Some 31 per cent of grandparents will take care of their grandkids for at least three days a week during the school holidays.
This is according to research carried out by Saga and highlights how mums and dads are relying on their own parents to get free childcare during the summer months.
However, this could end up costing grandparents money in the long run, as 43 per cent of those questioned expect to spend up to £100 on their grandchildren during the break, while seven per cent will splurge more than £200 to keep the little ones happy.
Over one-quarter will also look to bring their grandkids on various days out – such as to the beach or the museum – in an effort to keep them occupied, while 28 per cent are just going to stay at home with them.
Roger Ramsden, chief executive of Saga Service, stated that grandparents need to be careful not to leave any valuable toys or gadgets in the car if they do go away somewhere for the day.