Long queues of mums and children have formed outside Build A Bear shops today - and here is why.

The toy chain is holding a ‘Pay your age day’ at its stores across the country, including Bromley, Bluewater and Kingston.

Any guests who have previously signed up to the Build-A-Bear Bonus Club reward scheme online can visit their local store and pay their current age for their custom-made cuddly toy.

People have been taking to Facebook and Twitter to express their disappointment as customers are getting turned away because the stores are at capacity.

Are you standing in a queue to get a bear? Send your photos to emily.hennings@newsquest.co.uk