Advent Calendars for Children

From luxury beauty to high street bling, the world’s gone mad for advent calendars. For children it’s about the countdown to Christmas itself. These are our favourite chocolate-free advent calendars this year:

Meri Meri Railway Advent Calendar 

There are 24 wooden pieces to find within the North Pole Railway Station, fit them together to make winter railway. £29

Biscuiteers Christmas Circus Advent Calendar 

A Susie Watson cloth calendar to keep year after year, and a tin full of colourful circus biscuits to go inside each pouch. £99,

Emily Sutton’s 3D Toy Shop Advent Calendar

A Christmas Toy Shop brought to life by children’s illustrator, Emily Sutton this calendar arrives flat-packed but can be folded out into 3D, complete with roof, sign, awning and a cast of supporting characters. £9.50

Liberty’s Traditional Advent Calendar 

Liberty stock a range of traditional German paper calendars complete with glitter, including this Christmas scene where children rule the roost, £8.95

Christmas at The National Gallery Calendar

Father Christmas meets Nelson in Trafalgar Square in this magical scene. Open up the doors to find a different detail from the National Gallery’s collection including Constable, Manet, Botticelli and more. £7.50

12 Days of Christmas Puzzle Advent Calendar 


Each door opens to reveal an 80-piece puzzle, with the twelve pictures all coming together to create one almighty Christmas scene. £20

Traditional Nativity Advent Calendar with a fresco from Spoleto

This traditional nativity advent calendar is illustrated with a fresco from Spoleto Cathedral by Pinturicchio (1513). £4.99

Snowy Hyde Park Advent Calendar

Spot the gaggle of geese, sledging children and hardy joggers in this image of London’s Hyde Park. £8

Meri Meri Christmas Tree Calendar

One decoration every day to add to your fold-out honeycomb paper tree. £13.50

Colour-in Advent Calendar 

A fold-out calendar to colour-in every day until Christmas. £6.99

Caspari Christmas Ballet Advent Calendar 

A Christmas ballet with nutcrackers, ballerinas, giant candy canes and a twinkling tree. £15,

Highgrove House Advent Calendar 

All eyes are on HRH Prince Charles as he celebrates his 70th birthday. This design by Alison Gardiner celebrates Christmas at his royal residence, Highgrove House complete with the Queen’s corgi waiting at the door. £12

Advent Calendars for Children
— Daisy Allsup
14th November 2018