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Last Updated: Tuesday July 22 2008 13:08 GMT

More families take up camping

Boy reading in a tent

It looks like more families are going camping this year to save money because of the 'credit crunch'.

This is about the price of food and fuel going up, and that means your mum and dad might have less money to spend on holidays than usual.

Across the UK, bookings at campsites have shot up and camping shops say sales of things like sleeping bags, torches and tents have gone up too.

Weather experts say this week will be REALLY hot, which is good news.

But the rest of the summer will be pretty average with mixed sunshine and rain.