Review | Playmobil advent calendar

Playmobil advent calendar

I can’t actually believe it is this time of year again, but can we talk advent calendars? Last year we had the Playmobil Christmas on the Farm advent calendar, and it was a real hit with Max – he loved opening a new window every day and building his farm scene throughout December.  I knew we wanted something similar this year, so we were thrilled to receive the Royal Ice Skating Trip from this years Playmobil advent calendars collection.

Playmobil advent calendar

Playmobil advent calendar

The calendar is set out as you would expect – 24 boxes to open throughout December. Attached to the back of the calendar is a bag containing the winter scene. This just unfolds and has cardboard tabs to slot it together and create a 3D background. Each advent window contains a new figure, animal or item to create the scene you see on the front of the box. 

The back of the box tells you what is inside each window, so you might want to make sure you don’t show your children this bit, or you could spoil the surprise! This year, the calendars have an extra special surprise on day 24 – in this case, this is a little bracelet. I think this is a lovely little touch for Christmas Eve.  

Playmobil advent calendar

Some of the characters and items need piecing together once you have opened the windows, so the Playmobil advent calendar comes with a really handy fold out guide to help you know which bits go where. It all looks pretty straightforward, and I am confident that Max will be able to manage most of this himself. 

Playmobil advent calendar

The Playmobil advent calendars are priced at £19.99, which I think represents pretty good value. If you consider the usual price of a Playmobil play set, you’re actually getting really good value for money. All the pieces can be mixed and matched with other sets, and encourage imaginative and creative play. As a top manufacturer in pre-school toys, Playmobil have really hit the nail on the head with these calendars, which are the perfect way to countdown to Christmas with your child.

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18 Comments

  1. October 24, 2017 / 9:25 am

    My friend was talking about these yesterday, they look amazing! Athena would be over the moon with this!

  2. October 24, 2017 / 10:23 am

    Oh gosh I was reading this review when my daughter spotted it and started shouting she wants one too 😀 She was very taken by the “Elsa” here ha ha. Looks like a really cool advent calendar. #triedtested
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  3. October 24, 2017 / 11:37 am

    Been looking at alternatives to a chocolate advent this year for the kids, this looks ideal. Playmobil is a huge winner in this house. #TriedTested

  4. October 24, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    Oh this looks brilliant. What a great alternative to chocolate every morning for breakfast. #triedtested

  5. October 24, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    What a fun way to get excited to the run up of christmas X #triedtested

  6. October 24, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    I used to love Playmobil when I was little – I love the advent calendars that build up to a scene before christmas, and they usually have lots of play value. #triedtested

  7. October 24, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    We also had on the farm calendar, last year and Finlay loved it. I think this is a bit too girly for him this year, so I am on the hunt for an alternative. It looks great though, if Emmie was older I would definitely get it!
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  8. October 24, 2017 / 10:18 pm

    What a fantastic idea for an advent calendar and this looks like excellent value for money. My son is still a bit young this year, but this is definitely one I’ll be looking at when he’s older. #TriedTested

  9. October 24, 2017 / 11:54 pm

    My daughter would love this <3 #TriedTested

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