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.
Although it's only just Autumn, the stores are starting to stock advent calendars, with some that are expected to sell out already on pre-order.
Here's our pick of the very best Children's Advent Calendars 2019, 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.
LEGO City Advent Calendar 2019 (RRP £22.99)
The most popular LEGO advent calendar is back for 2019, with LEGO City themed mini builds to make. It has 24 different buildable presents, one for each day of the season, including a snowmobile, snow fort, curling set, fireplace, rocking chair, telescope and much more. This children's Advent Calendar includes 7 minifigures (including Santa!) and a husky dog figure.
LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar 2019 (RRP £24.99)
This year LEGO are releasing the first LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar! It's been released in the UK today, 1st September, and is available now from LEGO Shop, Asda, Smyths and all the usual stockists. The LEGO Harry Potter advent calendar contains 7 minifigures, including Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Albus Dumbledore, Professor Flitwick and the Hogwarts Architect plus a Hedwig figure. You also get a micro Hogwarts Express train, buildable fireplace with Christmas decoration, Great Hall table with accessories and a statue pedestal decorated with the 4 house crests.
LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2019 (RRP £24.99)
The LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2019 is on sale now, and behind each door is a buildable Star Wars character, starship, vehicle or other building toy collectible, plus 2 exclusive Christmas-themed LEGO figures. When you've opened all the doors, there's even a foldout playmat with a colorful Ahch-To Island scene that lets kids play out epic adventures.
LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 2019 (RRP £22.99)
The 2019 LEGO Friends Advent Calendar is on sale now, and behind the 24 doors are buildable gifts representing the world of Heartlake City. It features 24 gifts for decorating a bedroom or hanging in the tree, including a Mia mini-doll figure, 2 penguins, Zobo, Zobita, a cake, snowflake, roller skates, gingerbread house, lamp post, train, gift boxes, hamster on a sleigh, stereo, chocolate bar, candy cane, Christmas tree, walkie-talkie, heart, stockings, mailbox, sewing machine, Nutcracker soldier and mistletoe.
Happyland Advent Calendar 2019 (RRP £29.99)
If your youngster is a fan of the ELC Happyland range then you will be pleased to hear that the Happyland Advent Calendar is back for another consecutive year. It always sells well so you will need to be quick to get your hands on one.
Countdown the days to Christmas with lots of festive characters behind each door which all combine to make a wonderful festive scene. It includes Father Christmas, Mrs Claus, a Christmas tree, penguin and much more!
It's also currently on offer with 20% off meaning you pay just £23.99 rather than £29.99!
Available now at The Entertainer* (£23.99).
Ryan's World Surprise Advent Calendar (RRP £24.99)
It was only a matter of time before a Ryan's World advent calendar arrived and here it is! The Ryan's World Surprise Advent Calendar is brand new for 2019 and perfect for fans of Ryan's Toy Review and Ryan's World.
This fun countdown calendar comes with 24 Ryan's World inspired surprises inside such as putty, stickers, figures and more. I have a feeling this advent calendar is going to be a bestseller for 2019!
Available to pre-order now at Very* (£24.99).
Smiggle Advent Calendar 2019 (RRP £28)
The Smiggle Advent Calendar* for 2019 is now available to buy. If previous years are anything to go by, it's best to grab one sooner than later, as they sell out rather quickly. They are currently on offer at £20, down from the original £28, for a limited time only.
It contains an assortment of Smiggle stationery including a Silicon Bag Tag, Cloud Eraser, Pencil, 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* on offer for £20 (was £28) for a limited time only.
Disney Frozen 2 Advent Calendar (RRP £30)
We've been wondering what Shop Disney's mystery advent calendar would be revealed today, and now the wait is over... it's the Frozen 2 Advent Calendar*! This is one that really does look like it's worth the money, as you get two dolls inside, and then 24 accessories to discover each day to make the calendar into a play set. If your kids are getting excited for the release of Frozen 2 there's a whole new range of toys, clothing and more launched today at Shop Disney*as well as this calendar.
Frozen 2 Advent Calendar available now at Shop Disney* for £30. Frozen 2 is released in UK cinemas on 22nd November 2019.
