Mum's the word

Open Today

08:30 - 20:30

She’ll tell you she doesn’t want anything for Mother’s Day, but what she really wants to spend it with you.

So how do you show her how much she means to you in the most thoughtful way possible? 

Follow our top tips and you’ll get some major Mum points.

 

1. Breakfast in bed

We know it’s tried and tested, but we bet there’s not a single Mum out there who wouldn’t love to wake up to a breakfast tray complete with a little vase of flowers and a cuppa.

If there are little ones in your house, bonus Mum points for having them ‘help’ with this task, it’s sure to raise a smile.

 

2. Don’t let her near the kitchen

If she normally spends her days keeping the family fed and watered, then make sure she has a day off from cooking.

If she’s passed down her skills to you then great, rustle up a delicious lunch and dinner for all the family.

And don’t whatever you do let her do the washing up! If cooking is not your forte, then treat her to a delicious meal out at Nando’s.

 

3. No Housework

If you see her get the vacuum cleaner or a can of furniture polish out, offer to take over and don’t take no for an answer!

She might protest but secretly she’ll be delighted not to do it for a change.


4. Shower her with compliments

Think she’s the best mum in the whole world? Tell her why!

Shower her with compliments about all that she does for you, so she knows you don’t take it for granted.


5. Time

What she likes, more than anything, is to spend time with you.

So cancel your usual plans, and spend the whole day together.

You don’t have to do anything fancy (although a spa day would be nice!), it’s just that she’s with you.


6. Gift & Card

If you’ve done all the kind and thoughtful gestures and want to get her a little something too, then why not a bottle of her favourite fragrance from Boots.

She'll be thrilled that you even know what her favourite is, a little detective work may be needed but we promise it’ll be appreciated!

If she’s not a fan of perfume then you can’t go wrong with some choccies from Marks & Spencer.

And whatever you do, don’t forget a card from The Card Factory.

 

7. Give her a huge hug

The best things in life really are free!

 

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 Shopping Park 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 Shopping Park
Thamesdown Drive
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN25 4AN
01793726636
  • Car

    Orbital Shopping Park 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 Shopping Park 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 Shopping Park 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 - we offer free parking for the first 5 hours.

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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