IT'S National Grandparents Day on Sunday, October 4, and this year more than ever they have been in our thoughts.

They play a pivotal part in our families' lives as the oldest – and the wisest – generation.

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And when we look back on 2020 in years to come, we'll remember how hard it was for many of them, forced to stay away from their grandchildren in fear of the coronavirus; unable to give them a hug, only able to see them through a window.

So let's celebrate our grandparents by giving them their time in the spotlight.

What are your favourite memories of your grandparents when you were younger? Did you have a favourite place you used to go with them as a special treat?

Scroll to the bottom of the article to submit your pictures and memories.

And let's hear from grandparents too. What's the best thing about being a grandparent? Is it seeing a sparkle in their eyes because they are happy to see you? Perhaps it's because it makes you feel younger. Let us know.

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National Grandparents Day is not a holiday invented to sell cards or flowers.

In Britain, it happens on the first Sunday of October – this year, October 4.

The celebration was founded by the charity Age Concern. It's been celebrated on the first Sunday in October since 2008.