L.O.L. Surprise! Winter Disco Outfit Of The Day Advent Calendar 2019 (RRP £29.99)
Fans of the mega hit L.O.L. Surprise dolls can countdown a very L.O.L. Christmas, by unboxing and collecting the 25+ surprises from the all new Winter Disco Series L.O.L. Surprise! Advent Calendar. On day 1 you can unbox an exclusive L.O.L. Surprise! doll. Each day after you will unbox brand new Winter Disco L.O.L. doll outfits or accessories as you count down to Christmas.
Last year's version of this calendar was one of the top sellers for children, and we're expecting a repeat again this year. Compare to some of the other L.O.L. toys out there this one seems to have a lot more for your money, and by having a treat each day at least you're getting more playtime from it too!
Peppa Pig Advent Calendar 2019 (RRP £24.99)
Although last year's Peppa Pig advent calendar is still being sold this year in some stores, this is the new 2019 version, so if your kids got one last year this is the one to get so they have new surprises. You get 24 mini Peppa Pig themed toys, one behind every door, including figures of Peppa, George and their friends and family, plus Christmas themed accessories and even Santa.
Available at Smyths Toys £24.99 with free delivery.
Fortnite Funko Pop Advent Calendar 2019 (RRP £49.99)
I have to admit this is the one new advent calendar that I think will be on the wish list for my kids this year. For the first time you'll be able to buy a Fortnite Funko Pop Advent Calendar, and we're predicting a sell out, even with that hefty price tag. Behind each door is a mini Pocket Pop figure from the huge hit video game, and Fortnite fans are going to want to collect the lot. Previous Funko Pop advent calendars have been sell outs, and as this has a limited quantity available worldwide this is definitely one to pre-order to ensure you get a copy.
Paw Patrol Toy Advent Calendar 2019 (RRP £20)
Paw Patrol seems as popular as ever, and there are usually several different Paw Patrol advent calendars to choose from. Last year saw this large toy advent calendar, as well as the usual chocolate and stationery types, and this year there's a brand new design with new toys behind each door. The front of the calendar drops down to make a play mat, and as each window reveals a new character figure or accessory you can build a snowy scene.
Harry Potter Funko Pop Advent Calendar 2019 (RRP £49.99)
We're expecting this to be one of the best selling Harry Potter advent calendars, along with the first ever LEGO Harry Potter advent calendar. Last year's Harry Potter Funko Pop Advent Calendar was a complete sell out well before the winter started, and we think this year could see a repeat, as fans scramble to get hold of one of these limited edition advents. Each contains 24 mini Pocket Pop! figures, including all your favourites Harry Potter witches, wizards and magical creatures.
There are lots of Potter themed advents on sale this year, and you can see them all in our Harry Potter Advent Calendars Guide.
Thomas & Friends MINIS Advent Calendar 2019
Each year this is one of the best selling children's toy advent calendars, and it's already gone on sale at Asda. 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 for 2019 include Rebecca and Nia.
Marvel Funko Pop Advent Calendar 2019 (RRP £49.99)
Marvel fans, we have found the perfect advent calendar for you - Funko are releasing a Marvel Funko Pop Advent Calendar! This brand new Marvel Funko Pop Advent Calendar has a different mini Funko Pocket Pop character behind every door, so you'll be able to build up your own team of superheroes including some of the Avengers, Guardians, Captain Marvel, and even some villains and anti-heroes like Thanos and Venom. The Marvel Funko Pop! Advent Calendar has an RRP of £49.99, and has an expected release date of 30th September, though that has not yet been confirmed.
Slime Advent Calendar 2019 (RRP £10)
What is it with kids and slime? I don't get the fascination myself but so many children are obsessed. It was only a matter of time before a slime advent calendar was released and surprisingly it's not ridiculously expensive. This slime advent calendar contains 24 days of slime and putty for youngsters to enjoy all for only £9.99. Inside you will find 12 pots of slime and 12 pots of putty all in bright and pastel colours.
Available to order today at JD Williams* for £9.99.
