We’re looking for a young Reading Hero in Swindon!

Open Today

08:30 - 20:30

We want to reward a local child under the age of 12 who has gone above and beyond to help or inspire others through reading.  

One lucky winner will receive £150 National Book Tokens: £50 for them and £100 for their school so they can buy lots of new stories to enjoy.

We’ll also give one runner up a copy of David Walliams’ best-selling children’s novel, ‘The Midnight Gang’.

A Reading Hero can be any child you know who has done something amazing through reading. Perhaps they’ve helped others with reading at school, read to an elderly or poorly relative or perhaps they have overcome their own difficulties with reading and so are an inspiration to others.

If you know an inspirational child that you think fits the bill, nominate them by filling in the short form below, telling us why they deserve to win in no more than 200 words.

Our competition is linked to the Young Readers Programme, a National Literacy Trust initiative in partnership with Orbital and its owner British Land, designed to encourage children to read for fun in their spare time.

Terms and conditions apply.

 

Red asterisk denotes a mandatory field.

General opening times

Monday
08:30
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20:30
Tuesday
08:30
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20:30
Wednesday
08:30
-
20:30
Thursday
08:30
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20:30
Friday
08:30
-
20:30
Saturday
08:30
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19:00
Sunday
10:30
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16:30

Store opening times may vary. Food and leisure will be open later – please check retailer websites for further details.

Additional opening hours

Orbital Swindon Store opening times may vary. Food and leisure will be open later – please check retailer websites for further details.

Please note that some retailers may vary from these times.

Search below for the shop details or view the full list of retailers

Getting here

Orbital
Thamesdown Drive
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN25 4AN
01793726636
  • Car

    Orbital is located just off Thamesdown Drive, Swindon. Conveniently located with Cheltenham to the north and the M4 to the south. For specific directions, please type into your route finder or sat nav SN25 4AN.

  • Train

    Orbital is around 4 miles by road North-West of Swindon (Wilts) Train Station, and can be reached by taxi in less than 15 minutes.

  • Bus

    Bus routes 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15 serve Orbital with regular services. Please contact Thamesdown Transport or check Traveline Southeast for timetable information.

Facilities

There are ATMs available at the customer service hub.

There are baby changing facilities can be found within the customer service hub.

We have a total of 1000 spaces available to the public - all are absolutely FREE.

The ASDA car park has a 5 hour parking limit. 

906 Standard Spaces

54 Disabled Spaces

18 Parend Child Spaces

20 Motorcycle Spaces

2 Reserved Police Spaces

Our car park has also been issued the Park Mark, an award given by the Police to car parks that have achieved the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme, designed to reduce crime in car parks.

Please note that for security reasons, the front main car park is locked each night and nor reopened until 05:30 the next day.

Barrier Closing Times

Monday to Thursday 23:30

Friday 22:00

Saturday and Sunday 21:30

If you're locked in, please call our 24 hour helpline on 08081 565533

For more information on the Car Wash which is situated next to the Petrol Station, please click here.

An adult disabled changing room can be found within the customer service hub. The room is locked with a Radar key, with a spare key kepts in the site office within the same building. The room benefits height adjustable sink and adult changing bed, privacy screen and hoist. We have advertised the room on www.changing-places.org

Any issues please contact site security.

Monday to Friday 10:00 - 18:00

Saturday 09:00 to 18:00

Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Toilets can be found in Café Revive in Marks & Spencer, in the Starbucks inside New Look, Homebase and the Asda Superstore.

Public toilets can also be found within the customer service hub. Opening hours are as follows:

Monday to Friday 10:00 - 18:00

Saturday 09:00 - 18:00

Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Services

A number of stores within Orbital offer a Click & Collect service - please see individual the relevant store pages for more information.

The Asda Superstore offers various services designed to meet the needs of all of its customers. These range from induction loops to wide check-outs and portable chip & pin machines. Guide dogs are welcome and disabled parking bays are available.