Survey says one in five adults still hold on to their cuddly toys from childhood

The survey also found 17 per cent of adults kept the toys to pass on to their own youngsters.
The survey also found 17 per cent of adults kept the toys to pass on to their own youngsters. Photo: Chris Ison/PA Wire/Press Association Images

One in five adults claims to still have their cherished cuddly toys from childhood.

A survey found that soft toys were the most popular relic from their playthings as children to still find a place in their possessions, ahead of Lego and action figures.

Royal lego: A Royal lego model at Legoland Windsor.
Royal lego: A Royal lego model at Legoland Windsor. Credit: Rebecca Naden/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The poll - carried out to mark the screening of Sky Movies special Toy Story Of Terror! tomorrow - revealed 22 per cent of those polled still had a cuddly toy.

More than half (52 per cent) of the 2,000 UK adults who took part said they still had one of their childhood toys.

The Amazing Spider Man action figure on sale in London.
The Amazing Spider Man action figure on sale in London. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The survey also found 17 per cent kept the toys to pass on to their own youngsters - while 10% said they continued to enjoy playing with them.

Childhood toys carry such vivid emotional memories that it's not surprising that many adults find it hard to let go of them.

– Psychologist Anjula Mutanda

: : New Pixar animated special Toy Story Of Terror! is screened on Sunday at 7pm.