Discover the best of kids’ advent calendars in the UK for 2023! Unique surprises that’ll light up your child’s Christmas countdown.

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Best Kids Advent Calendars UK 2023

From top left clockwise: Mattel Barbie Advent Calendar, Menkind Harry Potter Potions Advent Calendar, National Geographic Gemstone Advent Calendar, Schylling Nee Doh Squishmas Advent Calendar, Selfie Craft Co Countdown To Christmas Pyjamas, LEGO City Advent Calendar.

As the festive season draws near, children across the UK are eagerly counting down the days till Christmas. And what ignites their excitement more than anything else? You guessed it – advent calendars! But we’re not talking about your run-of-the-mill chocolate-filled ones. No, we’re diving headfirst into a world of whimsy and wonder with kids’ advent calendars as unique as their imaginations.

We’ve scoured the UK market and sifted through the less exciting ones to bring you a list that’s truly worth your while. From toy-filled calendars that capture young minds to LEGO advent calendars that inspire fantastic building adventures. 

If you’re in search of unusual advent calendars that will surprise and delight your kids each morning, you’re in the right place.  So, whether your child is a budding artist, an aspiring scientist, a LEGO enthusiast, or simply eager to explore new horizons, our 2023 guide has something special for everyone. Join us as we unwrap the best of kids’ advent calendars in the UK and let the countdown to Christmas begin!

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12 Best Kids’ Advent Calendars For 2023

LEGO City Advent Calendar 2023

LEGO Advent Calendar

Quite the institution these days, it’s hard to go wrong with a LEGO advent calendar! With five themed options now in the range, there’s sure to be a calendar that works for the LEGO fan in your world.

LEGO Advent Calendar

Selfie Craft Co Countdown To Christmas Pyjamas

Countdown To Christmas PJs

With a cheerful character to colour each day on these super snuggly PJs, it’s not hard to see why Selfie Craft Co’s Countdown To Christmas Colour In PJs are so popular!

Selfie Craft Co Countdown To Christmas Pyjamas

Squishmas Advent Calendar Nee-Doh

Nee Doh Squishmas Advent Calendar

NEW for 2023, the NeeDoh Squishmas Advent Calendar is bound to be popular. Offering 24 days of squishy heaven (including seriously cute seasonal characters), we’ve been reliably informed “once it’s gone, it’s gone” so get in quick!

Nee Doh Squishmas Advent Calendar  (Coming October 2023)

Playmobil Advent Calendar Christmas Sleigh Ride

Playmobil Sleigh Ride Advent Calendar

Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh-ride together with you …! One of our favourite festive tunes has been brought to life by Playmobil in this cute Advent Calendar set. Perfect for imaginative play! (Other advent playsets available.)

Playmobil Advent Calendar

Hot Wheels Advent Calendar 2023

Hot Wheels Advent Calendar

Keep those toy car enthusiasts busy all advent long with the latest advent calendar release from Hot Wheels, including 8 new cars and lots of accessories.

Hot Wheels Advent Calendar

Harry Potter Potions Advent Calendar 2023

Harry Potter Advent Calendar

It’s not cheap but for the Harry Potter obsessive, this is the advent calendar to get. Containing a selection of jewellery, stationery and more, there’s plenty of magical treats tucked inside the potions and test tubes of this neat design.

Harry Potter Advent Calendar

schleich Advent Calendar 2023 Farm World

schleich Farm World Advent Calendar 2023

We have such a soft spot for schleich from our own childhoods but doesn’t this Farm World Advent Calendar sound like a fabulous way to fill December with fun playtime? (Dinosaur alternative available.)

schleich Farm World Advent Calendar 2023

Topps Match Attax 23/24 Advent Calendar

Match Attax Advent Calendar

If you have an avid Match Attax trading card collector in your home then the annual advent calendar release will be a huge hit. With cards hard to find on the open market, it’ll guarantee a very happy December!

Match Attax Advent Calendar

Barbie Advent Calendar

Barbie Advent Calendar

How can we not include a Barbie calendar?! After all, it’s certainly been her year! And this calendar should keep every Barbie fan busy with a new doll ready for creative play as she’s accessorised throughout the month. Hi Barbie 🙂

Barbie Advent Calendar

National Geographic Gemstone Advent Calendar

Gemstone Advent Calendar

National Geographic’s gem of an advent calendar (couldn’t resist) mixes daily treats with geological education in this clever advent calendar. Match the stones to the information, add them to jewellery pieces provided and on day 24, have a crack at your very own dig! (the puns just keep coming..!)

Gemstone Advent Calendar

Mad Beauty Disney Princess Cosmetic Advent Calendar

Disney Princess Beauty Calendar

A little pampering never goes astray. So help the kiddo in your life enjoy some princess me-time with this fun Mad Beauty advent calendar.

Disney Princess Beauty Calendar

Cadbury Santa's Workshop Chocolate Advent Calendar

Cadbury Santa's Workshop Chocolate Advent Calendar

Okay, so we had to add one chocolate advent calendar into the mix. And it couldn’t be anything other than Cadbury. Love this cute festive tower of a calendar with your little one’s favourite chocolate treats hiding inside.

Cadbury Santa’s Workshop Chocolate Advent Calendar

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So there you have it—our pick of the best kids advent calendars in the UK for 2023. Which one will spark joy in your child’s heart this Christmas?  Now, who else is on your advent calendar list…?!