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About Emma...

Posted by Emma Perkins on May 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)


It's been a whole term since I've joined the Kidz Klub team and I thought I'd write a little bit about me and share what I love so much about Kidz Klub! So, here goes!

I'm Emma and I'm married to Michael who is a curate in York and we've been married for 4 years. I love board games (mostly losing!), watching films (mostly Disney), eating tasty food (mostly Spanish) and going to the theatre (mostly musicals!). I also love seeing friends and family, the beach, cross-stitching and sleeping...and I really love Jesus! I grew up in the Midlands but moved to Yorkshire around 10 years ago (with a brief 3-year hiatus whilst my husband trained in Cambridge) which explains my slightly hybrid accent!

I've been involved in children and youth work for the last decade and I just love it! One of the things I love most about my job is trying to bring the Bible to life through fun, games, craft, activities and drama and love that creativity is such a huge part of what Kidz Klub is about. We want to share the joy of Jesus with everyone - and we do this through our silliness, our games and our stories...even if it sometimes looks like we're just covering someone in toilet roll!

It's been a real privilege to get to know the children of Kidz Klub and the local schools over the past term - they genuinely make me laugh, ask such great questions, remember unexpected parts of the stories we share, dance to our songs with such enthusiasm it's infectious and encourage each other in really gentle and lovely ways. It's so wonderful to get to hang out with them at Kidz Klub - especially on Monday evenings, where I run the Strensall club.

I can't wait to see all that next term has in store as we explore more of Joseph's story, play games, win prizes, hear funny stories, remember our powerphrase, play in the sunshine (I'm optimistic!) and eat tuck shop - because all of this is part of what Kidz Klub is about - celebrating together the joy of Jesus with all of the fun and silliness we can!

Jesus says he came that we may have life, and life to the full (John 10:10) and though I may be biased, I think Kidz Klub is one way we can show that is life to the full...with sweets and silliness and stories!

I think all that's left for me to say is thanks for making me feel so welcome - it's a real privilege to say I'm part of the brilliant Kidz Klub team! We hope to see you (and friends!) next term!


Summer Term!

Posted by Emma Perkins on May 22, 2019 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

This term we are looking at the story of Joseph (and that amazing technicolour dreamcoat of his!) and we've already had a brilliant start to the summer term as we try to solve The Curious Case of the Missing Pyramid!

We've had hieroglyphics, building pyramids, wrapping mummies, playing with pyramids and ruins and enjoyed even more games and silliness - and we simply can't wait to continue our adventure after half-term!

The dates for next term are:


3rd June, 10th June, 17th June, 24th June

1st July, 8th July (Family Social TBC)


11th June, 18th June, 25th June

2nd July, 9th July (Family Social TBC)

Dates for the new year

Posted by Emma Perkins on December 24, 2018 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Happy New Year! 

If you're starting to feel like the excitement of Christmas is a long distant memory at this point, then we have some good news! Our weekly clubs start back up again soon!

We have lots of brand new exciting material in preparation for the new term, we can't wait to see you there. 

Dates for the new term are as follows:


14th January, 21st January, 28th January

4th february, 11th febraury, 18th february,

11th March, 18th March, 25th March 

1st April. 

St Andrews: 

15th January, 22nd January, 29th January,

5th February, 12th February, 19th February,

12th March, 19th March, 26th March,

2nd April. 

Summer term Dates

Posted by Emma Perkins on April 9, 2018 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

It's a new term and that means brand NEW term at kidz klub! 

This term our theme is 'Camelot' and we will be heading to the middle ages as Maid marion is on the hunt for a dashing prince to marry, while the Black Knight is insistent upon causing havoc! 

Our term dates for the following term are as follows: 

Monday (Strensall): 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th APRIL

                                14th, 21st,  MAY

                                11th, 18th, 25th JUNE

Wednesday (Riverside): 11th, 18th, 25th APRIL

                                        2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd  MAY

                                        13th, 20th, 27th    JUNE

We look forward to seeing you there!

New Year, New theme!

Posted by Emma Perkins on January 3, 2018 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy New year!

We hope you've all had a great Christmas break, however you spent it.  

Kidz Klub York is back on Next week! After finishing up Gladiators last term, we are moving on to a brand new theme: 'fireflies'. It's a theme packed with a fun and wacky pantomime revolving around Fredd (yes that's Fredd with two d's!) the lighthouse keeper, completely fresh and exciting new games as always, and a look into the themes of light and darkness - and having a look at what Jesus meant when he called himself the 'light of the World'.

For further details on specific timings and when certain clubs start back, head over to the 'current clubs' page on the website. 

It's sure to be a great term, so make sure you don't miss out!

Autumn 2017 News - New club, New minibus route

Posted by Emma Perkins on August 30, 2017 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (1)

With memories of sunshine becoming a rapidly distant memory, it woul seem that summer is finally coming to an end. 

All is not gloom and doom, however, for kidz klubs will be returning with a brand new theme: 'Gladiators'!! There will be plenty of fantastic new games, high energy songs and plenty of silly dramas - as well as the opportunity to learn about the armour of God. 

Clubs will be starting back on the week beginning the 11th of September, and it is worth noting that there is a new club in Huntington (over at St Andrews) on Tuesday nights. To find more information about clubs and specific dates and times then head over to the 'current Klubs' page. 

For our Riverside club, there is a brand new minibus route starting up. The route will head to four different locations: Pottery Lane, Yearsley Grove, Bell Farm and Boundary Close. Timings for drop-off and pick-up can be found below. For more information about this free minibus service then feel free to email or ring the office on 07570804262. 

Jungle Explorers Holiday Club Fun Day!

Posted by Emma Perkins on February 7, 2017 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (0)

On Monday the 20th of February at Strensall Methodist Church (YO32 5XR), Kidz Klub York is heading into the Jungle! 

