Back to school essentials at Orbital

Open Today

08:30 - 20:30

It's that time of the year again...

But there's no need to panic. Here at Orbital, we've got everything you need to prepare for the new term. From school uniform to sportswear our stores have it all!

Head to Argos to pick up all the essentials from laptops to lunchboxes. Did you know they even sell uniform? Why not browse their back to school collection online and order click and collect to pick up in store. 

Can't face the endless piles of washing? Marks and Spencer's innovative ranges of schoolwear are for you - pick up some non-iron shirts, scuff resistant shoes and stain-resistant clothing to make your life a breeze.

ASDA's great ranges of schoolwear are perfect for fast growing kids too - pick up some adjustable waist or longer-leg trousers for the perfect fit, as well as shirts, shoes and pinafores.

Fussy teenagers? New LookOutfit, and Next all stock great basics that are school uniform approved. From black leggings to white blouses and even fashionable sportswear, you'll have smiles all round.

Packing one of your children off to college or university? Make sure they never forget to call home with a brand new smartphone or tablet from Carphone Warehouse or EE. There'll be no excuses not to call mum! If they're moving out, stop at Homebase to get some home-touches for their new room.


General opening times


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

Thamesdown Drive
SN25 4AN
  • 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.


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 Friday 23:00

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

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


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.

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