New Kids Playground Lands at Orbital

Open Today

08:30 - 20:30

Local children, parents and MP of North Swindon, Justin Tomlinson, came together last weekend to officially open Orbital’s new aviation-themed play area! 

Inspired by Swindon’s engineering heritage, the play area features a climbing frame designed as a plane, with a ‘control tower’, rope bridge and slide. Perfect for little pilots of all ages. 

Jamie Turner, centre manager of Orbital, said: “The playground is a great addition to Orbital and our community. It was brilliant to see the children enjoying themselves this morning and we hope the playground will provide local families with a space to spend quality time together.”

The project is part of a multi-million pound investment here at Orbital. Justin Tomlinson, MP for North Swindon, said: “This will be a fantastic and very popular new facility for local parents, and I am thrilled that the design reflects Swindon’s proud heritage."

Plans have since been made to create a whole host of upgrades to its customer facilities, so keep an eye out for brand new customer toilets with full disabled and parent and child facilities. Retailers Nando’s and EE are also set to open at Orbital Shopping Venue later this year.

Located near Next, the playground is free to use and open daily. So come along, try it out, and let us know what you think!  

General opening times

Monday
08:30
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20:30
Tuesday
08:30
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20:30
Wednesday
08:30
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20:30
Thursday
08:30
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20:30
Friday
08:30
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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 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 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.

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