Jungle Explorers is a Full-Day Holiday club that will run from 9am - 4pm (with the additional option of being dropped off for breakfast from 8am -9am for an extra £1). The day will be jam packed with fun games, crafts and activities as we take a trip into the jungle together and explore more about God's big love. 

Places are limited, so in order to guarentee your child(ren) a place, then please contact Jonny on

Kidz Klub York Light Party!

Posted by Emma Perkins on October 25, 2016 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)

If you're looking for a fun, and non-scary alternative to trick or treating on Halloween, then why not come along to our 'Kidz Klub York Light Party'?

It's going to be a great evening, jam packed with light-themed games, crafts, food, dancing and UV lighting! There will be a bouncy castle, and also a slot for some singing and dancing - as well as a short talk that will be focused upon the presence of light in the darkness, having a little look at Jesus - who the bible calls 'the Light of the World'. 

Entry for the evening is just £1, and this includes a warm hot dog for food. Your child will also get to take home any crafts that they have made on the night. Anyone who is of primary school age is welcome to come. 

Do remember to bring bright or neon clothing - this way your child can glow and shine under our UV lighted area. 

See you there! 

Huntington Kidz Klub Changes (Important!)

Posted by Emma Perkins on September 20, 2016 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Kidz Klub Huntington has moved!

After a long summer break, Kidz Klub Huntington is returning! There are a few important changes to make you aware of however, so please read on. 

Our Huntington club will no longer be meeting in St Andrew’s church, but will instead meet over at the Living Word Church on Huntington Road (187 Huntington Road YO31 9BP). Please do be aware that if driving to pick up/drop off your child, there is a little less parking space than over at St Andrew’s, so plan accordingly (there is a spar across the road nearby with a possibility of parking there and walking over). This is an exciting move, giving us a little more space to work with as well as partering up with another local church in the area.

We acknowledge that for some of you who have been coming along to our Huntington club this might make getting your children along to the club a little more difficult. Therefore, In order to make the club as accessible as possible we are going to be running a free bus service that meets at St Andrew's church (YO32 9PX), leaving at 6.05pm and returning at 7.45pm. For those of you who live in and around the bell-farm area/boundary close/geldoff road, we will also be running a walking bus - details of which can be found on our facebook page 'Kidz Klub York'.

The timings for the club will now be 6.15pm until 7.30pm. The tuck shop will be open from 6.05pm - 6.15pm and then club will start promptly after. The idea behind this is to cut out the time spent waiting outside for club to start, and the time period of waiting for children to arrive from the bus or get settled into teams whilst still trying to juggle this alongside running the tuck shop. 

With all of that out of the way, let me be the first to say how excited I am to start back again in Huntington in this fresh new term! We're hoping to see many new faces, as well as returning ones - and I'm super looking forward to sharing the action-packed programme that we have lined up. There's going to be plenty of fun and messy games, new songs to sing and engaging stories from the bible!

Our first club starts back next week! (the 28th of September) so make sure not to miss out! It would be great to see you there. If you have any questions or concerns with this new step then please do feel free to email me or ring the Kidz Klub mobile - details for both of these can be found in the 'contacts' section of the website.


Jonny Perolls 
(Director of Kidz Klub York)

Meet Hannah

Posted by Emma Perkins on September 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Who are you?

My name is Hannah Bower and I am 20 years old

Where have you come from?

I have come from a village called Skidby, which is near Hull. I have lived there all my life. So this is my first time living away from home. Back home I attended a church called Christ Church Cottingham, which I was deeply involved with for a few years now.

Tell us a little bit about you…

I have just finished an extended diploma in photography and design in a specialist art and design college and I’m currently taking a gap year to work with Kidz Klub and I’m so happy to see what God has in store for me. After my gap year I am not sure what I will be doing next. I will wait and see what God has in store for me. I have a huge passion for photography and would like to be more involved in this some point in the future and ideally start my own business in wedding and family photography. My hobbies include; baking, reading, photography and making crafty things. I have been involved in the children’s work in our Church and took on the role of setting up and leading a girls group for 11 to 16 year olds, which has taken off really well. All these experiences have been an amazing opportunity to be involved with the church and it has really developed and strengthened my faith.

How did you end up coming to be an intern for Kidz Klub?

How did I end up here? Well I have been going to new wine for a couple of years now and was a leader in the Ground Breaker tent. It was there where I first met Kate, she explained about Kidz Klub and what it involved. I have always had a huge passion for working with children and building a relationship with them. I also think that it is incredibly important that children get to know and experience the love of Jesus so that instantly struck a chord in my heart. However my plan was that I was going to further my career in photography so I looked and applied into various photography courses and jobs. However as I am fast learning our plans aren’t nearly as great as the ones god has for us. The plans for studying photography further fell through and when I was tiding my room one night I came across Kidz Klub information. This hit me hard and I realised that God was looking out for me that whole time. I then spoke to my parents and we prayed together before then contacting Kate to get more information about what it would involve. And right from that moment every step of my journey, until this point has just felt so right. And I have felt God right by my side. And that’s my story so here I am!

What are you most looking forward to about the year?

I am really looking forward to seeing what Gods plan is for this year. I hope and pray that this experience will mould me and strengthen my faith and also my confidence as a person. I am also looking forward to getting to know all of the people who are involved in Kidz Klub and have a huge part in making it what it is. I am most looking forward to meeting all of the children in Kidz Klub and building relationships with them. As this is my first time living away from home I am excited to find my way around a new place and hopefully not get too lost.

What would you like prayer for?

Firstly that I settle in and find my way around the area without getting lost. And also that I will be used in the way God wants me to be and I can get the most out of this amazing experience as I have been so blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing charity.