Top 5 Alternative Advent Calendars for the Countdown to Christmas

Avoid the sugar intake and e number highs on the countdown to Christmas this year with an alternative advent calendar for the kids. From Playmobil and Vtech to Disney and Smiggle, the Bridges has the top toy calendars to keep your little ones entertained up until the big day and beyond…

The Entertainer, Playmobil Farm Life Advent Calendar

Filled with a festive farm scene and of course, Father Christmas himself, this calendar was a firm favourite among our tiny toy testers – and it’s suitable for little ones 18 months and above.

Price: £19.99

Disney Store, Disney Animators’ Collection Advent Calendar

Sprinkle a little bit of Disney magic into your child’s Christmas countdown with the Disney Animators’ Collection calendar. The 24-piece pack includes figures and accessories of Ariel, Belle, Pocahontas and Peter Pan.

Price: £24.99

Smiggle, Kids Advent Calendar

Let the kids stock up their pencil cases ready for the new year with this special stationery calendar from Smiggle. Plus, it’s 25 days so there’s a bonus surprise for 25 December…

Price: £25

Toys R Us, Vtech Toot Toot Drivers Advent Calendar

Build your own Toot-Toot town with this jam-packed box of goodies. The box turns into a railway track ready to place the interactive Toot-Toot Drivers Train on – which plays three Christmas songs, six festive melodies and other fun sound effects.

Price: £25

The Entertainer, Playmobil Royal Ice Skating Trip Advent Calendar

Create your very own winter wonderland complete with its own royal family, forest animals and token cheery snowman. Plus, open one of the doors to uncover a very special bracelet fit for a princess…

Price: £19.99