The Elf On The Shelf Orna-POP Advent Countdown Calendar (RRP £14.99)
If you're ab Elf On The Shelf family this brand new calendar for 2019 is a must-have, and it's something really unique. The Elf On The Shelf Orna-POP Advent Countdown Calendar lets you count down the days to Christmas with a daily self-inflating ornament to 'bop' each day and pop on the tree. Each one will have a joke, riddle or game to play for a daily festive activity with the Elf as you get ready for Christmas.
Disney 6 Puzzle Puzzle Pal Advent Calendars: Toy Story or Disney Princess (RRP £12.99)
As well as the larger 24 Disney Puzzle Pal Advent Calendar, you can also get these cheaper 6 Disney Puzzle Pal Advent Calendars priced at around £12.99 each. Rather than a character puzzle eraser behind every door you get 6 of them hidden inside, with the other days having a mini stationery surprise like stickers, stampers, pen, keyring and so on. There are two designs on sale, a Toy Story and a Disney Princess one.
Toy Story 6 Puzzle Pal Advent Calendar available at Very* £12.99
Disney Princess 6 Puzzle Pal Advent Calendar available at Very* £12.99
Aquabeads Advent Calendar, RRP £20
If you have a little one who loves to get creative then I am sure they will love this Aquabeads Advent Calendar. It's back for 2019 and is set to be a big seller. It includes templates to make 15 of your favourite festive designs as
well as string to turn them into decorations. A winter themed background
and bead stands let you create your own winter world of imagination. Layout trays and a sprayer are also included so you can start creating
Disney Storybook Collection Advent Calendar (RRP £20)
The brand new Disney Storybook Collection Advent Calendar has just been released and it is proving to be a huge hit just like last year. It's easy to see why as inside this Disney themed advent calendar you will find 24 Disney storybooks to enjoy with your youngster. All of your little ones favourite characters feature, including Frozen, Moana, Toy Story, The Lion King, and even newer tales like Coco and Ralph Breaks the Internet.
Disney 24 Puzzle Pal Advent Calendar (RRP £22.99)
Disney fans we have found a brand new advent calendar calendar for you. This year you can get this Disney 24 Puzzle Pal Advent Calendar, packed with Disney magic. Inside you get a surprise Disney puzzle eraser for each day, building up to a collection of favourite characters. They look like great fun for the kids, and I love that they have included some Disney villains this time - check out the Ursula and Maleficent erasers!
Available at Very* £22.99.
The Snowman and the Snowdog Advent Calendar (RRP £24.99)
The Snowman and the Snowdog Advent Calendar is one that us parents will want more than the kids. It just ain't Christmas without The Snowman, so we are loving this toy filled advent calendar. Behind each of the 24 doors, you'll find those winter themed characters that we know and love. It's mostly toys, but it looks like you may get one or more baubles for your Christmas Tree.
John Lewis & Partners City Vehicles and Accessories Advent Calendar (RRP £25)
This fab advent calendar was a huge sell out last year but it's back for 2019. I would suggest you order yours quickly as this is no doubt going to sell fast. It's easy to see why as you open each of the 24 doors to reveal your favourite city vehicles from police
vehicles to double-decker buses. There are also lots of accessories to
find, including little police officers, speed signs and workmen.
Available at John Lewis & Partners* £25.
Frozen 2 Jewellery Advent Calendar (RRP £12)
Frozen is back! Frozen 2 is officially in cinemas from 22nd November 2019 and of course Frozen fever will take over again. Snap up a bargain early with this pretty Frozen 2 Jewellery Advent Calendar at Accessorize. Behind each numbered door is a pair of stick-on earrings or a ring. Each style has pictures of all the favourite Frozen characters, including Elsa, Anna and Olaf.
Available now at Accessorize* for £12.
Hearts By Tiana Jewellery Charm Bracelet Advent Calendar (RRP £20)
Get ready to countdown to Christmas with this super sweet Tiana charm bracelet and accessories advent calendar. Perfect for any fans of the You Tube star Tiana,from the channel Toys and Me. This 24 day advent calendar includes 1 bracelet, 7 hanging charms, 8 charm beads, 4 rings and 5 pin badges. If you're a member of the TT Squad then this advent calendar is a must-have.