12:35PM, Friday 11 September 2015
A baby that was born at Legoland has been handed a lifetime pass for the theme park.
Lucas Atkinson was born in the resort’s staff car park on Sunday, August 30, after his family had to make an emergency stop on the way to Slough’s Wexham Park Hospital.
When the newborn’s mother, Janine, started having contractions, the family from Bracknell set off for the hospital.
Facing a race against time, they were told by paramedics on the phone that if Janine’s contractions got too close together that they should pull over and call an ambulance.
As the contractions grew closer, Lucas’ father Daniel realised the family were not going to make it to Wexham Park and pulled over into the Legoland staff car park in Winkfield Road, Windsor.
Paramedics soon arrived on the scene and gave Janine oxygen until another ambulance arrived.
But Lucas couldn’t wait for the hospital and paramedics had to help deliver him in the car park.
Legoland bosses celebrated the birth by awarding Lucas with a lifetime pass to the resort.
Free day tickets were also given to his siblings Nathan, eight, Madison, six, and Oscar, four, meaning the family can enjoy another rollercoaster ride at the amusement park this year.
Daniel Atkinson, Lucas’ father, said: “The paramedics were amazing and I want to thank all the staff at Legoland for the moral support.”
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