||The belated warm weather has brought Brits outside in droves, as they enjoy the sunshine following the mildest summer since 1993.
The warmest start to October since records began has seen booking through the Camping and Caravanning club soaring.
The Friendly Club reports that its bookings for last weekend were up by 29 per cent, when compared with the same weekend late year.
In particular, Wales is proving to be a highly popular destination with reservations up by a whopping 70 per cent in the region.
Also benefitting from the boom is the South East of England, where bookings were up by 40 per cent.
Bob Hill, sites director at the Camping and Caravanning Club, said: "The promise of some extended warm weather [is] the perfect opportunity to camp with the Club - whether you're a new or an experienced camper, we aim to provide affordable holiday options for everyone.