Kate Winslet is going to have a ''festival of parties'' for her 40th birthday.

The 'A Little Chaos' star reaches the milestone in October this year and is looking forward to celebrating with lots of activities and a ''daredevil'' thing or two.

She told USA TODAY: ''The best part for me of turning 40 is all the parties I'm going to have because I'm going to have a festival of parties, doing lots of different things involving lots of friends, lots of children, lots of family stuff.

''And hopefully there'll be lots of activity; being outside, doing a few daredevil things. The best part of turning 40 is doing all that I think.''

Meanwhile, Kate previously joked that her 'Titanic' co-star Leonardo Dicaprio wouldn't want to have a joint 40th birthday party with her.

Speaking last year, she said: ''He's 40 this year and I'm 40 next - that's weird. Isn't that weird?

''He wouldn't have a joint party with me, he really wouldn't. Definitely not. He likes to have his moments... but also I don't think I'd want to have a joint party with him, more to the (expletive) point!''