Travelodge has published a list of the weirdest items in its lost and found offices. Picture: Travelodge.

A hotel chain has revealed the most bizarre items left behind in its rooms (and car parks) - and they include a bath full of potatoes, Bob the Builder costumes, a canoe and even pets. Plus a mother-in-law.  Budget chain Travelodge, which has 542 properties across the UK, published a list of the weirdest items that have ended up in its lost and found offices over the past 12 months. 

The hotel manager at Manchester Trafford Park Travelodge got quite a shock after finding a 27ft ‘Starchaser’ space rocket at the hotel. And in Leatherhead a spaced-out guest forgot to take their pet lionhead rabbit, Bugs Bunny.

Over in Weston-Super-Mare staff found a cat and dog called Baskin and Robbins had been left behind and in Newcastle, an unlucky guest lost their winning EuroMillions Lottery ticket. 

Interestingly, the hotel chain has also seen a growing trend in forgetful brides. One new bride staying at York Central Travelodge left behind her mother-in- law, and only realised when she got home that she had forgotten her new relative. All items left behind in Travelodge hotels that have not been claimed within three months are donated to local British Heart Foundation Charity Shops, Travelodge’s charity partner. 

Here is the complete list:

Aberdeen - A 50-year-old teddy bear called Rupert

Bicester - A 24ct gold Buddha necklace

Birmingham Broadway Plaza - 20 Bob the Builder costumes including work belts and hard hats

Birmingham Bull Ring - A diamond Mangala sutra (a wedding necklace worn by Indian brides)

Birmingham Streetly - 84 pairs of builders boots

Blackpool South Promenade - Mobility scooter

Bradford Central - A Swarovski encrusted wedding coat worth £50,000

Brighton Seafront - A canoe

Cambridge - A degree in engineering

Carlisle - A personal diary spanning over 40 years

Coventry - A 100-year-old alarm clock

Eastleigh Central - A bath full of Jersey potatoes

Edinburgh Central Princes Street - A land deed and title to land in the Scottish Highlands

Gatwick Airport - Pilot's licence

Harrogate - Tickets for the Orient Express

Harrogate West Park - Life-sized cut-outs of Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt

Heathrow Terminal 5 - A script for a movie

Leamington Spa - A drone

Leatherhead - A pet lionhead rabbit called Bugs Bunny

Liverpool Exchange Street - A set of Hermes tarot cards

London Bank - A Montblanc pen worth £8,000

London Farringdon - A Hublot watch

London Finchley - Eight baskets of wooden spoons

London Kings Cross - A Moncler ski suit

London Liverpool Street - £500,000 worth of share certificates

Manchester Central - A vintage Louis Vuitton trunk with ball gowns inside 

Manchester Trafford Park Travelodge - a 27ft model space rocket 

Milton Keynes at the Hub - A mixologist book of cocktail recipes

Newcastle Central - A winning EuroMillions lottery ticket for £100

Reading Central - A statue made from screws

Redhill Town Centre - A black Range Rover Sport and keys

Ryde, Isle of Wight - A gold Second World War bravery medal

Sunderland Central - Eight suitcases of designer clothes and shoes bought from Bond Street

Torquay - Six-foot Christmas trees fully decorated

Towcester - A Belgian Malinois dog called Betsy

Weston-Super-Mare - A silver cat called Baskin and Yorkshire Terrier called Robbins

Dudley Town Centre - An antique urn containing ashes

York - A pair of Oranda fish called Gin and Tonic

York Central - A mother-in-law. 

Daily Mail