At Magic Beans we have the unique combination of a café, ice cream bar, beautiful lakeside gardens, and the Hocus Pocus Play interactive play area. We are fully licenced and available for daytime or evening events. Our flexible space makes this the perfect place to host your event to keep everyone happy, whatever the weather.

Magic Beans is a new cafe in an established location. Situated in the beautiful Cotswold Water Park – just outside the town of Whelford, and near to Lechlade and Fairford – we are family (and dog!) friendly and have cosy seating indoors and out with beautiful views over the nearby lake.


Ice Cream Party

Including an afternoon tea and one of our splendid ice cream sundaes, made using Dolcetti gelato and a wonderful array of toppings. Choose from our fairy tale themed sundae menu or design your own!

Our ice cream bar has special child sized seating for the little ones (up to 8) and tall stools for the adults/older kids (up to 5), or for larger numbers there is more seating in the café.

Max/Min: Up to 8
Duration: N/A
Location: Café
Pricing: £15 per child

Play Party

Our interactive play area is the most exciting place to have a party for little people. Press the buttons, wind the handles, change the colours and find out how things work. Make up your own games in the role play house and castle. Climb the tree house and spin in the hamster wheel.

Your buffet will be laid out in the party room. You can choose which fun and nutritious food items you want from our party menu, and we are happy to cater for special diets if this is discussed with us in advance.

Most suited to children aged 1-6.

We have slots available Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday 11am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm.

Enjoy all the fun of the play, without having to share the play area with other people!

For up to 50 people, to include any mix of adults and children. You can choose which food options to add to your booking, from party buffets, cream teas or ice cream sundaes.

Max/Min: Up to 50 people
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Cafe
Pricing: £275 including buffet for up to 25 children. Adult food options also available.

Exclusive use – play area and gardens

Perfect for a large gatherings and events including children. Enjoy the lakeside views from our spacious gardens. Relax with a glass of beer or wine while the kids play in the outdoor sand play or in the play area. Adults can chat in peace while the children play. Choose from our range of food options for your party, including buffets, cream teas, BBQ, and more. While we can’t guarantee the weather, this option give you both indoor and outdoor space so you have the best of both worlds.

Evening use is also available by arrangement, our garden lighting really sets the atmosphere for your event.

Max/Min: Up to 70 people
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Play area, conservatory, garden room and garden
Pricing: £235 plus food


The Garden Room or The Party Room

For smaller events, classes or meetings consider hiring either our Garden Room or Party Room.

The Garden Room has lovely views over the gardens to the lake. It is partly enclosed to give you some privacy and protect you from any inclement weather, but has all the advantages of the gardens and seats up to 20 people.

The Party Room is a light and airy indoor space with flexible seating options. The large windows make it ideal for crafting events or a very pleasant place to hold a business meeting. Seats up to 20.

Available Wednesday to Friday. Evenings available by arrangement.

Max/Min: Up to 20 people
Duration: Any
Location: Garden Room or Party Room
Pricing: £15 per hour

Full Facility Hire

All day hire is available for our full facility, including the café, play area, party room, gardens and garden room. Available 10am to 4pm. We have a licenced bar and a range of options for catering for your event.

Max/Min: Up to 100 people
Duration: 6 hours
Location: Café, Play Area, Gardens, Garden Room, Party Room
Pricing: £800 plus food


Children’s parties

For our children’s buffet you can choose from a selection of shaped sandwiches, crisps, carrot and cucumber batons, breadsticks, cakes, ‘magic wands’, crumpet pizzas and other nutritious and child friendly options. We are happy to cater for special diets as long as these are discussed with us in advance so we have time to plan ahead. The children’s buffet is included in the price of our play party.

The grownups at a children’s party get hungry too, so we can add a range of dainty sandwiches crisps and scones with cream and jam to the children’s buffet for £6.50 per adult.

Grown up party buffets

We can prepare a range of sandwiches, cakes, scones, crisps, sausage rolls, fruit and other nibbles to your taste. From £7 per person depending on which food items you wish to include.

Scones with jam and clotted cream.

For a simpler option treat your guests to freshly made scones with clotted cream and jam for £3.20 per person.

Afternoon Tea

An dainty selection of sandwiches, scones, cakes and fruit, served on tiered cake stands. with tea and coffee. This is an elegant way to celebrate. £13 per person.


Cooked and served in the garden, this is a fun and relaxed way to have a great party. All our meat is great quality and comes from a local butcher. We can provide a range of different options including 100% beef burgers, marinated chicken breasts, steak, sausages, lamb, and of course veggie burgers, salads and condiments. Call us to discuss all the options.