
LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 2020, RRP £20
This year's LEGO Friends Advent Calendar contains 24 mini builds and minifigures of favourite LEGO Friends characters, and festive fun LEGO toys to make into a full scene as you count down the days until Christmas. £29.95 at Amazon*
LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2020, RRP £25
Star Wars fans will be thrilled with this year's LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, as it's packed with more mini spacecraft, vehicles, and original and exclusive minifigures to collect. Of course we need a mini LEGO Porg and Dart Vader in a Christmas jumper!
Harry Potter Wooden Hogwarts Advent Calendar 2020, RRP £16
This year’s coveted Harry Potter calendar is making its way into selected Primark stores very soon! This stunning Hogwarts replica looks like it even lights up. Fill the drawers with all kinds of treats – this will be a Christmas tradition you can continue for years to come!
Disney Storybook Advent Calendar 2020
One of the most popular book advents is this Disney Storybook Advent Calendar, with a mini Disney book for every day of advent. This one contains a mix of Disney characters with a new story every day.
Best price at Argos* £10
Disney Frozen Storybook Advent Calendar 2020
If your kids are crazy for Anna, Elsa, Olaf and the gang this is the advent calendar for you. The Disney Frozen Storybook Advent Calendar has a mini book to share with your child each day, with adventures featuring characters from the hit movies.
Best price at Amazon* £19.99
Harry Potter Funko Pop Advent Calendar 2020
This year's Harry Potter Funko Pop Advent Calendar is a big hit, and is selling out all over the place! If you've had previous year's version of this calendar you'll be pleased to hear that this one contains all new Funko Pop Minis versions of favourite Harry Potter characters, so you'll not be duplicating previous calendars. That means 24 new figures to add to your collection!
Only available from 3rd party sellers now at Amazon* from £67.91
The Nightmare Before Christmas Funko Pop Advent Calendar 2020
Brand new for 2020 is the first The Nightmare Before Christmas Funko Pop Advent Calendar, and we love it! It's filled with 24 mini Funko Pop figures of all the characters from the classic Halloween and Christmas crossover hot movie, so you can create a spooky collection as you count down to Christmas.
Only available from 3rd party sellers now at Amazon* £57.95
Pokemon Advent Calendar 2020, RRP £35
Know a Pokemon fan? Brand new for 2020 is this Pokemon Advent Calendar, with a mini Pokemon figure or toy behind every window. 16 of the 24 toys are 2 inch tall Pokemon figures to build into a festive collection and make your very own Pokemon winter wonderland.
Best price at Argos* £35 (limited stock)
Panini Premier League 2020/21 Adrenalyn XL Countdown Calendar, RRP £20
The Panini Premier League 2020/21 Adrenalyn XL Countdown Calendar is always a best seller for football fans, and it's on pre-order now, with a release date of 24th September 2020. Inside you'll get 22 packs of collector cards (that's 132 in total), plus 2 exclusive limited edition cards.
Available at Amazon* £20.
More Children's Advent Calendars
Want more children's advent calendars? Take a look at these:
More Playmobil Advent Calendars:
More L.O.L. Surprise Advent Calendars:
- L.O.L Surprise! Bling-A-Tree Advent Calendar2020 (RRP £21.14). Activity advent with pop-up tree to decorate. £18.34 at Amazon*
More toy and craft advent calendars:
- Dragon Ball Z Funko Pop! Advent Calendar 2020 (RRP £49.99). Available at Amazon* £39.95