It was revealed that children between five and ten are more likely to damage walls and paintwork, while those in the 11-15 age bracket generally tend to break crockery or glasses.
Lloyd Wilson, head of Abbey Insurance, said: "School holidays are prime time for breakages so parents be warned.
"The cost of replacing damaged goods can come as a nasty shock. £140 or more to repair or replace broken items is no small amount to find, so its worth making sure your insurance policy covers every item in your home for accidental damage."
Previous research by Abbey found that half a million people spend over 25 hours a week worrying about risks to their homes and possessions.
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