Thousands of people waiting hours for the Build-A-Bear pay your age day at the Intu Trafford Centre today, so many people turned up it was becoming a safety issue and so they decided to end the event.
Many mums and dads managed to get their kids something though, and left very happy people.
A spokesperson for Build-A-Bear workshops said: “Build-A-Bear Workshop’s Pay Your Age Day event generated an overwhelming response, resulting in long lines, extensive waits and disappointed Guests.
“We feel it is important to share that, based on the information available to us before the day began, we could not have predicted this reaction to our Pay Your Age Day event. We understand that many Guests were turned away.
“Due to safety concerns created by the crowds, authorities in certain locations closed Build-A-Bear stores, and in other locations, we were forced to limit the line. Unfortunately, given these circumstances, we were unable to serve all of our Guests for the Pay Your Age Day event, as planned.”
Vouchers are still available to Build-A-Bear Bonus Club Members, they have to login to their account by midnight July 18 and once received can be used until the end of August.
Trafford Centre is one of the safest shopping and entertainment facilities in the country and has staff on hand at all times of operation to help in any way they can.
(Video and cover photo by Peter Escobar)