Grandmothers really are best at telling bedtime stories... it's official. Following OnePoll research in January, Alton Towers bigwigs discovered that grandparents are more confident in reading to children than parents, and that many children found their grandparents to be "more fun" at story time as a result.
Cue a trial of 'grannies for hire', or Insta-Grans, as they are better known (for their ability to crop up wherever and whenever needed, almost immediately!).
Families styaing at The Enchanted Village at Alton Towers can now request the services of these fab storytellers - not just to read stories, but also to babysit, knit, and make warm drinks before tucking the children in.
Even better, they'll leave behind a packet of good old fashioned Werther's Originals for the next day.
Insta-Gran Heather Scroggs says, "I've had decades worth of experience looking after little ones and so this job is certainly a pleasure. The best bit is tucking them into bed and sending them off to a magical dream world."
Sounds good to us!
For extra fun and games, catch our Fun with the Family page in every issue of Yours, out fortnightly on Tuesdays