7 of the most fun advent calendars for kids

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

Christmas advent calendar by Big City featuring toy cars and other toy vehicles

Big city advent calendar, £25, mothercare.com

For kids who love to colour in

Christmas advent calendar from Smiggles featuring colouring pencils

Smiggle stationary advent calendar, £25, smiggle.co.uk

For lego fans

Lego city Christmas advent calendar featuring toy santa, snowman and trees

Lego City mini figures advent calendar, £19.99, amazon.co.uk

For animal lovers

Christmas advent calendar by Toot Toot featuring a variety of toy animals T

Toot Toot animals advent calendar, £24.99, vtech.co.uk

For kids who have fun on the farm

Christmas advent calendar by playmobil featuring farm animals

Christmas on the farm advent calendar, £19.99, playmobil.co.uk

For creative children

John Lewis London red telephone box Christmas advent calendar you fill yourself

Fill-it-yourself telephone box advent calendar, £99, harrods.com

For kids who can't wait for santa 

Christmas advent calendar by Wowtoys featuring a pop up scene to decorate

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!

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