Forget Daddy cool – Grandparents are cool!

11 July 2014

McCarthy & Stone's Assisted Living

The coolest grandparents let you stay up late, laugh at rude rhymes, tell you secrets and are on Facebook according to our research. Our latest survey polled 2,000 children aged 5 to 15 to establish the traits and attributes that grandparents possess to be deemed ‘cool’.

On-trend grannies and granddads also own an iPad, always have homemade cakes available and push money in to your hands whilst saying ‘shhhh.’ Finding YouTube videos funny, letting them choose what they want for dinner, having picnics indoors and playing on the Wii were also on the cool list. As was knowing lots of card games, listening to music, letting them bake without moaning about the mess, and taking them on days out.

The poll also revealed the coolest grandparents are most likely to be called Ted and Maggie. They let their grandkids play in rain, always have sweets on hand and have an array of rude jokes up their sleeves.

In the cool stakes, the research found 65% of children described their grandparents as cool, 75% said they hoped to be like their grandparents when they grow old and 70% also said they thought their grandparents were much younger than their years.

Do you have a groovy grandparent? Or maybe you ARE one? Share your stories of how you spoil your grandchildren in the comments section below.

THE COOLEST GRANDPARENTS - TOP 20

  1. Let you stay up late
  2. Push money into our hands going 'sshh'
  3. Take you on days out
  4. Let you choose what you want for dinner
  5. Always have homemade cakes available
  6. Always have sweets on hand
  7. Let you bake and don't moan about the mess
  8. Take you on holiday with them
  9. Like listening to your music in the car
  10. They laugh at YouTube videos
  11. Know lots of card games
  12. Help you build dens
  13. Let you have picnics indoors
  14. Play on the Wii
  15. Tell you secrets you're not allowed to tell your parents
  16. Laugh at rude songs you learnt in school
  17. Have a drawer full of magnificent jewellery and nik-naks
  18. Let you go on the computer as long as you want
  19. Know modern songs
  20. Bring hot chocolate/tea to you in bed

COOLEST GRANDPARENTS WILL OWN…TOP TEN

  1. iPad
  2. Flat screen TV
  3. iPhone
  4. Holiday home abroad
  5. HD TV
  6. Lots of games
  7. Facebook Account
  8. Email account
  9. Swinging hammock
  10. Dog

COOLEST GRANDPARENTS IN THE PUBLIC EYE

  • Female - Sharon Osbourne
  • Male - Mick Jagger

NAME OF THE COOLEST GRANNY – TOP 5

  1. Maggie
  2. Sue
  3. Marilyn
  4. Linda
  5. Pam

NAME OF THE COOLEST GRANDDAD – TOP 5

  1. Ted
  2. Steve
  3. Bob
  4. Richard
  5. Graham

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