7 of the most fun advent calendars for kids
With the festive season right around the corner, we've rounded up our top picks of the best advent calendars containing everything from cars to lego.
For toy car collectors
Big city advent calendar, £25, mothercare.com
For kids who love to colour in
Smiggle stationary advent calendar, £25, smiggle.co.uk
For lego fans
Lego City mini figures advent calendar, £19.99, amazon.co.uk
For animal lovers
Toot Toot animals advent calendar, £24.99, vtech.co.uk
For kids who have fun on the farm
Christmas on the farm advent calendar, £19.99, playmobil.co.uk
For creative children
Fill-it-yourself telephone box advent calendar, £99, harrods.com
For kids who can't wait for santa
Wonderland advent calendar, £25, wowtoys.com
Compiled by Rachel Price
For lots more creative, crafty Christmas ideas to try with your little one, why not visit the Ideal Home Show at Christmas?
As well as being a treasure trove of wonderful gift and tasty food ideas for the whole family, there are activities to keep kids of all ages entertained. There's live music, face painting and crafting tables - and Santa himself will be making an appearance. Plus, on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November the team from Build A Bear will be on the Christmas Theatre at the London Olympia show. A grand day out, indeed - ho ho ho!