The Perfect Advent Calendar for Kids 2020

Finding the perfect advent calendar for children can be a minefield as there are so many on offer.

I have three younger children aged 12, 9 and 7 and there favourite advent calendars over the years are ones which build into a set.

We have previously bought a Playmobil Advent Calendar every year and the set always gets brought out again at Christmas, getting bigger and better each year.

This year, there are 11 Playmobil Advent Calendar’s to choose from and the kids were sent one each to review.

Pirate Cove Treasure Hunt for the Advent

The countdown to Christmas begins with the hunt for valuable treasure on the pirate island!

Pirate Island

The valuables are well hidden, so pay close attention to the treasure map!

Advent Calendar

Inside the box is a cardboard island scene, which you gradually add to each day as you open the calendar doors. Hidden in the calendar is a floating boat and working cannons to help you find your way to the golden prize.

Pirate Island Set

The Pirate Cove Advent Calendar has an RRP of £19.99 and is complete with an octopus, skeleton, many accessories and two figures.

Christmas Toy Store Advent Calendar

Christmas shopping and visiting Father Christmas in the toy shop isn’t going to happen this year, thanks to COVID, but you can build your very own toy shop with this Christmas Toy Store Advent Calendar. RRP: £19.99

Playmobil Advent

The cardboard scene is a toy shop in this calendar and figures include Father Christmas himself, a snowman, visitors to the toy shop wearing their Christmas jumpers and of course, lots of fabulous presents.

Christmas jumper

Santa’s Workshop Advent Calendar

The elves have their hands full trying to finish the many toys on Santa’s list in time. Even late in the evening, by the light of the workshop lanterns, presents are sent down the slide for wrapping and loaded onto the sleigh.

Playmobil Advent Christmas

This calendar features Father Christmas, his helpful elves, a sleigh pulled by a reindeer and even a working lantern so the elves can work throughout the night so all the girls and boys will get their gifts on Christmas Day.


The Santa’s Workshop Advent Calendar has an RRP of £34.99

We cannot wait until Advent starts properly so we can build our sets and add to our previous ones.

Have you had a Playmobil Advent Calendar before?

Disclaimer: We were sent these Playmobil Advent Calendars to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

11 thoughts on “The Perfect Advent Calendar for Kids 2020”

  1. I do like advent calendar’s that aren’t all sweets + chocolate for children. This is a lot more fun for kids as we all know they love toys. Quite a good idea x

  2. There are so many great advent calendars now and it’s nice that there are lots of ones that aren’t food-related. I have a mini pop vinyl one x

  3. Looks like an extremely interactive advent calendar! Really nifty that they have different sets to choose from, so families with 3 kids (like yours) — or 4, 5, 6 etc can give each kid a unique set. Less confusion over who’s is who’s, so a much more peaceful Christmas! Happy Holidays!


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