Old Dalby

Old Dalby is part of the parish of Old Dalby & Broughton and lies to the west of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire close to the Nottinghamshire border.  It is quite a small village with around 1,430 people, including the settlement of Queensway, living in or around the village.

Old Dalby has a very active community with many groups such as netball, cricket, choir, church, toddlers, scouts and wine club. The WI was disbanded in 2018. The village also boasts the Old Dalby Singers who rehearse most Tuesdays throughout the year in the Village Hall. 

Our children are educated at the preschool and primary school.

We even have our very own Belvoir Brewery and The Crown Inn.

Please Note… OLD DALBY DAY suspended in 2019

For over 30 years the community gets together to put on OLD DALBY DAY, a traditional village fete on the August Bank Holiday Monday. This event has brought thousands of visitors to the village who have enjoyed a varied and exciting array of entertainment and helped raise funding for many of the many groups in Old Dalby. Unfortunately, too few residents were able to help organise the event for 2019 so it has been suspended.

OLD DALBY DAY suspended in 2019

Please see Old Dalby Day website for more information.

Old Dalby Day Residents’ Survey. (Now Complete)


Within this website you will be able to find information about living in Old Dalby.  Enjoy browsing.



In 2018 the Old Dalby Singers were joined by the School Choir, the 1st Old Dalby Scouts and the Beavers, along with various local and wonderfully talented guest artistes for a fun-filled eChristmas Warm Poster 2019 pdf-page-001vening. A surprisingly pleasing amount of musical talent for one small community thrilled the audience. 2019’s Christmas Warm Up is presented by the singers’ new musical director Deborah Davies and promises to be as much fun as ever with a varied repertoire and a chance to join in if you wish.

The family-orientated concert kicks off at St John’s in Old Dalby at 6.30 pm on Friday, 6th December 2019 and there are wine and refreshments in the nearby village hall afterwards. Tickets are only £5.00 for adults, free for children and available vis Ceris on 823145 or from Old Dalby Primary School. See Old Dalby Singers Website for further details.