Hi @Hadeezz , Welcome to GADC! Great place with lots of helpful people to answer any questions you may have.
A Mavic Mini would be a great choice for a first drone, that was my first drone as well and would 100% recommend anyone to purchase one. I’m from Notts also but often travel outside of Nottingham due to restrictions from East Midlands Airport along with Nottingham Airport, put’s a lot of ideal places like Holme Pierrepont for example out of the question due to NFZ.
A few places i’d recommend are:
Bestwood country park (Open field for practise, not very scenic)
Embankment on the Trent, i’ve put a video link of when i was there to give you an idea of where i was near the Rugby field) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Pf8r9OdvHI
Also Bennerley Viaduct near Ikea, was a meet up planned with a few of us but weather and Corona has delayed that for the meantime…
Let me know if you have any more questions, enjoy