Spring into Lewes

Spring into Lewes 2021 is an online festival with downloadable activities, competitions and resources to inspire and help you to access the beautiful nature on our doorstep. Take time to explore the Lewes Railway Land using our downloadable resources and get involved by entering our creative competitions.


Nature Activities

Spring into Lewes 2021 was created following a successful application to the Linnean society for a small grant to run a spring festival. Our idea was for a physical festival based between the Railway Land and Priory school with a few students acting as guides, partnering with a few local organisations with all sorts of activities on the way around.  However, given that 2021 has continued to be challenging, this has since morphed into an online event for this year. We hope that Spring into Lewes helps you to embrace our local area and inspire you to get more involved within our community –  Thank you to everyone who has helped us to make this happen.  If you want to tell us about your experiences then we would love to hear from you.  Let’s hope that in 2022 we can hold the real thing!

Support Friends of Priory. Events and activities are free, but if you would like to make a donation to Friends of Priory, you can click on "DONATE" (in the menu at the tope of this page), or just click the button below. Many thanks.



To be judged by Jeremy Page of Frogmore Press

Write a Haiku poem inspired by the Railway Land


Judged by local photographer Katie Vandyck @katievandyck 

‘See what you can capture through the eye of a lens’


Judged by local artist Fiona Griffin @fi_griffin_prints

Draw, paint, sculpt or collage a piece of artwork inspired by nature and send us a photo of your creation.

Competition Terms and Conditions.

There are more details of how to enter each compeition, plus full terms and conditions, each of the prize pages. The promoter is Friends of Priory School Reg charity no.1085742.

Other nature-inspired websites

RSBB: RSPB Nature Wow

Woodland Trust: 10 nature activities for kids if you're self-isolating at home

National Trust: 50 things to do before you're 11¾

Natural History Museum: online learning resources

Greenhavens Network: Learning Together

South Downs National Park: Wildlife Spotting

Green United: www.greenunited.org.uk

The Linnean Society: At home

BirdNerd: bird song identifier app

Circle of Life: Family Wild Days